OPLA’s pure organic cedarwood essential oil (Cedrus deodora) is from the Himalayan Cedarwood tree. It is very similar to Atlas cedarwood oil. It is a yellowish to brownish-yellowish somewhat viscous oil with a rich, herbaceous, camphoraceous, pleasant woody-balsamic undertone reminiscent of Atlas cedarwood.
Himalayan cedarwood is steam-distilled (also read: What is steam distillation of essential oils) from the wood, stumps or from the sawdust. The best quality essential oil is obtained from distilling wood chips from trees that are 20 to 30 years old. The essential oil distilled from the heartwood is considered warmer, more balsamic and aromatic.
Cedarwood essential oil blends well with…
Clary sage essential oil, frankincense essential oil, rose essential oil, rosemary essential oil, ylang ylang essential oil
Cedarwood essential oil benefits
Cedarwood essential oil is long-established with an impressive range of benefits. Known for its antiseptic and astringent qualities, it balances and tones complexions. Whilst helping to heal infections and skin eruptions. The uplifting aroma makes a perfect pick-me-up. It helps to release tension and lift feelings of lethargy.
Cedarwood is grounding and calming that combat feelings of negativity. The uplifting qualities treat nervous tension and help to focus. For men, it is considered an aphrodisiac.
The oil contains the highest level of the anti-inflammatory substances known as sesquiterpenes of any essential oil. This is helpful to ease itchy, irritated skin, especially in cases of acne, dandruff, or athlete’s foot.
Tones and heals skin
The astringent properties in this essential oil can help to balance oily or acne-prone skin. In addition it promotes healing of wounds and skin ulcers.
Cedarwood essential oil benefits for hair
Cedarwood stimulate blood circulation in the scalp and helps hair to grow. Relief dandruff and fungal infections in scalp. It also combats oily hair and makes hair look and feel healthier.
Cedarwood essential oil has a warming, regenerative effect, making it a useful treatment for chronic degenerative conditions, such as arthritis.
Fights colds and coughs
Used in a diffuser, the oil can help break up excessive catarrh, and soothe coughs and bronchitis.
Cedarwood helps to stimulate the flow of lymph, reduce water retention, and aid the removal of toxins from the body.
Supports women’s health
The stimulating effect of cedarwood can help regulate the menstrual cycle and is a useful antiseptic treatment for unwanted vaginal discharges.
How do you use cedarwood essential oil?
As a room fragrance
Use 3-4 drops cedarwood essential oil in a diffuser to cleanse the air and lift anxiety, depression, and feelings of exhaustion.
As a massage oil
Add 12-18 drops cedarwood essential oil to 2 tablespoons base oil for an uplifting and skin-soothing massage.
In hair growth tonic
Blend 3 drops cedarwood, 3 drops rosemary essential oil and 3 drops lavender essential oil with 25ml olive oil. Massage into the scalp and leave for 2-3 hours. Shampoo thoroughly.
In an ointment
Add 12-16 drops cedarwood essential oil to 2 tablespoons base oil or an ointment base and apply several times a day to provide fast relief and healing for itchy, irritated skin conditions.
Non-toxic, non-irritant in dilution. Although avoid use during pregnancy. Some people might have an allergic reaction to cedar trees. The best way to find out is to do a quick patch test at home by mixing a tiny amount of essential and base oils together to your inner elbow. Leave it up to 24 hours to determine if there’s any skin reaction to the applied area.
Is cedarwood essential oil safe for dogs and cats?
Dogs and cats are completely unaffected by cedarwood essential oil. Use it to safely get rid of insects such as fleas, ticks and mosquitoes, without harming pollinators such as bees and butterflies.
This information is meant for educational purposes only. The statements above have not been evaluated by any regulatory agency. It is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, have a medical condition or are taking any medication, please consult your physician.