Cedarwood Essential Oil (Cedrus atlantica) has a warm, balsamic, woody aroma and is relaxing and soothing when used for massage, and can be used as a dietary supplement to maintain healthy lung function.* Cedarwood essential oil has long been used as a beneficial ingredient in cosmetic preparations for oily skin. Cedarwood has an approximate ORAC of 1,689,996 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter.
Historical Data: Throughout antiquity, cedarwood has been used in medicines. the Egyptians used it for embalming the dead. It was used as both a traditional medicine and incense in Tibet.
The fourteenth chapter of Leviticus, 14:54-56, describes a blend of the essential oils of 50% cedarwood and 50% hyssop for various skin issues such as itches, scales, scall, risings, swellings, scabs, rashes, lesions, eczema, pimples, eruptions, skin spots, and/or any "leprous" disease, which could include dermatitis, psoriasis, skin cancers, and even leprosy, itself. The Biblical remedy suggests applications of the oil blend to the right ear, the right thumb, and the right big toe for skin issues which are all emotional reflex points for the right brain through which emotional issues can be resolved and released. In other words, use the oils to address the core of the condition, rather than treating just the symptom.
Cedarwood Essential Oil Key Constituents:
Alpha-Himachalene — 10-20%
Beta-Himachalene — 35-55%
Gamma-Himachalene — 8-15%
Delta-Cadinene — 2-6%
Cedarwood Essential Oil Research:
Hay IC, et al. "randomized trial of aromatherapy. Successful treatment for alopecia areata." Arch Dermatol. 1998;134(11):1349-52.
Friedman M, Henika PR, Mandress RE. "Bactericidal activities of plant essential oils and some of their isolated constituents against Campylobacter jejuni, Escherichia coli, Listeria monocytogenes, and Salmonella enterica." J food Prot. 2002 Oct;65(10):1545-60.
Wellness Solutions: Cedarwood essential oil supports the immune and lymphatic systems as well as the circulatory and respiratory systems. Cedarwood also combats hair loss (alopecia areata), is helpful for arteriosclerosis, ADHD and skin issues such as acne and eczema.
Uses: soothe the skin, manage stress to restore relaxation. Cedarwood essential oil is excellent to use as natural pest control is also one of the oils used in a protocol to get rid of beg bugs.
Fragrance: Cedarwood essential oil stimulates the limbic region of the brain the center of emotions), stimulates the pineal gland, which releases melatonin. Terry Friedmann, MD found in clinical tests that this oil was able to successfull treat ADD and ADHD (attention deficit disorder) in children. It is recognized for its calming, purifying properties.
Produced mainly in Morocco, it is the species most closely related to the cedars of Lebanon. King David and King Solomon used this wood for the construction of their palaces because of its aromatic oil content which lasts indefinitely. Used by the Sumerians and Egyptians more than 5000 years ago, Cedarwood essential oil is believed to have been the first oil to be obtained by distillation. It was known as the oil of gladness in ancient times, and was used for a variety of purposes including temple worship, mood elevation and mental clarity. Of all essential oils, cedarwood is highest in sesquiterpenes which are oxygen delivering molecules capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier.
Top Uses for Cedarwood Essential Oil
- Diffuse or inhale from bottle to enhance prayer and meditation.
- Rub a drop of oil in your palms and then cup them over your nose and mouth. Inhale, breathing deeply to help with mental clarity.
- Apply on location as an effective insect repellant. For those with sensitive skin, dilute as needed with V6 mixing oil or olive oil (organic, extra virgin is best).
- Apply a drop to a cotton balls and place in drawers to repel insects and keep clothing fragrant and smelling refreshed.
- Apply a drop or two to the soles of the feet to enhance the immune system and boost the body’s natural defenses.
- 1-3 drops rubbed into the scalp may help to inhibit hair loss.
- A drop or two rubbed on wounded skin may help to clean, disinfect and protect from infection.
- Rub a drop or two on the chest area either diluted or full strength to help relieve symptoms of bronchitis.
- To enhance deep sleep, inhale cedarwood directly from the bottle or apply a drop near the temples and the back of the neck.
- Apply a small amount of oil over the sinus areas to help improve symptoms of sinusitis.
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