Cedarwood Essential Oil
Cedarwood essential oil was used throughout antiquity for cosmetics and medicines and known for its calming and cleansing effect. The oil was also used in Tibet for its strongly aromatic and medicinal properties.
Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica)
Botanical family: Pinaceae
Extraction: Steam distilled from bark
Properties: Antiseptic; stimulates hair follicles;
reduces hardening in artery walls; helps stimulate
pineal gland, which releases melatonin
Uses: Diffuse or apply topically on location, for
hair loss, acne, psoriasis, dandruff, skin disease,
nervous tension, arthritis, congestion, coughs, bladder
infections, in compress or sitz bath; use in closets to
keep moths out
Cautions: Do not use if pregnant; this is a very strong oil and may cause irritation.
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