This Cedarwood essential oil is steam distilled from the wood of the Atlas cedar tree. This produces a thick, yellowish essential oil. Cedarwood has been used by nearly every ancient civilization in medicine, perfumery and cosmetics. The Egyptians were well-known for using it in their embalming practices. When the wood was used to create storage chests, it was discovered that its scent repels insects!
Cedarwood essential oil's active constituents include cedrol, cadinene and other sesquiterpenes and many terpenic hydrocarbons. It is a very powerful antiseptic, fungicidal and antiseborrheic which means that it helps with dandruff, hair loss and oily hair.
Cedarwood essential oil is used as an expectorant in bronchial infections because it to break down mucus.
In a bath or douche Cedarwood essential oil can help in the treatment of cystitis and vaginal infections and discharges (always remember to see a doctor for the cause of these infections). As a mild astringent, it is great for treating acne. This oil may also help to eliminate lactic acid and move toxins from joints, as well as help with cellulite.
Specific Cautions for Cedarwood Essential Oil
Do not use with high blood pressure or heart problems. May irritate sensitive skin. Avoid with sever allergies. Avoid during pregnancy.
Information retrieved from Green Valley Aromatherapy.
The information and opinions provided here are for general educational purposes only and do not replace medical advice. It is your responsibility to consult a suitably qualified medical practitioner to ensure that you will not have any medical problems from any use of this product.
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