Cedarwood Essential Oil

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BOTANICAL NAME Cedrus atlantica

PARTS USED
Wood

EXTRACTION METHOD
Steam distilled

NOTE CLASSIFICATION
Base

AROMA & COLOR
Colorless; earthy & woody aroma

HISTORY

The Atlas Cedar is native to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Essential oil is extracted through steam distillation of wood chips. A symbol of strength and eternity, the cedar tree was commonly used to build temples, houses, furniture, and even used in the Egyptian mummification process. There is some evidence that King Solomon used Cedar for the Temple of Jerusalem.

Common Uses

  • Skin & Hair Care – Soothes dry flaking skin; increases blood flow to the scalp, strengthening follicles and preventing hair loss. Use Organic Cedarwood Oil to help ease skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. The calming nature of the oil fills in the dry cracks on the skin allowing it to naturally heal. It can also be added to shampoos to naturally heal dry scalps without needed chemical shampoos.
  • Reduce Inflammation – Combine Organic Cedarwood Oil with lotion or a carrier oil to help relieve pain associated with arthritis and sore muscles. The beautiful aroma will ease your mind from stress and promote a relaxing environment to calm your nerves and muscles.
  • Decongestant – Organic Cedarwood oil alleviates irritation and removes mucus from the lungs and the respiratory tract, providing relief from coughing and congestion.

PRECAUTIONS Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. If pregnant or lactating, consult your healthcare practitioner before using. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test before using.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.