ORGANIC CEDARWOOD ESSENTIAL OIL

Use for Skin Care – Hair Care – Reducing Pain – Promoting Calm


Skin Care

Helps ease skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. It’s calming nature fills in dry cracks on skin allowing skin to heal naturally. Can also be used as an acne treatment by adding a few drops to a facial scrub.

Reduce Pain

Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, Cedarwood can help alleviate pain and stiffness associated with arthritis and other muscle and joint conditions. Use it externally on the skin to reduce inflammation and minimize joint stiffness and discomfort. Add 5-10 drops to a bath or apply topically with a carrier oil or warm compress. 

Natural Diuretic

Cedarwood essential oil’s diuretic abilities may increase the frequency of urination to help the body remove toxins and excess water from the body.

Hair Care

Known to soothe dry flaking skin, promote hair growth and slow hair loss. It can also be added to shampoos and massaged into the scalp to stimulate hair growth and heal dry scalp.

Promote Calm

Research shows that cedarwood oil can help promote calm and relaxation. Cedarwood oil’s “marked sedative effects” make it the perfect oil to reduce stress, ease tension, clear the mind, and encourage the onset of quality sleep.

Bug Repellent

Known to drive away pests, especially ants, ticks and fleas. Diffuse around your home or dilute the oil in water and spray directly on skin to use as a natural bug repellent.


BOTANICAL NAME Cedrus atlantica

PARTS USED Wood
EXTRACTION METHOD Steam distilled
COLOR Colorless
NOTE CLASSIFICATION Base
AROMA Earthy & woody aroma

The History of Cedarwood

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.

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.


SCHOLARLY ARTICLES

Eller, F J et al. “Bioactivity of cedarwood oil and cedrol against arthropod pests.” Environmental entomology vol. 43,3 (2014): 762-6. https://doi.org/10.1603/en13270

Emer, Aline et al. “The role of the endocannabinoid system in the antihyperalgesic effect of Cedrus atlantica essential oil inhalation in a mouse model of postoperative pain.” Journal of Ethnopharmacology vol. 210 (2018): 477-84. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2017.09.011

Hay, I C et al. “Randomized trial of aromatherapy. Successful treatment for alopecia areata.” Archives of dermatology vol. 134,11 (1998): 1349-52. https://doi.org/10.1001/archderm.134.11.1349

Jeong, Hyeon-Uk et al. “Inhibitory effects of cedrol, β-cedrene, and thujopsene on cytochrome P450 enzyme activities in human liver microsomes.” Journal of toxicology and environmental health. Part A vol. 77,22-24 (2014): 1522-32. https://doi.org/10.1080/15287394.2014.955906

Johnson, Scott A et al. “A Systematic Review of Essential Oils and the Endocannabinoid System: A Connection Worthy of Further Exploration.” Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM vol. 2020 (2020): 8035301. https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/8035301

Kagawa, Daiji et al. “The sedative effects and mechanism of action of cedrol inhalation with behavioral pharmacological evaluation.” Planta medica vol. 69,7 (2003): 637-41. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-2003-41114

Komeh-Nkrumah, Steva A et al. “Topical dermal application of essential oils attenuates the severity of adjuvant arthritis in Lewis rats.” Phytotherapy research : PTR vol. 26,1 (2012): 54-9. https://doi.org/10.1002/ptr.3509

Orchard, Ané, and Sandy van Vuuren. “Commercial Essential Oils as Potential Antimicrobials to Treat Skin Diseases.” Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM vol. 2017 (2017): 4517971. https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/4517971