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7 Great Uses For Cedarwood Oil

7 Great Uses For Cedarwood Oil
November 16, 2015 No comments

Cedarwood is a wonder oil. The use of cedar can be dated back centuries and the trees themselves are one of the most mentioned plants in the bible. I personally love the smell of cedar. It is so rustic and woodsy smelling that it makes me want to go camping, well almost want to go camping. I use it around the house so that makes me feel like I’m camping without having to get rid of the comforts… There are such a wide range of uses for this oil, which is why it’s so fun to use. You can either use it for your body or for things around the house.

1. Hair:

Cedarwood oil works wonders for your hair, especially if you are suffering from hair loss. If you add a drop or two to your shampoo, really massage it into the follicles and let it sit for about 30 minutes. The oil stimulates the follicles and increases circulation to the scalp which helps the hair to grow. When mixed with other oils such as, thyme, lavender, and rosemary, people see a tremendous increase in hair growth. As long as the follicle isn’t damaged, you will have thick, luscious locks in no time.

2. Skin:

Cedarwood is also amazing for your skin. It has been used for years to help people suffering from eczema. The oil assists with reducing inflammation by reducing the peeling of the skin and helps to treat the infection with its anti-fungal properties. You can add a drop to your body lotion, or add a few drops to a bath and do a soak for about a half hour. Cedarwood helps with dry skin and an itchy, flaky scalp as well. When mixed with a carrier oil, such as coconut oil, you can add a couple drops of cedarwood and let it sit for about 20 minutes, then wash it off. It’ll make your skin as smooth and flake free as a baby’s bottom.

3. Deodorizing:

As mentioned before, Cedarwood oil has antiseptic properties. When you sweat, or even from toxins that gather on your skin in your normal day-to-day life, the bacteria produced can make you smell a little funky. Cedarwood oil helps to minimize, or kill, those little microorganisms trying to throw off your swag. Adding a drop to a homemade deodorant or perfume can work wonders on you or an odorous acquaintance.

4. Inflammation:

Cedarwood can help if you suffer from arthritis, or any other ailments from stiff joints. You can massage the diluted oil onto your skin and relax as you feel the warmth spread throughout the affected area.

5. Youthfulness:

Could cedarwood oil really be the liquid in the Fountain of Youth? Probably not, but since it has never been found, thank your lucky stars that this oil actually does exist! Cedarwood oil acts as an astringent. When a drop is added to facial toner, body lotion, etc., it helps to tighten the muscles and skin to give you a firmer, more youthful appearance. Rock on beautiful.

6. Relaxation:

Going back to thoughts of a forest or camping, this oil will transport your mind to whatever your happy place is. The scent of Cedarwood has sedative properties. When inhaled, it releases serotonin which is then converted into melatonin. You will be able to relieve any mental or emotional tensions that you may be feeling, and get more restful sleep.

7. Cleaning:

You can add Cedarwood oil to any homemade cleaning solutions that you may use. It pairs wonderfully with tea tree oil, it’s like Mr. Clean and Brawny man had a baby. Bugs, especially moths, hate cedarwood. That’s why grandma always kept cedar blocks or balls in her closet and dresser. It’s a microbial buster and bug spray all in one, but it’s natural and smells great!

This is an oil that I have on hand at all times. It is a must for any therapeutic essential oil lover from the novices to the experts. Cedarwood can do anything.

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