Absolute Aromas Cedarwood Essential Oil 10ml

0.1 kg
£2.00 £4.50

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One of the more masculine of essential oils, Cedarwood is popularly used in toiletries for men. It is great for relaxing the nerves and tonifying the kidney, hence beneficial for fluid retention and lower backache.

Country of Origin: USA.

Plant Family: Cupressaceae.

Method of Extraction: Distilled from the sawdust or chopped waste wood.

Main Theraputic Properties: Antirheumatic, Calmative, Antiparasitic, Anticatarrhal, Lymphatic decongestant, Antiseptic, Astringent.

Contraindications: Non toxic and non irritant in prescribed doses.

Did you know: The name Cedrus originates from the Arabic word Kedron which means 'Power.'

Oil Appearance: Yellow-orange.

Chakra: Base (Root).

Chinese Element: Water

The Cedarwood is a large evergreen conifer that grows to a height of up to 50 meters. It has needle like leaves and brown cones.

Cedarwood's anti-septic, deodorising and insect-repellent properties make it a very useful oil for burning or diffusing. 

Try blending with any of the citrus oils.

For a light, aftershave facial oil add 1 drop of Cedarwood, 2 drops of Patchouli and 2 drops of Bergamot to 15ml of Jojoba oil.

To help improve the condition of the scalp and encourage healthy hair, add 3 drops each of Cedarwood and Rosemary to 10ml of Coconut oil (or 5ml Coconut and 5ml Wheatgerm for very dry hair) and massage thoroughly into the scalp. Leave for as long as possible before shampooing out.


How can it be used?

Cedarwood oil can be used in lots of different ways. You can:

Inhale it

Either breathe it in directly from the bottle or sprinkle some droplets on to a towel or cloth and pop it under your pillow.6

Apply it

Directly to your skin to help with pimples, blackheads or whiteheads. (Note – make sure you dilute it first).7

Massage it

Mix it with a carrier oil and massage it into your scalp or skin.8

Sprinkle it

On your skin or clothes (be sure to dilute it first) to help repel fleas, ticks and moths.9

Diffuse it

Put some drops in a room diffuser so that you can inhale the aroma.10

Bathe in it

Run a warm bath, add 4 to 6 drops of oil and disperse with your hand. Then relax in the bath for at least 10 minutes to allow the aroma to work.11

Cedarwood essential oil benefits

Cedarwood oil has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antifungal and insecticidal properties. As a result, there are lots of benefits to using it, including these five:

    1. Helps with hair loss - according to a study published in Archives of Dermatology in 1998, cedar essential oil is a safe and effective treatment for alopecia areata.12
    1. Repel insects - cedarwood essential oil is a natural insect repellent because insects, such as mosquitos and fleas, hate the aroma and are repelled by it.13
    1. Treat flaky skin – when mixed with a carrier oil14 (e.g. coconut, jojoba, apricot kernel, sweet almond, olive, argan, rosehip, black seed, avocado or sunflower oil) cedar oil can help treat dandruff and dryness.15
    1. Promote sleep – cedar oil’s known to have sedative qualities that can help induce sleep. Diffuse or inhale it or enjoy a cedar oil bath just before bed.16 (Try this – 5 drops of cedar oil, 4 drops of lavender oil and 1 drop of vetiver oil).17 
  1. Reduce inflammation – due to its anti-inflammatory properties, cedarwood oil has been shown to reduce joint and muscle inflammation.1


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