Cedarwood Essential Oil

Cedarwood essential oil is high in sesquiterpenes and this helps deliver oxygen to the brain.  This is important for cellular health and brain wellness. My favorite use for Cedarwood is diffusing it at night to help with restful and deep sleep. Cedarwood is thought to stimulate melatonin (the sleepy hormone).


Ways to Use Cedarwood Essential Oil

Cedarwood essential oil has been noted for medicinal uses in ancient medicine. It was used in embalming procedures as well.  Today Cedarwood essential oil is known to stimulate the limbic and pineal parts of the brain. This is helpful as the limbic stores our emotions and pineal produces melatonin. This is beneficial in calming aspect and supporting a more restful nights sleep. It is especially calming for children. Cedarwood is a biblical oil, mentioned many times for it’s purifying and cleansing properties and  thus is supportive of the skin.  Helpful for acne of the non-cystic type. It is a great oil for normal hair loss related to the aging process. Cedarwood is supportive to the cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, nervous system and respiratory system (particularly sinus health). It also can help support urinary health, occasional nervous tension and occasional stiffness and soreness related to daily living. Another use includes supporting hair loss associated with aging.

Cedarwood Essential Oil Benefits

Young Living shares that:

Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) has a warm, balsamic, woody aroma. It is relaxing and soothing when used for massage, and has long been used as a beneficial ingredient in cosmetic preparations for oily skin.* Cedarwood has an approximate ORAC of 1,689,996 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter.

“And he shall take to cleanse the house two birds, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop.   Leviticus 14:49