Cedarwood08.20.18- Brett Troxler
Essential oils usually have roots in past—even ancient—cultures. Cedarwood oil is no different, as Egyptians used the oil in ceremonial rites and North American Indians used it to enhance their potential for spiritual communication.
It is thought Cedarwood can help open the pineal gland, which produces melatonin, a hormone that affects the modulation of wake/sleep. Because of this, Cedarwood’s warm and comforting aroma can be soothing when diffused and a nice support to your nighttime routine.
The oil also has cleansing and moisturizing properties that can make it a great addition to your favorite skin care products. It can be applied topically on your skin and hair to help moisturize and condition.
Cedarwood essential oil is steam distilled from the bark of trees in Morocco and the United States.
Overall, what is it good for?
- Helps maintain the appearance of youthful skin and healthy-looking hair
- Has skin-cleansing properties
- Is a natural deodorizer
- Creates a relaxing atmosphere when diffused
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rainforest DIFFUSER BLEND
- 3 drops Copaiba
- 2 drops Lime
- 3 drops Cedarwood
Run this before bedtime for a woodsy and lush scent that will help you settle down for a restful sleep.
Hair Shiner and Tame the Friz
- Two tablespoons of unfractionated coconut oil.
- 10 drops Cedarwood
Mix throughly, then place in refrigerator to harden. Once solid take a tiny size amount on forefinger and rub evenly into your hands. Once your hands are thoroughly covered, rub your hair starting with the ends and going up halfway. Do not apply at the roots, especially if you have oily hair.
Focus for a School Test
- 1 drop Lavender
- 1 drop Cedarwood
- 1 drop Vetiver
Rub on the back of neck in the center along the spine.