A couple weeks ago I shared with you some of my favorite uses for peppermint oil and now I am back today to share with you one of my favorite essential oils, cedarwood.
There are some great cedarwood essential oil uses. I love cedarwood because it is my natural sleeping remedy. Anytime I am having a restless night of sleep I just rub a little on my wrists and behind my ears and I am sleeping like a baby the rest of the night.
If I am being completely honest, I hated the smell at first but then it slowly grew on me. I have heard what you need the most in your body you would probably dislike the smell of and well I don’t know how true that is but it makes sense to me.
Cedarwood Essential Oils Uses
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CEDARWOOD ESSENTIAL OIL FACTS:
Cedarwood is a plant native to cold climates and is normally found at higher altitudes.
The main components of Cedarwood Essential Oil are Alpha Cedrene, Beta Cedrene, Cedrol, Widdrol, Thujopsene and a group of Sesquiterpenes. These all contribute to the medicinal and health benefits of cedarwood.
Today I am going to share with you some of the most popular uses and benefits of Cedarwood Oil.
CEDARWOOD ESSENTIAL OIL USES:
(These uses are not meant to cure, treat or prevent any diagnoses)
- Cedarwood can work great for acne. Add a drop to your daily moisturizer or cleaner.
- Diffuse Cedarwood for a calming of anxiety or nervous tension.
- Suffer from bladder infections? Massage a couple drops over your bladder and kidneys a few times a day.
- Cedarwood has great benefits for your respiratory system which means relief for congestion. Apply a couple drops onto your feet.
- Not only is cedarwood good for your congestion it can work great for coughs as well. Apply 1-2 drops over the throat and chest a few times a day.
- Do you or your kids get dandruff? Massage 1-2 drops into your scalp. You can also mix this with coconut oil to maximize your benefits.
- Dry skin, eczema or psoriasis? Apply 1-2 drops over the bothersome skin. Again you can mix with coconut oil to help moisturize as well.
- For arthritis, add 2-3 drops of a carrier oil and massage into affected areas. Can also add 8-10 drops in bath water.
- Rub a few drops into your pet’s fur to help reduce ticks and fleas.
- Lastly, as I already mentioned my favorite use. Place a few drops behind your ears or on your wrists (feet for kids) for helping with getting to sleep faster and experiencing a deeper sleep.
*Disclaimer: I am providing my personal opinion and experiences with essential oils, and am not endorsed by Young Living. None of what I testify of has been evaluated by the FDA, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am not a registered medical professional and I encourage you to discuss your health concerns with your own doctor. I simply share resources and tools to raise consumer awareness. Read my full disclaimer here.