Cedarwood, Cedrus altantica, is highly valued topically to help soothe irritation, inflammation, redness, and itchiness and ease symptoms of eczema and rashes. Its astringent properties help regulate sebum production. Its antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties help reduce acne-causing bacteria, and encourage natural wound healing when applied to scrapes, cuts, and other abrasions that require disinfecting. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that may help the discomforts of muscle aches, joint pain, and stiffness.
The oil has a firming quality that may help reduce the appearance of loose and wrinkling skin. Cedarwood oil is a popular ingredient in insect repellent, shampoo, and deodorant with its woodsy scent.
In hair care products, cedarwood oil normalizes both dry and oily hair. It helps cleanse the scalp, removing excess oil and dirt. It helps minimize dandruff and hair loss by enhancing scalp circulation and stimulating hair follicles which may stimulate healthy growth, reduce thinning, and slow hair loss. As a scalp and hair tonic, Cedarwood oil may help encourage stronger, shinier hair.
Aromatherapy Properties: The warm, camphoraceous, sweet, woody and balsamic scent of Cedarwood promotes a relaxing, calming and soothing environment that helps alleviate nervous tension, anxiety, insomnia, and stress, and enhances concentration and zest for life. The aroma promotes a relaxing environment to help clear the mind and encourage the onset of restorative sleep.
Pregnancy and Children: We do not provide information on the safety of essential oils during Pregnancy or for use in Children because the available information is very ambiguous and often contradictory. If you’re interested in using essential oils during pregnancy or with young children please do your own research and consult your doctor, midwife, or health care professional before use.
Precautions: If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, have a medical condition, or have any medical concerns regarding yourself or your family consult a qualified, licensed health professional prior to use. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. Keep out of reach of children.