Cedarwood Essential Oil

£5.75

10ml Bottle

Cedarwood Essential Oil

Plant/Part         Tree/Wood

Latin Name     Cedrus Atlantica

Note                Base

Extraction        Distillation

Aroma

Woody, similar to Sandalwood but slightly dryer.

Features

The white cedar comes from Morocco. You can get a red cedar which comes from North America, however we prefer the Cedrus Atlantica variety.

History

One of the oldest aromatics used as temple incense. The Egyptians used the oil extensively, particularly for mummification. The oil was once the eastern remedy for gonorrhoea when sandalwood was unavailable. In North America it was used for bronchitis, TB, and skin diseases. 'Mithvidat' a centuries old antidote against poisons had cedarwood as one of its ingredients.

Mind

Use for nervous tension, anxious states to calm and soothe, valuable aid to meditation.

Body

Use for bronchitis, coughs, catarrh, phlegm, asthma, cystitis, chronic rheumatism, arthritis.

Effect on skin

Use for oily skin, acne, hair tonic, dandruff. Its skin softening properties increase when mixed with Cypress & Frankincense.

Blends

Bergamot, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniperberry, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Litsea Cubeba, Melissa, Marjoram, Rosewood, Rosemary, Scots Pine.

Essential Oils to Avoid

Diabetes – Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lemon

Epilepsy – Eucalyptus, Fennel, Rosemary, Sage

High Blood Pressure – Rosemary

Pregnancy – Basil, Birch, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Cypress, Geranium, Jasmine, Juniper, Marjoram, Myrrh, Peppermint, Rosemary, Turmeric

Avoid all essential oils during the first three months of pregnancy.

Skin Sensitivity – Black pepper, Citronella, Clove, Ginger, Lemon, Lemongrass, Orange, Peppermint, Turmeric

Photosensitising Oils – Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Mandarin and Tangerine

They react to ultraviolet light making the skin more sensitive.

Avoid stimulants after using essential oils, especially alcohol, caffeine and spicy foods. An aftercare advice sheet should be available after your first treatment.

 

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