Essential Oil – Cedarwood
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Cedarwood Essential Oil
Latin Name Cedrus Atlantica
Woody, similar to Sandalwood but slightly dryer.
The white cedar comes from Morocco. You can get a red cedar which comes from North America, however we prefer the Cedrus Atlantica variety.
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.
Use for nervous tension, anxious states to calm and soothe, valuable aid to meditation.
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.
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.