cedarwood tree branch with cone

Use for Skin Care, Hair Care, Reducing Pain, Promoting Calm, Relieving Water Retention, Repelling Bugs

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  1. BOTANICAL NAME Cedrus atlantica
  3. PARTS USED Wood
  4. EXTRACTION METHOD Steam distilled
  5. COLOR Colorless
  7. AROMA Earthy & woody aroma
  1. Skin Care Helps ease skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. It’s calming nature fills in dry cracks on skin allowing skin to heal naturally. Can also be used as an acne treatment by adding a few drops to a facial scrub.
  2. Reduce Pain Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, Cedarwood can help alleviate pain and stiffness associated with arthritis and other muscle and joint conditions. Use it externally on the skin to reduce inflammation and minimize joint stiffness and discomfort. Add 5-10 drops to a bath or apply topically with a carrier oil or warm compress.
  3. Natural Diuretic Cedarwood essential oil’s diuretic abilities may increase the frequency of urination to help the body remove toxins and excess water from the body.
  4. Hair Care Known to soothe dry flaking skin, promote hair growth and slow hair loss. It can also be added to shampoos and massaged into the scalp to stimulate hair growth and heal dry scalp.
  5. Promote Calm Research shows that cedarwood oil can help promote calm and relaxation. Cedarwood oil’s “marked sedative effects” make it the perfect oil to reduce stress, ease tension, clear the mind, and encourage the onset of quality sleep.
  6. Bug Repellent Known to drive away pests, especially ants, ticks and fleas. Diffuse around your home or dilute the oil in water and spray directly on skin to use as a natural bug repellent.

The History of Cedarwood

The Atlas Cedar is native to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Essential oil is extracted through steam distillation of wood chips. A symbol of strength and eternity, the cedar tree was commonly used to build temples, houses, furniture, and even used in the Egyptian mummification process. There is some evidence that King Solomon used Cedar for the Temple of Jerusalem.

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PRECAUTIONS Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. If pregnant or lactating, consult your healthcare practitioner before using. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test before using.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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