Saturday, May 21, 2016
Cedarwood Essential Oil
Did you know that this species is the most directly related to the Cedars of Lebanon quoted in the Bible? Also, the word Cedrus is an Arabic word "kedron" meaning "power". Cedarwood oil contains the highest amount of sesquiterpenes of all the essential oils. Sesquiterpenes are a hydrocarbon group that is found in essential oils that helps to clear out mucked up cell receptors and mis-written DNA. Cedarwood is also known as a powerful Nervous and Respiratory system support and is absolutely wonderful for grounding and release!
I must say that this is my newest favorite! I use it at times during the day to promote focus when I feel like I need it, but my favorite time to use it is at night to promote deep sleep! (hint: my little sisters also benefit from this greatly at night!)
Cedarwood oil comes from the tree bark and was used in cleansing rituals for lepers & after touching dead things.
Australian Blue, Sacred Mountain, Highest Potential, Brain Power, Progessence Plus, and Stress Away are among the common favorite Young Living blends that contain Cedarwood oil!
"And he shall take to cleanse the house two birds, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop:" Leviticus 14:49
"And the priest shall take cedar wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning of the heifer." - Numbers 19:6 .
"And he spake of trees, from the cedar tree that is in Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall: he spake also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping things, and of fishes." 1 Kings 4:33
Cedarwood Essential Oil Uses:
-Smooth skin by adding Cedarwood to your favorite lotions and skin care products.
-Place a few drops in your shampoo and conditioner for shinier-looking hair.
-Pamper yourself with an at-home scalp massage. Warm a few drops between your hands and rub into your scalp for healthy-looking hair.
-Create custom scents featuring Cedarwood on its own or as a base for your own signature scent. Try combining it with essential oils such as Tea Tree, Neroli, or Bergamot.
-Enjoy the outdoors annoyance free with Cedarwood blended with oils such as Citronella, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Myrtle, Clove, or Lemongrass.