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Cedarwood essential oil (Cedrus alantica)

Cedarwood essential oil  Cedarwood essential oil (Cedrus alantica) Cedarwood essential oil

Cedarwood essential oil (also called Libanol) is distilled from the wood of the cedar tree. It is one of the oldest essential oils, used in North Africa as a perfume and medicine. In Ancient Egypt it was used both for preserving mummies and as a massage oil. In the nineteenth century it was found to have antiseptic properties.

Aroma : Harmonious, woody, soft.

Properties: Antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, emollient, fungicide, harmonising, insecticide, sedative, tonic.

Physical conditions Eliminatory system: cystitis, relieves burning pain: kidney tonic
Respiratory system: helpful with asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs
Musculosekeletal system: may ease chronic arthritic and rheumatic pains
Nervous system: relaxing and calming
Skin: good for acne, oily skin, irritation

Scalp and hair: dandruff, seborrhoea

Mental/emotional conditions: Focuses attention when lacking concentration; for scattered thoughts, daydreaming, living in future. Calms anxiety and nervous tension.

Other uses: Combine with sandalwood for room fragrance of meditation.

Applications:  Bath Inhalation. Massage. Room fragrance.

Blends well:  With Sandalwood