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