Cedarwood (Juniperus Virginiana)
Known for its rich hue and warm, woody scent, Cedarwood essential oil provides a myriad of benefits. It is native to cold climates, thriving in high altitudes and growing up to 100 feet. Reminiscent of its size and strength, Cedarwood has a grounding aroma that evokes feelings of wellness and vitality. When applied topically, Cedarwood has clarifying properties. Additionally, Cedarwood is frequently used in massage therapy to relax and soothe the mind and body.
Emotionally, it’s known as the Essential Oil of Community. Cedarwood brings people together to experience the strength and value of community. Those in need of Cedarwood struggle to form bonds within social groups. This can often be due to an over-developed sense of individuality. Rather than allowing oneself to be supported by family, friends, or a community, they live by excessive self-reliance.
On the other hand, the individual’s difficulty forming social roots may also stem from feeling disconnected and separate from the human family. Cedarwood inspires the feeling of belonging and assists the heart in opening to receive the love and support of other people. It invites the strong willed individual to couple the strength of individuality with the supportive power of community.
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Alpha cedrene, Cedrol
Astringent, Diuretic, Astringent, Antiseptic, Insecticidal, Sedative
Blends Well With
How to Use
- Cedarwood is known for its rich hue and warm, woody scent that is both grounding and evocative of wellness and vitality.
- Cedarwood blends well with Bergamot, Cinnamon, Cypress, Jasmine, Juniper Berry, Lemon, Patchouli, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Thyme, Vetiver, and White Fir essential oils.
- Before exercising, massage one to two drops into your chest to maintain vitality throughout your workout.
- After a difficult day, diffuse Cedarwood to relax and soothe the mind and the body.
- When applied topically, Cedarwood may help to keep the skin looking healthy.
- During your facial routine, add one to two drops of Cedarwood to your facial toner or moisturizer for added clarifying properties.
- After noticing a fresh skin imperfection, directly apply one drop to the affected area to immediately improve the appearance.
- When a child wakes up scared, apply Cedarwood to the bottoms of the feet to return a peaceful feeling.
- Cedarwood naturally repels insects.
- Place a few drops of Cedarwood on cotton balls and leave them in closets, storage boxes, or other areas to keep moths at bay.
- Add it to mulch or topsoil to repel insects.
- Due to its soothing and calming properties, diffusing Cedarwood at the end of the day is a great way to unwind before bed.
- This essential oil has surface cleansing properties.