Therapeutic Uses of Cedarwood Essential Oil
Cedarwood essential oil has an abundance of therapeutic uses and health benefits, both psychological and physical. These benefits make cedarwood a welcomed addition to your bathroom shelf.
The natural health benefits of cedarwood essential oil can be attributed to its properties, such as antiseptic, antifungal, antibacterial, antiseborrheic, antispasmodic, astringent, tonic, diuretic, expectorant, emmenagogue, sedative, fungicidal and insecticidal.
These Benefits of Cedarwood are listed below:
Cedarwood essential oil has antiseptic properties which can assist in treating minor wounds and skin damage. It prevents infection and toxins from entering the body
Cedarwood oil strengthens and stimulates your hair follicles and promotes improved blood circulation to your scalp. Research for the use of essential oils for alopecia patients confirms that cedarwood essential oil in combination with rosemary, lavender and thyme has a safe and significant effect on a high percentage of people who used the blend.
In recent studies, cedarwood essential oil has been shown to improve focus and reduce symptoms of ADHD in children.
Cedarwood essential oil can help to protect and heal your skin against unsightly acne. It inhibits the clogging of pores and protects it from invasion by toxic particles and bacteria.
Cedarwood essential oil is a natural insect repellent as insects such as mosquitos and fleas hate the aroma.
Cedarwood essential oil efficiently reduces coughs and discharges phlegm from the lungs and respiratory tract, thereby relieving congestion. Furthermore, the oil can help to relieve other symptoms of a cold such as a headache and watery eyes.
With its natural calming properties, cedarwood essential oil is perfect for stress and anxiety relief.
Cedarwood essential oil has natural astringent properties and can be massaged into your skin to tighten the muscles and skin. Furthermore, it can enhance the quality of your muscle and skin tone leaving it feeling firmer and reinvigorated.
Cedarwood is a natural diuretic and can improve a number of ailments including hypertension, high blood pressure, urinary tract infections and the collection of toxins in the blood. Being a diuretic, it enhances the frequency of urination which works as a medium for removal of excess water, toxins like uric acid, and fat from the body. Toxins and extra water accumulated in the body are the main causes behind the above-mentioned illnesses.
Cedarwood essential oil is an emmenagogue which means it stimulates and brings about menstruation. To keep you on a regular schedule, massage cedarwood oil into your abdomen when you are due to menstruate each month.
Even if you don’t have any medicinal reasons for using cedarwood essential oil, its scent is a good enough reason.The scent of cedarwood essential oil is best described as a delightful, woodsy, balsamic aroma and will leave your house smelling glorious! Furthermore, it will work wonders on your mind and mood.
How to incorporate Cedarwood Essential Oil into your daily routine:
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.
Inhale directly or diffuse to promote healthy respiratory function.
Precautions for using Cedarwood Essential Oil:
It’s not safe to ingest cedarwood essential oil orally. Because it’s such a powerful oil, it can cause nausea, vomiting, thirst and damage to the digestive system.
Furthermore, if you are pregnant you should not use cedarwood essential oil.
If used in large concentrations, cedarwood essential oil can cause skin irritations so do a patch test before using this oil for the first time.