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Cedarwood

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General Properties of Cedarwood Essential Oil

  • astringent
  • antifungal
  • antiseptic
  • expectorant
  • insecticidal
  • detoxifier
  • sedative

Description of Cedarwood Essential Oil

This Cedarwood essential oil is steam distilled from the wood of the Atlas cedar tree. This produces a thick, yellowish essential oil. Cedarwood has been used by nearly every ancient civilization in medicine, perfumery and cosmetics. The Egyptians were well-known for using it in their embalming practices. When the wood was used to create storage chests, it was discovered that its scent repels insects!

Cedarwood essential oil's active constituents include cedrol, cadinene and other sesquiterpenes and many terpenic hydrocarbons. It is a very powerful antiseptic, fungicidal and antiseborrheic which means that it helps with dandruff, hair loss and oily hair.

Cedarwood essential oil is used as an expectorant in bronchial infections because it to break down mucus.

In a bath or douche Cedarwood essential oil can help in the treatment of cystitis and vaginal infections and discharges (always remember to see a doctor for the cause of these infections). As a mild astringent, it is great for treating acne. This oil may also help to eliminate lactic acid and move toxins from joints, as well as help with cellulite.

Specific Cautions for Cedarwood Essential Oil

Do not use with high blood pressure or heart problems. May irritate sensitive skin. Avoid with sever allergies. Avoid during pregnancy.

References about Cedarwood Essential Oil

Information about this essential oil came from the following sources:

  1. Worwood, Valerie Ann. The Fragrant Pharmacy. (Toronto: Bantam Books, 1990)
  2. Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy: An A-Z. (United Kingdom: Saffron Walden, 1988)
  3. Tisserand, Robert and Tony Balacs. Essential Oil Safety. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 1995)

Note and Disclaimer

The information and opinions provided here are for general educational purposes only and do not replace medical advice. It is your responsibility to consult a suitably qualified medical practitioner to ensure that you will not have any medical problems from any of our products.

Product Specifications for Cedarwood Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Cedrus atlantica
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Appearance: Clear Liquid
Solubility in Oil: Soluble
Solubility in Water: Insoluble
Solubility in Alcohol: Soluble
Safety Information: Please read the safety information associated with this product carefully.
More Information: A MSDS sheet is available for this product.