Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica)
Rich, sweet, woody aroma
Aromatherapy Benefits: popular for its soothing effect on the body and skin
Mental/Emotional: Anxiety, fear and insecurity
Physical: Acne, arthritis, bronchitis, coughs, cystitis, dandruff, dermatitis, insect repellent, stress
Cedarwood has a warm, balsamic, woody aroma. It is relaxing and soothing when used for massage, and has long been used as a beneficial ingredient in cosmetic preparations for oily skin.* Cedarwood has an approximate ORAC of 1,689,996 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter.
For Dietary Supplement: Dilute 1 drop with 1 drop of V-6 or olive oil. Put in a capsule an dtake up to three times daily or as needed.
Topical: Apply 2-4 drops directly to desired area. Dilution not required, except for the most sensitive skin.
Aromatic: Diffuse up to 1 hour three times daily.
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use. Storage: Keep in a cool, dark place.
Aromatherapy References & Resources:
Advanced Aromatherapy: The Science of Essential Oil Therapy. 1st ed. Kurt Schnaubelt. Healing Arts Press, 1998.
Aromatherapy for Health Professionals, 4e. 4th ed. Churchill Livingstone, 2011. Shirley Price Cert Ed FISPA MIFA FIAM, and Len Price Cert Ed MIT(Trichology) FISPA FIAM.
Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art. Kathy Keville. 2nd ed. Crossing Press, 2008.
The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils: The Science of Advanced Aromatherapy. Kurt Schnaubelt. Healing Arts Press, 2011.
Essential Oils for Pregnancy, Birth & Babies. Fritz, Stephanie. Gently Born Publications, 2012.
Young Living Essential Oils
National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA)