Do you incorporate Essential Oils into your health and wellness regimen? We have for a few years now and they are wonderful ways of supporting your body to keep you above the wellness line.
One of our favorite oils in our home is Cedarwood – not only does it help support a healthy rest, it works wonderfully for our hair, too!
Cedarwood Essential Oil is distracted through steam distillation from pieces of the cedar wood tree. Cedarwood is rich in sesquiterpenes – which contribute to a myriad of health benefits.
Cedarwood is a great Essential Oil for your Oily Arsenal ~ not only does it work beautifully on the outside (supporting the skin)…. it also does wonders to support your digestive and circulatory system.
One of the best advantages of Cedarwood is that it packs a pretty good punch for the cost – at just over $10, it’s invaluable!
Here are 9 ways that Cedarwood can support your health and wellness:
Support Healthy Skin: Cedarwood is great to support healthy skin and a youthful appearance – use Cedarwood Essential Oil to put together your own moisturizing hand cream or add to your bath along with epsom salt.
Support a Restful Sleep: Combine 4 drops Cedarwood and 4 drops of Lavender in the diffuser to support a restful sleep.
Support Tired Muscles, Joints and Tissue: Cedarwood is great at providing support for tire, stiff muscles. Try 2-3 drops in carrier oil and massaging your legs or arms after a workout.
Digestive Support: Cedarwood is wonderful at providing support to your digestive system – rub 2 drops on your lower abdomen with carrier oil to support healthy bowels, kidney and bladder.
Support Healthy Hair & Scalp: Combine 3-4 drops of Cedarwood to your Shampoo to support a healthy scalp. OR, Add 2 drops to a quarter size amount of coconut oil and massage into your scalp – let sit for 15-20 minutes then rinse out. You can also use Cedarwood in your hair rinse.
Respiratory Support: Before bed, rub 2-3 drops of Cedarwood with carrier on your chest to provide support to cough and the occasional scratchy throat.
Support Women’s Hormones: Cedarwood is a wonderful inexpensive option to help women support their hormones, and a healthy cycle. Diffuse or inhale directly.
Support a Peaceful Outdoor Environment: Cedarwood can be added or used to make a wonderful outdoor spray so you can enjoy the environment without being pestered. Add a few drops topically to your skin or in a spray bottle topped off with distilled water and spray on your body as well as your outdoor areas.
Supports Focus and Concentration: Cedarwood works wonderfully to help children focus – combine 8 drops of each Cedarwood, Lavender and Vetiver in a 10ml Roller Bottle, and top off with Carrier Oil. This focus roller can be used for those times that children need to do their homework.
Remember that many oils that sold in chain stores are largely synthetic – the smell is a mere imitation, but the therapeutic properties are not present.
Do you use Essential Oils? Read more about WHY we chose Young Living on our last post.