(Cedrus atlantica & Cedrus deodora)
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From Ananda Aromatherapy, pure Cedarwood essential oils steam distilled from the wood of wild
Cedar grown in both Morocco and Nepal. These wildcrafted Cedarwoods may be the only true Cedarwoods available today. They're both exceptionally fine oils, with a beautifully well-rounded aromas, and are the best choice for therapeutic applications of Cedarwood. The Moroccan cedarwood is a little more prominent in the higher notes, with the Himalayan being fuller in the middle. We also carry Texan and Virginian cedarwoods, which are actually from the Juniper family -- though they do have distinct Cedarwood aromas.*
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Cedarwood essential oil has been used in medicines and cosmetics throughout the ages. Our Atlantic Cedar essential oil is wild-harvested from pyramid-shaped, strongly aromatic Cedar evergreens
The wildcrafted Himalayan Cedarwood is new to our line, so we're now able to offer the two 'true' cedarwood essential oils available today. It has a beautiful, rich, full-bodied aroma, a little stronger in the middle notes than the Moroccan, though it may simply be a personal preference as to which aroma you'll prefer.
Cedar's aroma has a warm top note and sweet, woody balsamic undertone.
It is recognized for its calming, purifying effects, and its benefits to the skin and underlying tissue.
Likely related to its use as a spiritually-grounding scent, the oil may stimulate the pineal gland which
releases melatonin (a regulator of sleep and dreams) as well as growth hormone. The limbic system (center of
emotions) is also stimulated by the high sesquiterpene content. Cedarwood is used as a temple incense by Tibetan
Cedar oil is considered fortifying and strengthening, being noted as a tonifier of the kidneys, spleen and pancreas. It is included in blends to enhance one's overall energy and to support adrenal function. Cedar can be blended in equal parts with Black Spruce and Pine oils to a 10% total concentration in Hazelnut oil - the blend should be applied on the lower back where it will be absorbed into the adrenal/kidney region. The cedar oil acts as a mild stimulant; the other oils are tonifying to the system, and can be used without the cedar for a purely regenerative effect.
In "Aromatherapy Anointing Oils" by Joni Keim and Ruah Bull, Cedar is noted as "One of the most powerful essential oils for subtle energy work, Cedarwood is grounding, clears away negativity and brings in positive energy. It promotes clarity of mind and invokes the presence and teachings of the Divine."
Cedar may also have a positive effect on Alopecia, premature balding. In a recent
study, subject applied an essential oil blend of thyme, rosemary,
cedar (wood) and Lavender, French (all in a base of jojoba or
grapeseed oil) to the scalp. The control group (with essential oils) showed significant improvement. See the
recipes section below for the blend.
|Apply diluted in a carrier oil topically or use diffuser. Blends nicely with other wood or needle oils to create a warm, positive atmosphere.
||Cedar can be mildly antiseptic, diuretic, and nervous system sedative.
|Has been traditionally used for acne, oily skin conditions,
scalp disorders, lung congestion, nervous tension.
||Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction. Not
to be used during pregnancy.
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|For measuring blends using % concentrations, or for measuring fractions of milliliters, see measuring essential oils. Alopecia Areata Treatment: Rosemary Verbenone and Lavender, French,
5 drops each, Thyme and Cedar, 3 drops each. Add
to a base of Grapeseed and Jojoba oil.
Massage into scalp at least 20 minutes per day - because of the duration of hair's growth
cycles, allow several months for improvement - may support healthy hair growth for some individuals.
|All oils from Ananda Aromatherapy are therapeutic grade,
meaning they are produced to the highest quality standards possible. Our essential oils are
chosen for their integrity (all chemical constituents important for aromatherapy are intact), ecological
'soundness' (most are organic or wild grown), and wonderful
aromas. You may order a sample of any oil before trying larger amounts. Most samples are about .75ml; exotic oils such as Melissa, Rose, Angelica and Jasmine are only a few drops. Ananda Aromatherapy offers wholesale essential oils direct to you. We forgo the use of separate wholesale and retail tiers in order to keep fine therapeutic grade oils accessible to everyone!
*The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made as to any medicinal value of this oil or any products from The Ananda Apothecary. The information presented here is for educational purposes of traditional uses and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. You are responsible for understanding the safe application of these products. If you have any questions, please call or email us for further information.