Cedar (Juniperus Virginiana) – Aromatherapy Oils and their uses

Base Note: This essential oil produced from the wood of the Cedar tree is yellowish in colour and rather more “gummy” than other oils. Properties: Antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, stimulates tissues, aphrodisiac, calms the nervous system, boosts circulation and promotes healing. Main Uses: It is extremely useful in the treatment of catarrh and is especially helpful if suffering from chronic bronchitis. It is often used as a mild astringent on the skin and can help conditions such as acne, dermatitis, hair loss, insect stings, stress relief and nervous tension. The oil is in great demand by the manufacturers of aftershave lotions due to its calming properties and is an effective treatment for dandruff and scalp conditions.

Precautions: Must never be used during pregnancy.

Cedar has been used for centuries. Evidence of its use has been discovered in ancient Egyptian tombs where they used it to embalm bodies and also preserve the papyrus. The smell of the oil repelled spiders, moths and other harmful insects.
Cedar oil mixed with lemon oil helps to alleviate sinusitis and other respiratory conditions such as bronchitis and colds, as it helps to break down mucous.
This versatile oil also lifts the spirit and is a super aid to meditation!
On an emotional level, Cedar calms, harmonises, revitalises and relaxes. Like the majority of essential oils, the liquid is extracted from the wood or sawdust of the tree, but Cedar is truly regarded as a majestic oil. It acts as a symbol of strength, dignity and nobility.
Due to its relaxing properties, Cedar is an extraordinary antidote to environmental stresses caused by lights, noise and other negative influences. If one puts a drop of Cedar oil on your table lamp, it’s believed to help create a barrier to protect against these negative forces.
Treatment for the scalp
2 drops Cedar oil
4 drops Lavender oil
1 drop of Lemon oil
2 drops of Rosemary oil
2 drops of Tea Tree oil

Mix the above with 2 table spoons of Olive oil. Massage into the scalp and wrap a towel around your head whilst relaxing for an hour. Wash hair twice with a neutral shampoo to ensure that all of the oil is removed.
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