Stepping into a cedar forest, we are immediately struck with the bountiful fragrance of cedar…
We have an implicit understanding that the forest is an almost magical healing place … And it is no wonder why cedars were the trees mentioned most in the Bible, symbolizing a source of protection, wisdom and abundance.
Cedarwood essential oil is extracted through the process of steam distillation from wood pieces of the cedar wood tree. The major components of cedarwood essential oil are alpha-cedrene, beta-cedrene, cedrol, widdrol, thujopsene and a group of sesquiterpenes — all of which contribute a great deal to its health benefits: (including but not limited to) antifungal, antiseptic, diuretic, astringent and sedative properties. Cedarwood Oil has the power to improve your skin, help with organ function, tighten muscles, improve metabolism and benefit your digestive system, even to help with hair loss!
Facial Steam Recipe
Add 2 drops of Yoga Potion Cedarwood Essential Oil Potion to 1 Pint hot water – mix well in a ceramic bowl… The heat of the water will diffuse the Cedarwood and the steam will carry the oils … Place a towel over your head and bowl, and breathe deeply.
These vapours will help oily skin, water retention, adema, and also helps closing and healing wounds.
Cedarwood Oil Side Effects
Although some essential oils can be added to food or ingested orally in minimal amounts, it’s not safe to consume cedarwood essential oil internally. Because it’s such a strong oil, it can cause vomiting, nausea, thirst and extensive damage to the digestive system. Women who are pregnant should not use cedarwood essential oil. If used in high concentrations, cedarwood essential oil can cause skin irritations.