Herbal essential oil for hair loss and arthritis pain
Extraction: Steam Distillation
Parts Used: Needles, leaves, bark
Chakra: Root and Heart
About the Plant: The Cedar is a large coniferous evergreen tree with pine needles, and many varieties are found in cold climates around the world, especially at the high altitudes on the Atlas mountains of Algeria and Morocco.
Mental/ Emotional: Cedarwood has a grounding, calming effect on the nervous system. It may help individuals feel strong and confident in themselves, while still reaching out for connection and support from those around them, both rooting a person and opening their heart. In this way it may support a person in overcoming tendencies to hide away, to hold their cards close to their chest, or to mistrust. It may help create a sense of community and healthy relationship boundaries, or give a person the strength to examine their struggles with others, either personally or on a whole. It helps calm anger and eases stress.
Physical: Cedarwood oil can heal alopecia areata, a disease that causes the immune system to attack hair follicles, leading to hair loss. It reduces and soothes an itchy, flaking scalp, making it beneficial for treating dandruff and scalp eczema.
It is helpful for alleviating and reducing stubborn acne breakouts and reduces the appearance of scars. It prevents wounds from becoming septic as well as protecting them from tetanus germs. It can safely be applied externally to wounds as an antiseptic, and it is even used as an ingredient in herbal antiseptic creams.
By defending the body against toxins, cedarwood essential oil relieves the white blood cells and the immune system of the extra stress. Cedarwood helps alleviate arthritis pain and reduces inflammation in the joints and tissues that result in debilitating pain or discomfort.
Relieves nearly all types of spasms and related conditions, this includes spasms that affect the respiratory system, intestines, muscles, heart, and nerves. People who have trouble sleeping due to restless leg syndrome, respiratory seizures, asthma, and other spasmodic conditions also find relief from its soothing properties.
Being a diuretic, it increases the frequency of urination which serves as a medium for removal of fat, excess water, and toxins like uric acid from the body—and thus can help heal a number of conditions including obesity, hypertension, high blood pressure, rheumatism, arthritis, gout, urinary tract infections, and the accumulation of toxins in the blood.
These toxins and extra water accumulated in the body are the main causes of the above-mentioned conditions. Cedarwood heals irregular menstruation which means stimulates menstruation, while also regularizing the cycle. The pain and side effects like nausea, fatigue, and mood swings associated with menstruation are also relieved through the regular use of cedarwood oil because it can impact the hormonal function of various glands in the endocrine system.
Cedarwood oil is an excellent sedative and has a great soothing and calming effect on the mind. The scent can induce the release of serotonin, which is converted into melatonin in the brain, which in turn induces calm and restorative sleep. For this reason, cedarwood aromatherapy is recommended for people with chronic anxiety, stress, and depression.
Spiritual: Cedarwood oil helps you embrace the feeling of being totally safe and secure with yourself as well as in your environment. As fears are released, the heart is open to spiritual love and protection which also brings self acceptance and love. Cedarwood is used for spiritual grounding and purification. It’ is also one of the essential oils used for spiritual awakening. It cleanses your space, heals the present, and purifies the spirit. Cedarwood removes blockages from your energetic body and aura. It purifies you emotionally by detoxifying negative energies, thoughts, worries, anxieties and fears. You’ll feel a refreshing cleanse inside and out as you meditate using this essential oil. With grounding and purification, you’ll be ready to discover your Higher Self.
INSTRUCTIONS : Always use essential oils with carrier oils when applying on the body. Mix in 2-3 drops of essential oil with 15 drops of carrier oil. Keep away from direct sunlight. Store in a cool, dark place.