Essential Oil of the Month – May 2014 – Cedarwood

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dōTERRA Cedarwood essential oil is known for its rich hue and warm, woody scent.  It offers a multitude of health benefits. The use of Cedarwood essential oil dates back to Biblical times. Cedarwood is native to cold climates, it thrives at high altitudes and grows up to 100 ft tall. Cedarwood essential oil has a grounding aroma that evokes feelings of health, wholeness, vibrancy and cheer.

 


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Check out this research on Cedarwood essential oil:

Cedarwood can help improve the appearance of your skin

Cedarwood oil has been known to have a relaxing effect when diffused.

Cedarwood can be used as an effective bug repellent.

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Primary Benefits of Cedarwood Essential Oil:

  • Helps to support & maintain respiratory health.
  • Speeds skin recovery.
  • Promotes clear, healthy skin.
  • Great for massage therapy.
  • Offers relief for nervous tension & anxiety.
  • Repels moths and other insects.

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Cedarwood Essential Oil Protocols:

Acne

Add one drop of cedarwood essential oil to your daily routine (consider using within a moisturizer, cleanser, or by itself as needed).

 

Anxiety
Inhale straight from the bottle, diffuse into the air, or apply a single drop above your brow.

 

Asthma
Gently massage 1-2 drops into the chest and throat daily or as needed.

 

Bladder Infection
Gently massage 1-2 drops over the kidneys and/or bladder 2-3 times a day.

 

Calming
Place 1 drop in your hands, rub together, then cup over the nose and mouth and inhale deeply (but calmly) for 3-5 minutes.

 

Congestion
Apply 1-2 drops over the bridge of the nose and/or over your sinuses.  You can also massage the oil into the reflex points of the feet.

 

Cough
Apply 1-2 drops over the throat and chest several times a day.

 

Dandruff
Massage 1-2 drops directly into scalp; consider using a carrier to maximize the antifungal and moisturizing benefits.  You can also add 3-5 drops to your shampoo for daily use and prevention.

 

Eczema
Use 1-2 drops over the affected area; use virgin coconut oil to help moisturize and protect.

 

Grounding
Place 1 drop in your hands, rub together, then cup over the nose and mouth and breathe naturally for several minutes. Or massage into the feet daily with fractionated coconut oil to help spread the oil over the entire bottom of both feet.

 

Kidney Support
Massage 1-2 drops over the kidney area several times a day or as symptoms flare.

 

Loneliness
Place a single drop in your hands, rub together, cup over the nose and mouth inhale deeply for 3-5 minutes. Also apply over the heart center.

 

Moths
Place a drop on a cotton ball or fabric strip and place or hang in closets, storage boxes, or other problem areas. Replace as needed.

 

Psoriasis
Massage 1-2 drops of cedarwood essential oil onto the affected area, 1-2 times a day.

 

Skin Issues (General)
Consider any type of topical application, such as: massaging into the area, adding to a bath, reflex points of feet, etc.

 

Stress
Apply a drop over the heart center (if it’s emotional), the brow (if it’s mental), or inhale deeply and directly from the bottle.  Diffusing into the air can also provide great relief at home or at work.

 

Tension
Massage into the areas that you find yourself holding tension, or consider the uses listed above, for stress.

 

Urinary Tract Infection
Massage 1-2 drops of cedarwood essential oil over the bladder and kidney areas several times a day or as needed.

 

Urinary Support
Consider the cedarwood uses listed above for urinary tract infection or kidney support.

 

Water Retention
Massage 1-2 drops onto the reflex points of the feet, or over the kidney and bladder area 1-2 times a day.

 


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Comments

  1. Rebecca R says:

    I was smelling Cedarwood while reading the article – amazing how the mind works :D

  2. Thanks for sharing the information I love learning more about the uses of essential oils.

  3. I love Essential Oils. Thanks for this list!

  4. It’s amazing to me what all essential oils can actually do for your physical AND mental health!

  5. Awesome! I love using essential oils to help heal our family. This one definitely has lots of benefits. Thanks for sharing!