Cedarwood essential oil is extracted through the process of steam distillation from the wood pieces of the cedar wood tree
- For it's ability to calm the body while rejuvenating the mind, it’s been used in meditative and purifying ceremonies not only throughout history but also across religions and spiritual practices.
It’s anti-inflammatory & antimicrobial properties. This may make it beneficial for skin conditions like acne. One case study indicated that the addition of cedarwood oil to traditional acne treatments was helpful for alleviating and reducing stubborn breakouts.
Cedarwood is one of several essential oils that may improve hair growth, a study reported: When given a daily scalp massage of cedarwood, thyme, rosemary, and lavender essential oils, along with a carrier oil. This mixture was applied directly to the scalp for a 7 month period
It is thought to promote hair growth and reduce hair loss by balancing the oil-producing glands in the scalp.
How to use:-
- Massaging your scalp with 2-4 drops of Cedarwood Oil into carrier oil, may also help reduce and soothe an itchy, flaking scalp.
- You can also try adding 4-5 drops of cedarwood oil directly into your shampoo or conditioner
- Diffuse the oil in a diffuser daily.
- Sprinkle a small amount on a towel or cloth and place that under your pillow.
- You can also add cedarwood oil to an atomizer bottle and spray it on dried flowers or a lightbulb to gently scent your home.
- Try mixing cedarwood oil with other soothing scents, such as lavender.
DIY for Acne Treatment
- Add 2-3 drops of cedarwood oil to 5 teaspoons of a noncomedogenic carrier oil & applying it to your skin for 20 minutes once or twice a week.
- You can also add a few drops of cedarwood essential oil to a facial scrub. Make sure to do a patch test first to ensure that you don’t have an allergic reaction.