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7 Cedarwood Skin Benefits and Common Uses

Show your body a gentle kind of love with Cedarwood oil skin benefits

There’s no doubt about it - Cedarwood essential oil is akin to a golden treasure when it comes to healing and protecting your skin. 

This ancient substance extracted from the bark and leaves of cedar trees is known as a core favorite in aromatherapy practices and self-care rituals across all four corners of the globe - and for good reason!

Anti-fungal, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory - the list goes on. Not to mention it’s soft, calming aroma and ability to boost your mind and bring you into a more relaxed and pleasurable state.  

Let’s explore seven exquisite benefits of Cedarwood essential oil for skin and our general well-being that can help us experience a luxurious and joyful way of living. 

 

 

 

Cedarwood essential oil is rich in history across many different cultures

There are so many reasons to love Cedarwood, but its rich history across different cultures and countries is at the top of our list. 

If you were looking for a cedar tree in the 18th or 19th century, you wouldn’t have struggled to find these beautiful creations lining the Arz mountains and in the mainlands of the Lebanon regions. 

This precious oil is also known to be one of the oldest natural oils, dating back thousands of years to its first predicted usage in 1800 BC, with Egyptians being the first to discover many of its healing properties
 

 

Cedarwood essential oil has undeniable healing powers when applied directly to skin or with a carrier oil 

Whether you are looking to heal acne, nourish dry skin or manage a fungal infection, you won’t have to search very far to find the overflowing benefits of Cedarwood essential oil for skin. 

 

Antifungal

Cedarwood oil carries powerful antifungal agents and can protect the body against bacteria. 

Whether you are suffering from athlete's foot or a more serious fungal infection, Cedarwood oil can be applied topically to treat unwanted overgrowths of fungi. 

Mixing Cedarwood with a carrier oil (like coconut oil) is always a good option to garner the best results.

 

Antiseptic

From open wounds to acne, Cedarwood oil is rich in wound-healing properties and is effective in treating infections and cleaning abrasions. 

Adding a few drops to your skin products like cleansers and moisturizers can offer a natural addition to the healing process. 

As more of a household antiseptic, Cedarwood oil can be used as a daily handwash and a natural way to ensure germs have been removed from the home. 

 

 

Anti-inflammatory

Muscular discomfort and other joint problems such as arthritis can also benefit from Cedarwood skin benefits. 

Due to Cedarwood being a natural vasodilator, this oil is also a reliable go-to home remedy for headaches that carry heavy inflammation. 

Simply massage into the area of inflammation with a carrier oil and allow the natural goodness of this oil to alleviate the discomfort. 

 

 

Cedarwood oil can also support us with more comfortable, easeful living 

 

A way of feeling calm and centered before bedtime

Due to its sedative properties and calming aroma, Cedarwood oil is a great choice for you if you’re looking for a way to relax naturally before bedtime. 

If you’re someone who often indulges in a hot bath before bedtime, add a few drops to honey, and to your bath water and let the comforting scent of Cedarwood oil sink into your pores, restore the body and set you up for a deep and restful sleep. Explore more relaxing bath ideas here

 

Supporting the healing of eczema 

Known as one of the most common Cedarwood skin benefits, this beautiful oil can be effective in healing eczema due to its anti-inflammatory properties.  

Add a few drops to natural soap and skin care products. 

 

Helping to improve a dry, flaky scalp

We all know that suffering from a sore, flaky scalp can be frustrating and uncomfortable, and Cedarwood oil is a true savior during these times. 

The oil can either be massaged into the scalp with a carrier oil, or alternatively added to natural shampoos and scalp care products.  

 

 

  

Relieving a stubborn, uncomfortable chesty cough 

Having a natural way to relieve stubborn cold symptoms and break up mucus is a breath of fresh air with so many chemical-based products available these days. 

The best way of relieving these symptoms at home is to add a few drops to a natural chest rub and apply it directly to the chest area with a firm massage.

 

 

Integrating Cedarwood oil into your regime can heal your skin and deeply replenish your soul

Using essential oils to improve the way your skin looks and feels is an incredible gift, and Cedarwood oil makes this area of our lives much more easeful and enjoyable. 

Whether you’re looking to heal, relax or give yourself a home spa experience, essential oils combined with aromatherapy can uplift your mood, activate your senses and make feel like your most nourished and soothed self. 

Enjoy the natural gifts that nature has to offer and feel nourished from the inside out. 

Explore our Evening Body Serum and gift sets that come infused with rich botanical and essential oils that nourish and pamper from the inside out. 

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