Cedarwood oil comes from a type of juniper tree (Juniperus virginiana), a member of the Cupressaceae or cypress family. These trees, which grow up to 30 feet tall, can be found in the US. It’s commonly known as the eastern red cedar. The essential oil has a fresh woody and slightly bland fragrance.
Uses of Red Cedarwood Oil
Different societies had their own ways of using this essential oil. In Egyptian and Grecian civilizations, red cedarwood oil was used to embalm bodies. It was also used for medicinal purposes in Asia, and even until now, Tibetan temples use it as incense.
Red cedarwood oil is also used as an ingredient for room sprays, cleaners, perfumes, herbal antiseptic creams, and as an insect repellent, especially for mosquitoes.
Moreover, the essential oil can be used to improve your hair and skin. You can also bank on red cedarwood oil to help heal certain diseases and affect your body’s systems in a good way – more of that to come later.
Benefits of Red Cedarwood Oil
Red cedarwood oil has numerous benefits. For starters, it can help in the treatment and prevention:
- Eczema, acne, and dandruff
- Fungal and septic infections
- Cough and phlegm in the respiratory tract and lungs
- Headaches, red and watery eyes, and other symptoms of cough and colds
- Rheumatism arthritis, and gout
- Restless leg syndrome, respiratory seizures, asthma, and other spasmodic conditions
- Tension and Anxiety
Blends Well With: Bergamot- chamomile roman- clary sage-cypress- eucalyptus- jasmine- juniper- labdanum- lavender- neroli- petitgrain- rosemary- rosewood- sandalwood- vetiver- ylang ylang