The active ingredients of cedar wood essential oil are able to perform various functions. The essential oil of cedar wood consists mainly of atlantone, cedrol and cadinene, compounds that exert a restorative and rebalancing action on the body. Cedarwood essential oil is mainly used against respiratory tract infections, as a natural remedy for hair and skin care and as a natural insecticide.
In natural skin care, cedarwood essential oil acts as an astringent, useful for treating acne and facial impurities. The astringent characteristics of cedar essential oil, although mild, are very useful for combating blackheads and in the case of skin with enlarged pores.
In aromatherapy, cedar wood essential oil is recommended in times of stress and helps to bring order to thoughts. In meditation, this essence helps to rebalance the first chakra by giving courage, energy and promoting self-esteem. Aromatherapy with cedar wood essential oil is recommended for those who are facing great changes, it would help not to destabilize by favoring roots in the earth.
Speaking of rooting in a more concrete way, the essential oil extracted from cedar wood is used in the treatment against hair loss by strengthening the hair root.
This essence is recommended as a remedy for alopecia. It is applied by rubbing the compound (given by the essential oil of cedar wood dissolved in another vegetable oil) directly on the scalp. It is possible to prepare a natural anti-hair loss shampoo by adding 25 drops of this essential oil in a neutral shampoo, this remedy is also extremely useful against dandruff and oily hair.
Cedarwood essential oil, as well as Neem oil, can be considered a natural insecticide. This time the action exerted against insects is not deadly but repellent. Cedarwood essential oil is an excellent natural repellent to ward off different types of insects, it is especially effective against moths and woodworms. It is perfect for scenting wardrobes and drawers.
The scent of cedar wood essential oil is warm, intense, balsamic, sweet (but a bit sour!) And woody. It can be used as a natural fragrance to perfume the home, just one drop is enough for each square meter of the room to be perfumed.