In a series new to Tangerines & Thyme, we’re going to introduce one of our favorite oils we feel should be in your oil arsenal every Monday. To start, we’re going to introduce CEDARWOOD.
Young Living’s CEDARWOOD Essential Oil
Single Essential Oil or a Blend: Single
Botanical Name: Cedrus atlantica (most closely related to the Biblical Cedars of Babylon)
Botanical Family: Pinaceae
Plant Origin: Morocco, USA
Extraction Method: Steam distilled from the bark of the tree
Historical Uses: Used throughout history medicinally and as incense; the Egyptians used it to embalm their dead
Applications: Aromatic and Topical
Why We Love It:
- Known to support the lymphatic system*, where it acts as a stimulant
- Supports the endocrine system
- Stimulates the pineal gland, which produces melatonin
- Stimulates the limbic system
- The oil with the highest level of sesquiterpenes (98%)
- Kid friendly!
How We Use It In Our Daily Lives:
- Add a drop to your shampoo or conditioner (or both!)
- Add a drop to your mascara, along with a drop of lavender
- Add to body oils, lotions or creams, or add to coconut oil and apply where extra support is needed
- Diffuse while you sleep (with lavender or another relaxing oil)
- Put a drop in your hands with a drop of lavender, then spread onto pillows at night or before naps
- Diffuse while homeschooling or whenever focus is needed
- Mix with a carrier oil and apply to the ears or back of the neck before your student heads to school
- For those with loved ones that hunt, mix 3-4 drops with a pinch of salt in a spray bottle, then fill with water and spray them down to help them blend in with their surroundings
Favorite Young Living Products that Include Cedarwood:
- Stress Away and Stress Away Roll-On
- Cel-Lite Magic Massage Oil
- ART Beauty Masque
- Brain Power essential oil
- Egyptian Gold essential oil
- Essential Beauty Serum (both the Acne-Prone and Dry skin formulas)
- Tranquil Roll-On
- KidScents Bath Gel and Lotion
- And many more!
What are your favorite uses for Cedarwood? We’d love to hear in the comments!
*Items in bold are terms to research! ?