Cedarwood oil has a sweet, slightly camphoraceous, and woody-balsamic scent. The oil is a powerful antiseptic, used particularly for respiratory and urinary tract infections. It is a mucolytic (breaks down mucus), which makes it an excellent treatment for catarrhal conditional, especially chronic bronchitis. It is also used extensively in incense, as a preservative and as an insect repellent. Its mildly astringent and antiseptic properties make it a good treatment for acne.
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anti-depressant, anti-fungal, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, expectorant, mucolytic, rubefacient, sedative
Physical systems, conditions and uses:
Genito-urinary: cystitis, itching; Muscles and joints: muscular aches and pains, arthritis, rheumatism; Nervous: tension and stress; Respiratory: bronchitis, catarrh, coughs; Skin: acne, dandruff, dermatitis, eczema, hair loss, oily conditions
anti-depressant, comforting, focuses the mind, grounding, harmonizing, relieves anxiety, nervous tension and stress, uplifting, strength, endurance & certainty
Blends well with:
bergamot, citrus oils, clary sage, eucalyptus, jasmine, juniper, lavender, pine, rosemary, spruce, vetiver, and ylang ylang
Use as an inhalant, with a diffuser or on skin in a carrier.
Contraindications and safety:
Avoid during pregnancy. May cause allergic reaction in sensitive individuals.