Cedar Wood Essential Oil
Cedar wood oil is extracted from wood chips and sawdust of the cedar wood tree and it has light yellow to orange color. Two types of trees are used to obtain this essential oil; one is known as a true cedar, evergreen tree Cedrus Atlantica, and the other is known as red cedar, Juniperus virginiana. In ancient times, Lebanon cedar was used to extract essential oils.
Its history of usage is impressive; Egyptian used it for embalming the dead bodies, Sumerian used it for paint, but they also used it as a remedy for urinary tract and respiratory tract infections. In Tibet, cedar essential oil is part of the traditional medicine. Today it is popular as bug repellent, sedative, and as an ingredient in herbal antiseptic creams. It is also used in aromatherapy.
Cedar wood essential oil has a woody and spicy aroma, and is relaxing for body and mind. As a natural antiseptic, when used for hair, it can stop hair loss and premature graying of hair. It is very helpful for dandruff and psoriasis. Cedar wood essential oil normalizes dry and oily scalp.