Essential oil of cedarwood (Juniperus virginia)

Essential oil of cedarwood (Juniperus virginia)

Cedarwood is associated with divine protection and wisdom. The principal constituents of cedarwood essential oil are cedrol, widdrol, thujopsene, alpha-cedrene, beta-cedrene and sesquiterpenes. The latter is the largest group of natural terpenes found in biological organisms, and contribute significantly to the therapeutic and health benefits of many essential oils.

Cedarwood essential oil is considered effective for:

  • Reducing skin irritation
  • Treating acne
  • Reducing skin peeling from seborrheic eczema, regularizing sebum production, and treating the infection
  • Tightening and toning the skin and muscles
  • Protecting the skin from toxins and bacteria
  • Treating fungal infections
  • Reducing dry or flaky scalp
  • Protecting wounds from tetanus germs - preventing wounds from becoming septic
  • Improving mental alertness
  • Relieving toothaches and strengthening gums
  • Relieving many types of spasms and related ailments including asthma, restless leg syndrome, and respiratory seizures
  • Flushing out toxins
  • Lessening pain from arthritis, and joint and tissue inflammation
  • Relieving stress, anxiety and tension
  • Eliminating coughs and relieving congestion - loosening and removing phlegm from the respiratory tracts and lungs
  • Providing relief from headaches, watery eyes, coughs and colds
  • Regularizing menstruation and relieving pain and symptoms associated with menstruation
  • Facilitating the treatment of urinary tract infections, high blood pressure, hypertension and gout
  • Repelling mosquitoes and other bugs