Updated: Jan 7
The great 15ml Cedarwood is free this month!!!
I fell in love with Cedarwood through the recipe of Mermaid Spray. Cedarwood is one of the ingredients on this recipe because it supports a healthy-looking hair, promotes thickness of hair and combats hair loss.
From that, I ventured on adding it on my skin care routine because Cedarwood has skin-cleansing properties and helps maintain the appearance of youthful skin and really moisturize my skin
Now, the history. I do love good old history, don't you?
The Biblical Cedars of Lebanon are the Cedrus libani, which are very closely related to the cedars in contemporary Cedarwood oil. For the closest connection to the Biblical cedar, look for oils that contain species of the genus Cedrus rather than the ones that contain Juniperus virginiana, which is the North American red cedar.
Historically, ancient Egyptians used Cedarwood oil in cosmetics, insect repellant, ceremonial rites and embalming agent. During the final step of the mummification process, a resin containing Cedarwood oil was applied to the skin. Did you know? Cedarwood has been found in mummies from as early as the eleventh dynasty of ancient Egypt!
Cedarwood trees can live more than 300 years and grow up to 120 feet tall that's why Cedar was used figuratively for 'immortality' by the Romans.
TYPES of CEDARWOOD:
Himalayan Cedarwood (Cedrus deodara) - From the Cedar Genus
Atlas Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) - From the Cedar Genus
Texan Cedarwood (Juniperus Mexicana) - From the Juniper Genus
Virginian Cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana) - From the Juniper Genus
Young Living’s Cedarwood oil is the Cedrus atlantica that comes from Morocco and the United States and it is steam distilled from the bark of the tree.
The Cedarwood essential of Young Living maintains the fresh, tangy, woody scent of these majestic trees.
It is commonly used in night time blends for diffusing to create a relaxing atmosphere that is perfect for a good night rest. The reason why is that it stimulates the pineal gland which releases melatonin.
DIY Cedar Dreams Spray
Float away on cedar-infused dreams by spraying your pillows with this perfect combination of aromas that can support healthy sleep habits.
Mix the following ingredients in a 2-ounce glass spray bottle.
7 drops Lavender
6 drops Cedarwood
4 drops Vetiver
1.5 ounces distilled water
Shake bottle and spray pillow 3 times right before bedtime. Rest your head and breathe deeply!
Because of its woodsy aroma, Cedarwood is also prevalent in men’s skin and hair products and is often present in masculine scents such as Young Living’s Shutran™ line.
As it has properties that promotes youthful skin, Cedarwood essential oil has natural astringent properties and can be massaged into your skin to tighten the muscles and skin. Furthermore, it can enhance the quality of your muscle and skin tone leaving it feeling firmer and reinvigorated.
If you still love a good source of Cedarwood DIY's, head over to lindseyelmore.com. Ms. Lindsey Elmore is a pharmacist that explains real science in a very fun and clear way.
Finally, if you just scrolled down to the bottom of the page without reading anything, just look on this info graphic and you'll still be amazed by Cedarwood essential oil.
If you want me to help you grab Cedarwood for free this month, feel free to contact me and I will happily help you!
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