Suggested Uses for Atlas Cedar Essential Oil

Warm, sweet, rich, and woody, the use of cedar oil can be traced back to Biblical times. The Atlas cedar is related to the well-known centuries- old biblical cedars of Lebanon. Today those trees are protected by law from being felled, but the constituents of Atlas cedar oil are very much like its ancestors, and provide many of the same therapeutic benefits. Atlas cedar oil is used in many perfumes and soaps. It produces a calm, meditative state of mind, and has the ability to relieve nervous tension, anger, and stress. When used in a diffuser, Atlas cedar oil can set a calm, quiet atmosphere, perfect for relaxing, meditating, and reflecting. However, its powers aren’t restricted to the nervous system; Atlas cedar oil also works wonders on respiratory and immune systems, and is great for skin. Tibetans still use use it in their traditional medicine practices for a variety of ailments.

Therapeutic uses:
Acne, aggression, agitation, air purifier, anger, anxiety, arthritis, asthma, bladder disorders, blemishes, bronchitis, cellulite, colds, coughs, cystitis, dandruff, eczema, fluid retention, hair loss, immune system, insect repellent, kidney disorders, meditation, nervous tension, oily hair, oily skin, rheumatism, skin fungus, skin ulcers, stress, vertigo.

Essential Oil Applications:

For arthritis and rheumatism, add 2-3 drops to 1 ounce of carrier oil and massage into affected areas. Can also add 8-10 drops in bath water.

For acne, blemishes, eczema, oily skin, skin fungus or skin ulcers, mix 2-3 drops in 1 ounce of carrier oil and dab on affected areas.

As an air purifier, use 2-3 drops in a diffuser.

To alleviate aggression, agitation, anger, anxiety, nervous tension, and vertigo, use 2-3 drops in a diffuser.

For asthma, bronchitis, colds, and coughs, use 2-3 drops in a steam inhalation.

For bladder disorders, cystitis, and kidney disorders, use 8-10 drops in bath water.

For cellulite and fluid retention, add 2-3 drops to 1 ounce of carrier oil and massage into affected areas. Can also use 8-10 drops in bath water.

For dandruff or oily scalp, mix 2-3 drops with unscented hair conditioner; massage on scalp. Leave on for 3-5 minutes, then rinse.

To slow hair loss, mix 2-3 drops in 1 ounce of carrier oil and massage on scalp periodically.

To boost the immune system, use 8-10 drops in bath water, or use 2-3 drops in a diffuser.

To repel insects, use a few drops on cotton balls and place in infested areas. Great for ants and moths, but fights against other insects as well.

To keep meditation focused, use 2-3 drops in a diffuser during meditation.

Mixes Well With:
Bergamot, clary sage, ginger, juniper berry, marjoram, oregano, patchouli, pine, rosemary, rosewood, sandalwood and ylang ylang.

Extraction Method:
Steam distillation.

Parts Used:
Wood, stumps, sawdust.

Safety Information:
Avoid if pregnant. Do not use if diagnosed with high blood pressure or heart problems. Possible irritant to skin in sensitive types. Do a patch test first. Because scent is stimulating, it may counteract the sedative effects of drugs like pentobarbital. Do not use consecutively for more than a few days at a time.

More Info:

The Power of Aromatherapy
Getting Started with Aromatherapy
The Choosing, Blending and the Caring of Your Essential Oils

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