Cedarwood Essential Oil

Cedrus atlantica

Cedarwood essential oil has a calming and soothing aroma, and it promotes the appearance of healthy skin, hair, and scalp when applied topically.*  It is steam distilled from the wood of Cedrus atlantica, a close relative to the biblical Cedars of Lebanon, or Cedrus libani.  Historically used by the ancient Egyptians in ceremonial rites, this variety of cedarwood is now grown primarily in Morocco. Cedarwood essential oil is recognized for its calming and grounding aroma, which can be paired with Lavender as part of your bedtime routine.  It also provides skin and hair care benefits when applied topically, making it a great addition to your facial care routine or shampoo.

Product Profile

  • Has a grounding, soothing, woodsy aroma

  • Creates a tranquil environment when diffused to help wind down at the end of the day

  • Helps maintain the appearance of youthful skin and healthy-looking hair

  • Can be used to help fend off outdoor annoyances

  • Has skin-cleansing and naturally deodorizing properties

Product Use & Tips

Suggestions from Young Living

  • Topical   Dilute 1 drop with 1 drop of V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and apply to desired area as needed.

  • Aromatic   Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily.

  • Diffuse Cedarwood with Lavender and Roman Chamomile or apply 1−2 drops to your pillow before bed.

  • Create an outdoor spray by combining it with Citronella, Rosemary, or Lemongrass and water or alcohol-free witch hazel.

  • Massage it into your scalp to promote the appearance of shiny, healthy-looking hair.

  • Add it to your favorite lotions and skin care products to help cleanse and moisturize the skin.

  • Apply topically and wear it as a natural deodorant.

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Diffusing Notes

These are approximate drops.  Adjust recipes to your needs.  If a recipe is too strong for you, add fewer drops.  Do you need more?  Just add more, but no more than 8-12 drops for all of our diffusers with the exception of the Aria diffuser which requires 15-25 drops.

Tip:  When you first begin diffusing, start with less essential oil than listed in the recipes and build to more as desired.  You should give your body time to adjust to the essential oils.  Almost all the Young Living diffusers are ultrasonic which provides a cool-mist humidifier along with the essential oils.  These diffusers are safe to run all day.  Pay attention to the size of the room because the size will impact the intensity of diffusing.  Nebulizers and atomizers are different than ultrasonic diffusers because they do not use water.  For these, note the time limit for diffusing stated on each individual oil bottle.

Ultrasonic Diffusers

Ultrasonic diffusers work by using vibrations to break down water and essential oils into tiny particles, creating a fine mist that is released into the air.  Inside the diffuser, there’s a small disc that vibrates rapidly, usually at ultrasonic frequencies (beyond what humans can hear).  This vibration agitates the water and oil mixture, breaking it into micro-droplets that are then dispersed as a mist.  This mist carries the pleasant aroma of the essential oils and tiny water particles, helping to humidify the air and spread the fragrance throughout a room.  Ultrasonic diffusers are popular for their ease of use, quiet operation, and ability to provide both aromatherapy benefits and a visually appealing ambiance.

Cleaning Your Diffuser

  • Always turn off and unplug the diffuser prior to cleaning.
  • To ensure proper performance, clean the ultrasonic plate and lid after each use.
  • If essential oil begins to build up on the ultrasonic plate, gently wipe it off using a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol.
  • If essential oil begins to build up on the lid, gently wipe it off using mild soap and water only.
  • Never use a corrosive detergent to clean the ultrasonic plate or damage will occur.
  • Periodically check under the diffuser to keep the fan intake free of debris.
  • Debris can be removed by blowing on the fan intake opening or wiping with a clean, dry cloth. (Do not use aerosol sprays, solvents, or abrasives to clean the plastic housing.)
  • When not in use, clean the diffuser and store dry. Replacement ultrasonic plates can be purchased from Young Living.

 

Aromatherapy

When odorant molecules attach to odorant receptors, your body responds by sending electrical impulses into your brain. This causes different physiological reactions depending on the aromas detected.

The sense of smell has a profound impact on your emotions and inner desires.  Those scents can set the mood or bring up memories before you are even aware of it.

Aromas impact your body and they can set the mood and atmosphere in any environment. 

The sense of smell is directly connected to the limbic lobe of your brain, also known as the emotional control center.  The limbic lobe plays a big role in your mood, memory, behavior, feelings, and emotions, and it is connected to the olfactory bulb in the nose.

How to Use Essential Oils

Aromatically, Topically, Internally & Safely

You just purchased a bundle, kit, or collection of essential oils.  Now you’re overwhelmed by how to use them.  We’ve all been intimidated by how to use essential oils.  With a little practice and this simple guide, you’ll be an expert in no time.

This video covers how to use essential oils:
• Aromatically
• Topically
• Internally
• Safely

How to Apply Essential Oils - Three Main Methods

Stumped on how to apply your essential oils? How you apply an oil depends on what benefit you want to get out of it. Different oils offer different benefits, depending on how and where you apply them.  So, before using any new essential oil, be sure to check that oil’s uses and benefits and read any labels and instructions that come with it. If you have questions or concerns, check with your healthcare provider.

Using Essential Oils Aromatically

Let’s start with the hallmark way to use essential oils: aromatically.  All essential oils feature a signature aroma you can smell and inhale for various effects.  One oil’s crisp scent can invigorate you when you need a midday pick-me-up. Another’s soothing aroma can help you unwind after a tough day.  You can use essential oils aromatically by simply opening the bottle and inhaling its aroma.  They can also be applied topically as a personal fragrance, but always dilute them with a carrier oil, which is a plant-derived oil like coconut or almond oil.  Dilute a few drops of essential oil with your carrier oil and then rub it into your palms and inhale or dab some behind your ear or on your neck. You can also use a diffuser to disperse the essential oil into the air.

Using Essential Oils Topically

Another favourite way to apply essential oils is topically, where you allow the oil to absorb into your skin.  As mentioned before, always dilute oils with a carrier oil before you apply them topically.  Topical oils can become part of a massage or added to your preferred lotion, moisturizer or other personal care product. Some oils, particularly those from the citrus family, can cause photosensitivity.  A carrier oil is a plant-derived oil like coconut and almond oil that can be used to dilute an essential oil’s concentration.

Using Essential Oils Internally

If you think an oil smells terrific, wait until you taste it!  You can season your favourite dish or flavor a drink with certain grades of essential oils.  Ingesting oils lets you savor all their savory, herbaceous, spicy, fruity potential.  The simplest ways to take essential oils internally is to add them to a glass of water, take them in a capsule or use them as seasoning.  Start off with a small amount.  A little goes a long way, and even a single drop might overpower your recipe.  One recommendation is to dip a toothpick in the oil and stir that little bit in as a starting point.  Of course, before you use any oils internally, make sure the oil is safe to ingest.  Unless it specifically says on the label that it’s safe for ingestion, assume it’s safe for external use only.

 

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DIY Essential Oil Men’s Pomande

If you have short hair or are growing out long hair, and if you’re looking for medium to firm hold when you style, a DIY hair pomade is the answer to all your hair goals!

So how do you make homemade hair pomade? It’s simple! Made with simple, clean ingredients like shea butter, beeswax, and essential oils, and free from nasty toxins, this DIY hair pomade is great for anyone in your family. All you need is a makeshift double boiler, and you’re ready to make this at home. Give your hair the care it deserves with this Thyme, Rosemary, and Cedarwood-infused hair pomade!

To make this pomade recipe, get the following oils:

  • Thyme Essential Oil
  • Rosemary Essential Oil
  • Cedarwood Essential Oil 

Mermaid Hair

Long, healthy hair is serious summer goals, but we know luscious locks are always in season. Keep your scalp and hair healthy for the beach and beyond while promoting the appearance of strong, healthy-looking long hair year-round with our DIY mermaid hair spray. Featuring the best essential oils for hair, this mermaid hair spray will dress your tresses for every summer event with its enticing, natural aroma. The sweet, herbaceous fragrance makes this hair treatment the perfect summer beauty companion. Sprays and serums for your hair abound in every store, but you may be wondering how to make a natural hair serum. Our hair serum is ideal for helping improve the appearance of thicker hair, and it’s great for oily hair, too. The trick is in our enriching combination of Rosemary, Lavender, and Cedarwood essential oils. Mix these three hydrating essential oils with witch hazel and water in a glass spray bottle. Want to know how to make mermaid hair spray that adds natural body and waves? Use salt water! After you wash your hair, spray this mixture on damp locks to seal in the moisture. Be sure to shake vigorously before each use. Whether you’re looking to hydrate your hair for summer selfies or add volume year-round, the essential oil uses are seemingly endless. Look no further than these essential oils for healthy hair in this perfectly portable and easy-to-use mermaid spray.

Ingredients

  • 10 drops Rosemary essential oil
  • 10 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops Cedarwood essential oil
  • 1 ounce witch hazel
  • Water
  • 4-ounce glass spray bottle

Instructions
Mix essential oils and witch hazel together in an empty glass spray bottle.
Fill the rest of the bottle with water.
Shake vigorously before use; then lightly spray on wet hair.
Dry and style hair as normal.

We added salt water! For a natural, beachy look for any occasion!

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