1. Eczema — Eczema is a common skin disorder that causes dry, red, itchy skin that can blister or crack. Cedar Essence can cure the inflammation that leads to this irritating skin issue — it reduces skin pealing and treats the infection with its antifungal properties. There are a few ways to add Cedar Essence to your daily routine. Add the oil to your skin lotion or soap, rub it on the infected or itchy area directly, or make yourself a bath with five drops of Cedar Essence added to it.
2. Hair loss — Cedar Essence can stimulate the hair follicles and increase circulation to the scalp. This contributes to hair growth and slows hair loss. Herbalists and aromatherapists have recommended essential oils for years to treat hair loss, thinning hair and various types of alopecia.
There’s evidence that applying Cedar Essence, in combination with the essential oils from thyme, rosemary and lavender, to the scalp improves hair growth in up to 44 percent for people with hair loss after seven months of treatment. To do this, add Cedar Essence to your shampoo or conditioner, or just massage the oil into your scalp and let it sit for 30 minutes before rinsing.
3. Dry scalp — Cedar Essence helps reduce dry or flaky scalp. It stimulates the scalp and increases circulation. To take advantage of this essential oil benefit, mix two drops of Cedar Essence with coconut oil to create a mixture with antifungal and moisturizing properties. Add the mixture to your scalp, and rub it in for five minutes. For the best results, let it sit on your scalp for 30 minutes or so — then wash it out.
4. Antiseptic properties — Cedar Essence can safely be applied topically on wounds as an antiseptic. It defends the body against toxins and relieves your white blood cells and immune system of stress or malfunction — this protects your internal functions and fights off bacteria in the body. Create an oil rub by mixing Cedar Essence with coconut oil, and then rub the mixture on your body to help with wounds, scars or infections.
5. Reduces arthritis — Inflammation of the joints and tissues, which are common symptoms of arthritis, can lead to debilitating pain or discomfort; this can be lessened with the use of Cedar Essence. By inhaling the oil, or using it externally on the skin, you reduce inflammation — which minimizes joint stiffness. Try making yourself a bath with five to 10 drops of Cedar Essence.
6. Relieves spasmodic conditions — If you struggle with restless leg syndrome, respiratory seizures, asthma and other spasmodic conditions, you can find relief by taking advantage of the calming and soothing properties of Cedar Essence. These spasms may affect the respiratory system, muscles, intestines, heart and nerves.
7. Natural deodorizer — Cedar Essence is comforting, reassuring and also possesses a wood-like pleasant scent. It adds a warm tone to any blend of perfumes or oil mixtures. It’s also known to bring people together and improve personal outlook and self-esteem. This may seem strange, but the soothing power of Cedar Essence has the ability to change a person’s perspective. Inhaling Cedar Essence, vaporizing it or adding it to a body spray can have long-lasting therapeutic effects.
8. Tightens muscles — Because Cedar Essence is an astringent, it tightens loose muscles and creates a feeling of firmness and youth. It also hardens the muscles of the digestive system, which helps with stomach issues like diarrhea. Rub three to five drops of Cedar Essence into your hands, and then massage any sore or tight muscles. Massage your abs, arms, chest and legs. You feel a soothing and fresh sensation.
9. Serves as a diuretic — Cedar Essence increases the frequency of urination and therefore removes harmful toxins, excess water and fat from the body. Rub two drops of Cedar Essence into your hands and massage your bladder and kidneys. This helps with urinary tract infections, water retention and kidney issues.
10. Improves Focus and ADHD — A study performed by Dr. Terry Friedmann M.D. and Dennis Eggett from Bringham Young University found that using Cedar Essence on children could greatly improve their focus and learning capacity. 34 children with ADHD were given different single oils including vetiver, cedarwood, lavender and an oil blend.
Children held up a bottle of essential oils and took three deep inhalations 3x a day for thirty days. At the end of the study subjects retook an EEG and T.O.V.A. test and with both vetiver and Cedar Essence there were significant changes. The results showed Cedar Essence inhalation improved focus in children with ADHD by 65%!
11. Cough relief — Cedar Essence has the power to remove phlegm from the respiratory tract and lungs, which reduces congestion from a cough or cold. Try using a Cedar Essence before you go to sleep — it loosens bothersome phlegm and relieves headaches as well. Rub two drops of oil onto your chest and throat and rub it in for a minute; you can also add the oil to your nose and upper lip to help with breathing.
12. Bug repellant — Cedar Essence drives away mosquitoes, flies and other insects. You can put a few drops of oil on your skin to keep them away outdoors, or use a vaporizer to keep them out of the house or apartment. You can also spray diluted Cedar Essence on your bed and coaches to keep the pests away.
One study measured the effectiveness of Cedar Essence against the pulse beetle and the housefly, and the results showed insecticidal activity against both test species. The study suggests that Cedar Essence can be an active natural product that, when added to commercial insecticides, is beneficial.
Do you have a problem with moths eating your clothes? Use Cedar Essence to keep them away (without the smell of mothballs). Add Cedar Essence to cotton balls and place them in your closet, on your hangers and inside of storage boxes.
13. Relieves tension — Because Cedar Essence is a sedative, it has the power to relieve tension and stress that affects your health. It has a soothing and calming effect on the mind, reduces inflammation and muscle pain, and minimizes skin irritation or itchiness. The scent of Cedar Essence encourages the release of serotonin, which is converted into melatonin in the brain. Melatonin induces restorative sleep and leaves you feeling calm.
One interesting study measured the sedative properties of Cedar Essence. The study included rats that inhaled cedrol, a component of Cedar Essence. Motor activity in the rats decreased significantly; the rats that were given caffeine and categorized as hyperactive also showed a decrease it activity. Sleeping rates in the rats increased as well.
These aromatherapy properties of Cedar Essence help people with chronic stress and depression. All you have to do is inhale Cedar Essence directly from the bottle; you can also diffuse a few drops of oil or rub a drop of oil right above your eyebrows to relieve tension.
14. Kills fungal infections — Cedar Essence cures internal and external fungal infections. It can protect you from fungal pathogens and food poisoning. One study done at the Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology in India found that Cedar Essence is a viable alternative to other antibacterial agents and is an effective module in controlling both bacteria and yeasts responsible for oral infections. The study also proved that cinnamon oil, lemongrass oil, clove oil and eucalyptus oil have the same antifungal properties.
15. Cures acne — Cedar Essence protects skin pores from letting in dust or any harmful microbes into the body, which lead to acne and skin infections. Cedar Essence is also effective for tightening the facial skin and giving it a youthful appearance. To cure your acne naturally, add one drop of Cedar Essence to your lotion or face soap, or massage the oil into your skin all by itself. This exercise can be added to your daily routine in order to eliminate acne.