Not only do Essential Oils feel good on the skin, they can be used potently in Aromatherapy and inhaled through the nasal passages. Aromatherapy is an ancient healing modality practiced in Antiquity such as Egypt, Africa, India, Tibet, the Mediterranean and throughout the Tribal Regions of North America. Cedar was considered by the Sumerians to be the symbol of “Power,” “Greatness,” and “Immortality.”
Goddesses like Bast, Isis (Ast), Sekhmet, Hetheru and Aphrodite were known for their magical and healing use of aromatic scents to heal the body, mind and spirit. These Goddesses were the Queens of Nurture and in tune with the essence and elements of Nature. They healed the sick, heard flowers bloom, and brought about births and the wailing back to life and memory. Using their divine feminine intuition, and shaman like powers they were revered, celebrated, honored and respected as the embodiment of womanhood and deity. There is much we can learn from these world culture stories and myth. Their energies and boons (spiritual gifts) remain in our DNA and in the very fabric of this Earth and cosmos.
The use of oils and perfumes directly absorbed through the blood stream is a powerfully conscious way to heal, rejuvenate, maintain and strengthen the body’s immunity, mental clarity and sensuality and overall natural organic balance. By using a simple diffuser the essential oil can burn into a vapor by tea light candle in a ceramic sculpture. This method fills the room beautifully with any scent or combination you choose.
For the past few days, late nights especially I have blended Cedarwood EO with Tea Tree EO (my senses LOVE this Astringent) and a dash of Cinnamon EO!! ❤️
Note: Cinnamon Essential oil is powerful and can burn the skin! So add just a drop if mixing with other oils and carrier oils. I use Cinnamon mostly for household cleaning and spiritual clearing in prayer and rituals. I may also add Jasmine or Ylang Ylang to bring a lightness or floral air to my body and environment.
Cedarwood has been my favorite essential oil for over 20 years! It’s safe and great for the skin, hair, in a spray bottle, or diffuser. It was known for its spiritual uses by Tibetan Monks in the Himalayas. It has a woodsy aroma that I add Jasmine oil floral scent. It can be used as an incense, perfume and massage oil.
11 Truly Amazing Facts about Cedar Tree and Cedar Wood Oil:
- Cedar was considered the Holy Tree of Life -Sumerian
- Sumerian God Ea was the Patron of Cedar Wood
- Ancient Egyptian sarcophagus were made of ancient Cedar Trees
- Cedar resin was held in high esteem by nobility and royalty in Egypt, Iran, the Middle East, the Celts and Syths, Ancient Hebrews, the Greeks and Romans
- Temples and Tombs and fleets of Ships were constructed with Cedar Wood
- Cedar wood groves were considered Sacred and Guarded by the State
- Cedar wood trees are one of the only trees to mimic human sleep patterns based on seasons these trees shift their biological rhythms much like that of humans waking up on overcast rainy days at 10 am, bright days at dawn, nap at 3 and 4 pm, fall asleep at 11 pm (they are known to have souls)
- Cedar wood trees have oxygen rich bacterial properties that are so powerful a hectare of these coniferous giants emits more than 30 kg of airborne organic substances to render all the pathogenic microbes in a large city harmless
- the extracts, poultices, compounds of cedar wood have a history of healing inflammatory disease, eliminates asthma, edema, bronchitis, coughing, infections of the urogenital system
- it can aid in gynecological diseases, the bladder and uterus, strengthen immunity, help heal varicose veins, hemorrhoids, rheumatism, paradontal diseases, toothaches and tooth decay, arthritis, and muscle strains, insomnia, and stress, mental and physical fatigue, and help restore activity in the cerebral cortex
- as a Beauty Aid it has been used for dermatitis, blackheads, irritation, skin problems, nail repair, wounds, cuts and hair growth, and as a natural deodorant
Resource: L. A. Shchennikov
More Healing Benefits of the Cedar Wood Tree Essential Oil
From Organic Facts:
The health benefits of Cedarwood Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as an antiseborrhoeic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, tonic, astringent, diuretic, emenagogue, expectorant, insecticidal, sedative and fungicidal substance.
TONIC: Cedar Wood Oil can be used as a general health tonic, since it tones the organ systems and stimulates metabolism. It tightens and tones muscles, skin, nervous system, stomach, digestive system and brain functions. It boosts the functionality of the kidney and liver, which further improves overall health and wellness.
ANTISPASMODIC: Relieving spasms is yet another important medicinal property of Cedarwood Oil. Nearly all types of spasms and related ailments can be relieved using this oil. This includes spasms that affect the respiratory system, intestines, muscles, heart and nerves. People that have trouble sleeping due to restless leg syndrome, respiratory seizures, asthma, and other spasmodic conditions also find relief from the soothing properties of cedarwood oil.
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