July’s Essential Oil of the Month…Cedarwood!

3 Jul

PAP_YBN-3-webBotanical Name: Cedrus atlantica

Source: Wood

Overview:

The aroma of Cedarwood essential oil can be described as sweet and woody. Cedarwood essential oil is best known for its ability to soothe and calm the nervous system.  Therapeutic properties of Cedarwood essential oil include, anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiseptic, astringent, stimulant, sedative properties.  Cedarwood essential oil also works as a natural insect repellent.

Cedarwood has historically been used by the Egyptians for embalming the dead and has also been used by the Native Americans to enhance their spiritual practices.

Experience Cedarwood essential oil in your massage this month.  Our July aromatherapy blend of the month,  “Sweet Summertime”, features a blend of Cedarwood, Grapefruit, Palmarosa and Rosemary essential oils.  Call or email us to schedule your appointment!

Uses & Facts:

  • Used by the Egyptians for embalming.
  • Soothing and calming to the nervous system.
  • Useful for acne, bronchitis, arthritis and stress reduction.
  • Use during meditation for a calming and grounding effect.

Recipes:

Meditation Blend

In a diffuser or nebulizer add the following essential oils:

Cedarwood essential oil- 5 drops

Juniperberry essential oil- 3 drops

Lavender essential oil- 4 drops

*Experience this aromatic diffusion in this month’s Guided Aromatherapy Meditation on Wednesday July 17th at 6:30 PM!

Bug Away Blend

In a 4 oz spritzer bottle combine the following:

Cedarwood essential oil- 13 drops

Lemongrass essential oil- 10 drops

Lavender essential oil- 10 drops

Peppermint essential oil- 4 drops

Eucalyptus essential oil- 8 drops

Fill bottle 50% distilled water and 50% apple cider vinegar

To Use: Spray on body and face (close eyes when spraying face) while outdoors for bug control.

 cedarwood

Come on in and shop our studio or on-line!

For the month of July receive 10% off your Cedarwood Pure Essential Oil purchase!

As always, check out our website at www.YourBodyNeeds.com for more information and recipes!

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