My journey in life as a stay at home mom building a career and being a caregiver to my mother and husband. Balancing life, family, and the unexpected. Contact me on the Weekly Essential face book page or feel free to email me if you would like to know more about essential oils or a business opportunity kollette@weeklyessential.com. Essential oils not only changed my life but helped me be prepared for the unexpected in life and how to deal with it.


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Cedarwood - The Oil of Community and Calming

Do you ever feel like you are on an emotional roller coster ride sometimes? Do you experience the ups and downs of life or know someone who does? Cedarwood is a great calming essential oil. It helps you  occasionally stay calm and relaxed naturally.  If you are down, just open a bottle and smell. It just might make you feel better right away. It is also great for the skin. 

The Cedarwood I use comes from North America. The oil is steam distilled from the heartwood of the tree and is a base oil high in cedrol. Like the other base note oils Cedarwood has calming and relaxing properties. Cedrol also enhances fibroblast growth in the skin so it is very good for skin issues. This oil can be used aromatically and topically but is not recommended for internal use.

I recently had some energy work done (highly recommend) and Cedarwood was the oil I needed. What a great oil. One thing I love about sharing essential oils is that I am always learning something new everyday. Not only about essential oils, but listening to others stories, advice and opinions, and about myself. I invite you to try them and feel good and enjoy life. Learn to love yourself so you can enjoy this amazing life. This oil helps individuals in seeing that they are not alone.  

Cedarwood juniperusvirginiana

Cedarwood is steam distilled from wood.

Common Application Methods

Topical use: Dilute with a carrier oil for children and for those with sensitive skin. Apply to reflex points and/or directly on area of concern. 

Aromatic Use: Diffusing in a diffuser or inhale the aroma directly from the bottle. Place on a cotton ball to carry with you and smell throughout the day or place in car vent for diffusing in the car. 

Internally: Not for Internal Use

Emotions Addressed

Inability to form bonds or social roots, loneliness, feeling disconnected or separate from the human family, antisocial. 

Companion Oils

Marjoram, Birch, White Fir, Balance Blend, Clary Sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Juniper and Rosemary

Body Systems Affected

Nervous and Respiratory Systems


Type: Bast Note (5-20% of the blend): Scent: Warm, soft, woody; Intensity: 3


To occasionally calm your mood -  add 4 to 6 drops to your diffuser or open a bottle and inhale, take three deep breaths. 

Insects - blend 4 drops in diffuser or place on cotton balls and wipe around doors to keep insects out. 

Occasional Scalp issues- Apply 2-3 drops to shampoo. You may also put a few drops on the tips of your fingers and rub on scalp.

Soothing the skin - Add two drops of cedarwood to 1 teaspoon of Fractionated Coconut oil and apply to area of concern.

Surface cleaner - combine vinegar and water and spray countertops and bathroom surfaces, then a couple of drops or as many as you choose to countertops and wipe down.

Supports Immune System - Diffuse 2-4 drops in the diffuser, rub on chest and nose. Apply warm compress on chest for coughs. 

Too Much Salt - Apply 2-4 drops to 1 teaspoon Fractionated Coconut oil and apply to the bottom of your feet twice a day. 

Yoga - Diffuse 2-4 drops of Cedarwood while practicing Yoga or apply to back of neck during the relaxation at the end or the bottom of your back. 

Enjoy Emotions and Essential Oils. If you know someone who suffers emotionally, this is a great book and it comes with a CD that explains how to use essential oils to heal emotionally. There is a story at the beginning of the book about a little girl named Kali, this is an amazing little girl and I am so grateful her parent shared this story to give us all hope to help those we love. Enjoy.

 These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

References:  Modern Essentials book fifth addition,  See Disclaimer on this website. 

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