Sherry A. Phillips

Suspense Author

The Benefits of Cedarwood


I was first introduced to Cedarwood essential oil when I purchased Healing Oils of the Bible:

“Then the priest shall command to take for him who is to be cleansed two birds alive and clean and Cedarwood and scarlet material and hyssop.” (Leviticus14:4). The cedars of Lebanon were used to build Solomon’s Temple and Herod’s Temple where Christ taught.

Cedar was an integral part of two Biblical purification rituals- one for lepers and another for those who were impure from touching a dead body.

I will admit, the smell did not appeal to me at first, but eventually, I grew to like it. It’s sort of like a warm, grounding and comforting scent. Like my mother’s old cedar chest (which means it will make an excellent insect repellent). When I found out it may help my kids concentrate during school, I went ahead and purchased a separate bottle. Did I mention it’s one of the cheapest essential oils you can buy?

Here’s some more information about Cedarwood:

Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) has a warm, balsamic, woody aroma. It is relaxing and soothing when used for massage, and has long been used as a beneficial ingredient in cosmetic preparations for oily skin.* Cedarwood has an approximate ORAC of 1,689,996 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter.

I started putting it on the base of my son’s skull before he left for school in the mornings. About a week later, I received an email from one of his teachers asking what I was doing differently at home, because Jackson was paying attention in school and was noticeably improving. I told her the only thing we were doing differently was that I was putting Cedarwood on him in the mornings before he left.

Needless to say, she was impressed.

I use Cedarwood in my Magical Hair Elixir which keeps my and my daughter’s hair shiny and healthy.

As mentioned from my excerpt above, it is great for sleep and quite often I will put it in the diffuser at bedtime.

So, not only has Cedarwood been used since ancient Biblical times, but it’s still in use today for many of the same reasons they used them then.

I hope you will give these oils a try for yourself. I was a bit skeptical when I first started using them to support my family’s health needs; however, I am constantly amazed at how well they work. Now, I can’t imagine ever being without them again.

Have a blessed day!

* Please note that the information contained on this website is my personal opinion, and should not be used as a substitute for medical advice and treatment. If you have medical concerns, please consult with a physician or other qualified health professional. The information about the health topics is for informational purposes only.

I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV. I am a mom who looks for natural ways to support her family’s health through nutrition, exercise and alternative, holistic methods. Any statements made on my blog are my own and do not reflect the opinions of anyone else.

Statements on this blog have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure disease.

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