Cedarwood is popular for use in meditation as it is believed to help calm and soothe the mind and promote peace. It also has expectorant properties and is useful in inhalations to ease excess mucus production. When used in skincare it acts as an astringent, can balance sebum production and reduce the occurrence of dandruff.
It’s no wonder why cedars were the trees mentioned most in the Bible, symbolizing a source of protection, wisdom and abundance.
Cedarwood essential oil is extracted through the process of steam distillation from wood pieces of the cedar wood tree. The major components of cedarwood essential oil are alpha-cedrene, beta-cedrene, cedrol, widdrol, thujopsene and a group of sesquiterpenes — all of which contribute a great deal to its health benefits.