All About Cedarwood Essential Oil – 6 top tips for introducing it into your everyday life

0 12/11/2020 - All Posts

Boasting a rich, ancient history, Cedarwood essential oil is as versatile as its woody, warm, and calming aroma. Referred to in the Bible as the Cedar of Lebanon, one of the oldest known aromatics, cedarwood is exceptionally rich in aromatic compounds and can be used in everything from your hair care routine to helping create a refreshing atmosphere in your home, making it a great, all-rounder option to start off with when introducing oils into your everyday life and routine. To help you get to grips with Cedarwood essential oil, we’ve listed some of our favourite ways to use it below.

Cedarwood Essential Oil Bottle Landscape

1. Love on your locks with this DIY leave-in conditioner

As the cold weather descends, you may find that your once-luscious tresses start to become dry and desperately in need of some TLC. Jam-packed with thirst-quenching ingredients, this refreshing, DIY leave-in conditioner will help tame your mane, leaving you feeling Christmas party ready in no time!

Ingredients

  • 250 ml aloe vera juice
  • 2 tablespoons of your favourite leave-in conditioner
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 5 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops Cedarwood essential oil

Instructions

  • 1. Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake gently to combine.
  • 2. Spray on to wet or dry hair as desired to inject extra moisture.

2. Summon sweet dreams with this calming blend

This gorgeously cosy, warming blend will fill your bedroom with the perfect aroma to send you into the sweetest dreams. Turn on your diffuser, unwind with a good book, lay back in comfort and find yourself slipping into a gentle slumber surrounded by the scent of ancient Cedarwood and relaxing Lavender.

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3. Soften the appearance of your skin

As with your hair during the winter months, your skin is often in need of a little extra attention. Cedarwood is known for its excellent skin-cleansing properties, and so is ideal for those who want to maintain the appearance of youthful-looking skin that’s well moisturised and conditioned. Add a drop or two to your favourite body lotion or facial moisturiser and enjoy its woody, balsamic aroma as part of your skincare routine.

Cedarwood and Pine Cones

4. Add a spa-like dry-brushing technique to your bath time routine

Recently, the practice of dry brushing has been gaining popularity, thanks to its abilities in leaving users with exfoliated, super soft skin. It consists of brushing the skin in a particular pattern, usually towards the heart, with a dry brush before showering or taking a bath. Why not spruce up your dry brushing experience by adding 3-4 drops of Cedarwood essential oil, helping you to soothe dry skin, loosen and remove dead skin cells, and clear excess oil from your pores.

5. Create your signature scent

Cedarwood essential oil acts as a great base note when it comes to creating DIY perfumes at home. We suggest combining it with a middle note such as Ylang Ylang or Jasmine and a top note such as Lavender or Bergamot for a sublime scent that will soon become your favourite, go-to perfume. In order to create your perfect fragrance, you’ll need the following supplies:

  • One empty 5 ml essential oil bottle
  • Young Living V-6® Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex
  • AromaGlide Roller Fitment
  • A chosen top note essential oil (e.g. Lime, Tangerine, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Orange, Basil, Lavender, Thyme, Jade Lemon, Cinnamon Bark or Coriander)
  • A chosen middle note essential oil (e.g. Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Jasmine or Rose)
  • Cedarwood essential oil for the base note
  • A label, if desired

Instructions:

1. Combine 10-15 drops of each of your selected oils in the empty bottle until your essential oil is balanced and you’re happy with the scent.
2. Fill the rest of the bottle with Young Living V-6® Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex
3. Put the roller fitment and cap on.
4. Add a label if desired.
5. Roll on to your neck, wrists or anywhere you’d typically apply perfume.

6. Keep your hair fresh in between washes with this essential oil-infused dry shampoo

On days where you’re rushed off your feet and unable to find time to wash your tresses, keep them looking fresh and healthy with this DIY dry shampoo. Washing your hair too often can lead to it feeling dry and suffering from breakage, but this essential oil-infused recipe is guaranteed to leave your hair feeling as good as it smells.

Ingredients

Directions

1. Combine all ingredients
2. Put in a container of your choice, such as an empty saltshaker
3. Sprinkle on roots of hair and massage into scalp
4. Leave for 2-3 minutes to absorb the hair’s natural oils
5. Brush through hair

What’s your favourite way to use Cedarwood essential oil? Write your comments below or contact us at mseublog@youngliving.com

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