Cedarwood Essential Oil is said to be one of the first crude essential oils to be extracted, and it was one of the oils that the Egyptians used for spiritual embalming purposes.
Cedarwood definitely makes the list of essential oils used in dermatology due to its many beneficial effects on the skin, including its antiseptic ability. As a natural antiseptic, cedarwood oil can prevent the development and growth of harmful microorganisms that can negatively affect skin health. Since cedarwood essential oil has antiseptic properties it can used with a carrier oil topically to disinfect wounds. Simply mix cedarwood essential oil with coconut oil and then you can apply the mixture to cuts and scrapes to prevent infection.
Sedative and calming effects
Research demonstrates that you may want to reach for the cedarwood oil if you’re looking to calm down and relax. A study conducted with animal subjects found that cedarwood oil has “marked sedative effects.” This is why you may want to use cedarwood essential oil for sleep troubles. Try diffusing the oil before bed to take advantage of its sedative effects.