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Cedarwood: The Oil of Community

Cedarwood has been used to increase spirituality in cultures throughout the world, including Native Americans and Egyptians. It stimulates the hypothalamus and pineal gland, which is associated with spiritual sight and development. Cedarwood stimulates the mind and maintains steadiness, balance, and integrity.

Because Cedarood is so grounding and calming to the self, it helps us feel strong and confident in ourselves allowing us to come together in strength as a community. This sense of belonging and connection comes from the opening of hearts to receive love and support from other people. This is why Cedarwood is the oil of community. Because it fosters inner strength that comes from individuality coupled with the supportive power of community.

In this way, Cedarwood may support a person in overcoming tendencies to hide away, to disconnect from fear of being judged, or to mistrust others. It may help create healthy relationship boundaries, or give a person the strength to examine their struggles with others, either personally or on a whole. Cedarwood helps the individual see that they are not alone, life is a shared experience.

Not only does Cedarwood help you embrace the feeling of being totally safe and secure with yourself, but it also opens your heart to spiritual love and protection which also brings self-acceptance and love. as well as in your environment.

Blends Well With

Cedarwood blends well with: Bergamot, Birch, Clary Sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Grounding Blend, Juniper Berry, Marjoram, Rosemary or White Fir.

Don’t Have This Oil?

Depending on your uses for this oil, substitutes may include: Vetiver, Juniper Berry, Sandalwood or Cypress.

Usage Tips

Use with caution during pregnancy, particularly in the first trimester. Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker.

Oil information from: “Emotions and Essential Oils: A Modern Resource for Healing” and “The Essential Life”