In biblical literature, Cedar trees have great potency and symbolize wisdom, protection and abundance. Cedar oil, extracted from the wood of the tree, can help with skin conditions like eczema, and a few drops added to shampoo can help stimulate hair growth. Cedarwood oil helps provide relief for arthritis and has been shown to reduce inflammation of the joints and tissues.
Common Uses: Cedarwood has traditionally been used for its astringent and antiseptic properties. It has been known to strengthen hair growth and alleviate dandruff. Add several drops of Cedarwood oil to a carrier oil (like jojoba or almond oil) and dab on the wrists to help alleviate symptoms like anxiety, fixation on the past, and obsessiveness. Cedarwood oil can help promote focus, concentration, and balance and nobility of spirit.