Symbol of strength, wisdom and abundance, this rich and warmly soft species of cedar is used traditionally in Ayurvedic and Tibetan medicines as an incense ingredient to aid in meditation. Himalayan cedar boasts a rare and powerful combination of qualities that are both stimulating to the body but calming to the mind. Himalayan cedar is widely known for its soothing qualities. This woody, delicious oil is a true tree nectar.
Compared with some essential oils, cedarwood has a relatively simple chemical profile, though it has a high percentage of aromatic compounds. As a tonic and calmative to the mind and emotions, it is useful in assisting with the anxious tension created by modern non-stop lifestyle when diffused or used in direct palm inhalation. Renowned for its calming and grounding properties, especially during stressful transitions, it promotes emotional equilibrium.
Cedar is one of our favorite oils used to sooth the lungs during periods of stress and discomfort during the challenging winter months. When you or the children are in need of such relief, combine cedar in your diffuser with some eucalyptus and chamomile and lavender.
Cedar has long been used to give the heart courage, and enhance connection to the spirit, insight and good judgement. Cedar also has an affinity to the hair and skin, helping to removed toxins and a good cleanser and stimulant of both.