Thursday, March 13, 2014

Beauty Secrets & Benefits of Organic Cedarwood Oil

Cedarwood Oil, or Cedras atlantica, (genus species) is found on the market under many different names.  It's name  "Cedras" comes from an Arabic word, "kedron,” which means “Power."  However, many plants in the Cupressaceae family may be sold under the Organic Cedarwood Essential Oil label.  

Cedarwood Essential Oil has a soothing, earthy aroma that is known to be "grounding" for people. It has traditionally been used by the Sumerians, Egyptians and Tibetans, and this "sacred" oil, as it is so revered by many, is also mentioned over 40 times in the Bible. This particular species is the one most directly related to the Cedars of Lebanon quoted in the Bible.

This organic essential Oil contains the highest amount of sesquiterpenes, a hydrocarbon group found in essential oils.  Sesquiterpenes are the components that actually oxygenate at the cellular level,  which promotes circulation and releases toxins. Cedarwood Oil is great for the hair and skin, is a powerful lymph decongestant and is even known to reduce cellulite!

ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity, or the actual antioxidant capacity of a food item.  Much research has proven that antioxidants reduce the risk of age related conditions and cancer.  For example: Clove = 1,078,700; Oranges = 750. and by the way, thye ORAC Value shown here for Clove is NOT a typo!  What is the ORAC Value for Cedarwood Essential Oil? 169,000 µTE/100g - fairly amazing!

This essential oil has great Anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, too - hence it's effectiveness with skin conditions like acne, eczema, psoriasis!  It can also be utilized to cure fungal infections of the skin.  In addition, it is highly anti-microbial, prevents wounds from becoming septic and protects them from tetanus germs. It can also safely be applied externally on wounds as an anti-septic and is commonly used as an ingredient in herbal antiseptic creams.

Our most favorite quality of this favorite "sacred" oil is absolutely  it's FANTASTIC fragrance - Exotic, woodsy, and earthy with a hint of citrus -- sensual, too! Some people have written that they believe Organic Cedarwood Essential Oil has a way of making you feel safe and secure within your environment, and yourself.  Why not try some today and see if you feel the same?  (: