Cedarwood Essential Oil

“Then shall the priest command to take for him that is to be cleansed two birds alive and clean, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop:” Leviticus 14:4 KJV

“As for the living bird, he shall take it, and the cedar wood, and the scarlet, and the hyssop, and shall dip them and the living bird in the blood of the bird that was killed over the running water:” Leviticus 14:6 KJV

“And he shall take to cleanse the house two birds, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop:” Leviticus 14:49 KJV

“And he shall take the cedar wood, and the hyssop, and the scarlet, and the living bird, and dip them in the blood of the slain bird, and in the running water, and sprinkle the house seven times:” Leviticus 14:51 KJV

“And he shall cleanse the house with the blood of the bird, and with the running water, and with the living bird, and with the cedar wood, and with the hyssop, and with the scarlet:” Leviticus 14:52 KJV

“And the priest shall take cedar wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning of the heifer.” Numbers 19:6 KJV

“And he built the walls of the house within with boards of cedar, both the floor of the house, and the walls of the ceiling: and he covered them on the inside with wood, and covered the floor of the house with planks of fir.” 1 Kings 6:15 KJV

“Also cedar trees in abundance: for the Zidonians and they of Tyre brought much cedar wood to David.” 1 Chronicles 22:4 KJV

CedarwoodCedarwoodCedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) essential oil is one of  Young Living‘s single oil blends and can be purchased in the “Twelve Oils of Ancient Scripture Kit“ or as an individual essential oil.  Cedarwood essential oil has a warm balsamic aroma.

It’s plant origin is Morocco, USA (Cedrus atlantica is the species most closely related to the biblical Cedars of Lebanon.” (Young, 78)) and it’s botanical family is Pinacease.  It’s ORAC value is 169,000 µTE/100g.  It’s extraction method is steam distilled from bark.

“Throughout antiquity, cedarwood has been used in medicines.  The Egyptians used it for embalming the dead.  It was used as both a traditional medicine and incense in Tibet.” (Young, 78).  The uses of cedarwood are: “Hair loss, arteriosclerosis, ADHD, skin problems (acne, eczema).” (Young, 78)



The uses of Cedarwood Essential Oil are:

  • hair loss (alopecia areata)
  • lymphatic stimulant

When diffusing, cedarwood essential oil can help create a calming and comforting atmosphere.  Add Cedarwood essential oil to your favorite skin care products and apply topically or massage into the scalp for the appearance of healthy-looking hair.

It can be diffused, directly inhaled, dietary supplement, or diluted with a carrier oil for topical application.

NOTE:  If you are using essential oils on a child, please refer the the dilution chart below!

Works Cited:

Young, Gary. Essential Oils Desk Reference.6th ed. Lehi: Life Science Publishing, 2014. Print.

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