Cedarwood essential oil has life-altering physical and spiritual blessings.
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Wise King Solomon was not the first to understand the value of cedarwood – the Egyptians and Sumerians of a thousand years or so before used it for embalming and medicinal purposes.
Cedarwood still has its uses in these modern times – aside from being distilled for cedarwood essential oil. Cedar chests are popular for storing away favorite cloth items to deter moths and other insects that have been known to eat holes in fabric. Cedar shavings are used in animal bedding for absorption, as well as to cut down on unpleasant odors.
The Spiritual Connection: Cedarwood Essential Oil
The Lord gave instructions to use cedarwood in a cleansing ritual found in Leviticus 14. The reflexology points of the thumb and big toe used are the triggers for clearing fear and mental blocks toward learning.
Today, we know that Cedarwood essential oil (Cedrus atlantica) is comprised of 98% sesquiterpenes – the highest level currently known! This helps oxygenate the brain, supporting mental clarity.
When we are afraid, we experience a seeming paralysis of the brain. We can't think straight, we can't breathe deeply. By relaxing the mind, we are then able to take that fortifying breath to get the oxygen to the brain, so that we can think clearly and remember that God is still in control.
8 Benefits and Uses for Cedarwood Essential Oil
- Natural insect repellant
- Enhance mental clarity
- Encourage restful sleep
- Revitalizing normal skin rejuvenation
- May aid in reducing the effects of environmental stress
- Calming for occasional bouts of minor anxiety
- Encourage feelings of courage and being more in control of life
- Aids in remembrance that God is in control
- Clear the mind to better perceive God's will for our lives