Wood of the Gods
From the western Himalayan mountains to Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Tibet and Nepal, this wood has been revered as a sacred tree. Ancient Indian people lived in forests of cedarwood, honoring the sacred place of Shiva.
The ancient Egyptians used this Cedarwood in cosmetics and perfumes. The Sanskrit name for cedar is deodar, or “Wood of the Gods”.
Today, this wood is still considered sacred in its association with the spiritual energy of Tibet. Himalayan Cedarwood essential oil is slightly sweeter and stronger than Cedarwood Atlas, and shares many of the same attributes as an oil that is healing to the mind/body/spirit.
Himalayan Cedarwood has anti-bacterial, anti-viral, antiseptic and anti-fungal uses among many others. Here are just a few ways this valuable essential oil can benefit you:
- Insect Repellent: Himalayan Cedarwood oil is an effective repellent against flying insects like flies and mosquitoes, and you can use in your vaporizer or diffuser to keep them away. It is also effective in your clothes closets, preventing moths from settling in for a good meal. You can add Cedarwood to coconut oil and apply to your skin if youäó»re camping or at a sports event, and be bite free all day!
- Respiratory System: Choose Himalayan Cedarwood when you have a cough, cold, or bronchial congestion. It promotes expectoration and soothes the cough reflex, while promoting circulation to the lungs to repair and heal. It’s helpful in asthma attacks as it calms inflammation and opens the breathing passages.
- Detox: If you are ready for a good detox, Himalayan Cedarwood can help! It stimulates circulation to improve organ function, allowing the body to break down toxins and eliminate waste. This process cleanses the liver, reduces high blood pressure, reduces cellulite as fats are broken down, helping with weight control, and the increase in urination helps prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs).
Tip: Put a few drops of Himalayan Cedarwood and Lavender in your bathwater or diffuser to relieve and calm a persistent cough or congestion.