Cedarwood has been seen as a source of protection and wisdom for hundreds of years. Cedarwood essential oil has been used for a variety of things, such as dry flaky skin, hair growth, and even as a bug repellent.

When it comes to reaching and maintaining your optimal health, exercise and movement are vital. While working out can be tough at the beginning, staying consistent and committed to keeping yourself healthy will never fail to pay off.

Staying committed can be the hardest part of a healthy routine. Getting through the sore days, the workouts that push your limits – these are all problematic parts of maintaining your health.

Cedarwood Essential Oil: How it can Help

Cedarwood essential oil can help you achieve and maintain your health goals. This time-honored oil can be used to increase focus and concentration. In fact, it's also been used to help with focus and concentration. Use some on your pressure points before your workout to keep you energized and focused on finishing the time on that treadmill!

As a deodorizer:

Additionally, Cedarwood oil is a natural deodorizer, so say goodbye to post-workout odors. You may even put a drop or two in your workout shoes to keep them smelling fresh. Add a drop to your workout towel to help you stay motivated as you break a sweat.

Germ destroying benefits:

Along with its deodorizing qualities, Cedarwood also has naturally cleansing properties. Gyms and fitness equipment can be covered in germs and dirt. This oil can help keep you and your equipment germ-free.

Cedarwood as a diuretic:

When it comes to losing weight, sometimes changes in your diet, medication, or elevation can cause you to retain water, typically around your joints. This is not only uncomfortable but also can be potentially dangerous. Cedarwood oil has proven its use as a diuretic and can be used externally to help with retaining water.

Joint or muscle relief:

Sometimes health issues can cause us to stay out of shape. Cedarwood oil naturally combats joint and muscle relief with its' anti-inflammatory properties. Even in your local drug store, you'll find topical pain relievers for joint and muscle pain which include this fantastic oil. In addition to using it topically for joint discomfort, consider putting some in your bath to further help with joint relief and inflammation.

Important Notes:

Cedarwood has a grounding aroma that evokes feelings of wellness and vitality. When applied topically, it has clarifying properties. Additionally, Cedarwood is frequently used in massage therapy to relax and soothe the mind and body.

Do not take this oil internally, and always use a carrier oil such as doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

Always keep an eye out for possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

If you have questions, concerns, or need advice on what oils are best for you, contact Essential Insider today!