• Cedarwood Essential Oil

     

    I always think of pencils and mulch when I think of Cedarwood essential oil. But it has been used for centuries for its medicinal applications. Early Egyptians used Cedarwood in cosmetics, as an insect repellant – and as part of their embalming process!!

    This is a great article, from HealthAmbition.com that gives six great reasons why you should take another look at this versatile essential oil. How about thicker hair for starters?

    It [Cedarwood essential oil] Improves Hair Growth

    If you are affected by hair loss or just want longer, thicker locks, cedarwood oil may be just what you need. A study was carried out on 86 patients with alopecia areata. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease causing bald patches and eventually total baldness.

    A mix of 4 essential oils including cedarwood oil was massaged into the scalp daily in the test group. The control group massaged the scalp with inert carrier oils. 44% of patients in the test group showed an improvement in hair growth compared with 15% in the control group.

    Any sort of massage will encourage hair growth as it increases blood flow to the area. This nourishes and oxygenates the hair roots, stimulating growth. However, the essential oil treatment gave results nearly three times higher that of the plain oil massage. The study concluded that essential oils including cedarwood oil are “a safe and effective treatment for alopecia areata”. (source)

    The following page provides a recipe for a Cedarwood oil shampoo…

     

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    2 Comments

    1. WHat if we added the cedarwood oil to the conditioner or to the gloss serum when you are done washing.

    2. You could do that. I think one reason for adding anything to shampoo is that’s when you typically massage your scalp, and that helps improve blood flow to the follicles.

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