Balsam Firs

Balsam Firs being planted in Young Living’s new Highland Flats tree farm in Idaho

The great coniferous forests of North America and Europe have always stirred my imagination. To the Native American Indians, these forests not only gave them their life’s necessities; the forests were their medicine chests and temples. These are the Cedars, Firs, Junipers, Pines and Spruces. And in this article, we look at a number of essential oils that are made from these trees, many of them sourced from North America, but a number also from Europe.

Cedarwood (Cedrus atlanticus)
Cedarwood was used by the North American Indians to enhance spiritual communication. It’s other properties include: anti-fungal, anti-infectious, antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, insect repelling and sedative.

Blends with: Bergamot, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, juniper, myrrh, rosemary

There are many possible uses for this oil but here are a few:

  • Is calming and eases tension. Apply topically to the forehead, brow and back of the neck. Alternatively inhale or diffuse it.
  • Help prevent hair loss (alopecia areata – inflammatory hair loss disease). Apply topically.
  • Can help reduce cellulite. Apply topically.
  • Beneficial against tuberculosis and urinary tract infections. Apply topically
  • Use during meditation or yoga. Diffuse in the room for at least 30 minutes

Safety data: Pregnant women should use with caution.
Be sure to also have a read of previous articles where Cedarwood has been featured:

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