Cedar is the "mascot" of woody notes.
Cedar is native to North Africa and the Middle East. Since the 19th century, it has been planted in various countries throughout Europe and the United States. The cedar is a majestic tree with fragrant wood that can live up to 3000 years. Although its essence has been known for thousands of years for its numerous therapeutic virtues, the first use of cedar dates back to ancient Egypt. Already at that time, its wood and its fragrant branches were burned during funeral ceremonies. It accompanied the various embalming rites. This tree then occupied an important place in many cultures and civilizations.
From Japan to China, through Greece and Tibet, cedar allows communication with the sacred and is synonymous with immortality. Throughout history, it has been used in the manufacture of incense and in the construction of various structures such as temples, ships and sarcophagi.
Cedar is present in a large majority of fragrances, both feminine and masculine, thanks to its fine and elegant notes. It's a Starting point for many woody accords, cedar is a perfect match for a multitude of fragrant facets! It is generally used as a base note
Cedar is purposeful and medicinal. Which may be why I feel like I'm getting mental therapy with every hike in our Boreal forest up here in the North!
Cedar oil is often prescribed for the treatment of alopecia areata, a rare form of hair loss. Combined with thyme, rosemary and lavender, cedar oil can improve scalp health and promote healthy hair growth.
Cedar oil is commonly used to treat skin conditions, including blemishes and acne. The extract has long been known as an efficient antimicrobial, and this is what helps to treat skin complaints.
The scent of cedar oil is believed to reduce stress and anxiety and promote a good night’s sleep. It’s commonly used in aromatherapy for this very reason.
Cedar oil is a highly effective insect repellent. It can be particularly good at fending off bugs like moths, ticks and fleas. It’s not uncommon to see cedar oil as a listed ingredient on products for preventing fleas and ticks in cats and dogs.
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