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My dog caught fleas from the other dogs we were dogsitting and it eventually became terrible.
I mixed around 2 tablespoons of this into 1 liter of water and would apply to areas where fleas commonly hide before giving my dog a bath and then spraying all over my dog after his bath. With fleas you also have to spray around your house to get the eggs so that's what I did. After a couple of months or so, pretty much all the fleas were gone.
I bought this cedarwood oil after learning that it is helpful in treating eczema. In this review I will outline how to use cedarwood oil for that purpose as well a many other beneficial ways to use it as I’ve learned through a little research. For treating eczema: Eczema is a common skin disorder that causes dry, red, itchy skin that can blister or crack. Cedarwood essential oil can cure the inflammation that leads to this irritating skin issue — it reduces skin pealing and treats the infection with its antifungal properties. There are a few ways to add cedarwood essential oil to your daily routine. Add the oil to your skin lotion or soap, rub it on the infected or itchy area directly, or make yourself a bath with five drops of cedarwood oil added to it. Some of the most common benefits of cedarwood essential oil include: • Before exercising, massage one to two drops into your chest to maintain vitality throughout your workout. • After a difficult day, diffuse Cedarwood to relax the mind and the body. • During your facial routine, add one to two drops of Cedarwood to your facial toner or moisturizer for added clarifying properties. • After noticing a fresh skin imperfection, directly apply one drop to affected area to immediately improve the appearance. • Place a drop on a cotton ball and place in closets, storage boxes, or other areas to keep moths at bay. • Add to mulch or topsoil to repel insects. • When a child wakes up scared, apply to the bottom of feet to return a peaceful feeling. • Take internally to promote relaxation. • Naturally repels insects. Clearly, cedarwood essential oil is a must have in your home. It has not only external health benefits, but also the power to support your digestive and circulatory function as well. Supports Healthy Skin: Cedarwood essential oil can reduce problems that leads to irritating skin issues — Add the oil to your skin lotion, rub it on the area directly, or make yourself a detox bath with five drops of cedarwood oil added to it. Keep Your Hair: Cedarwood essential oil can stimulate the hair follicles and increase circulation to the scalp. This contributes to hair growth and slows hair loss Applying cedarwood oil, in combination with the thyme, rosemary and lavender essential oils to your scalp improves hair growth in up to 44 percent after 7 months of consistent application. You could add cedarwood oil to your shampoo or conditioner or massage the oil into your scalp and let it sit for 30 minutes before rinsing. Healthy Scalp: Cedarwood essential oil helps keep scalp moist and healthy. It stimulates and increases circulation to the scalp. Try mixing two drops of cedarwood essential oil with coconut oil, rub it into the scalp and let sit for 30 minutes before washing it out. Supports Cartilage & Joint Function: You can either inhale the oil or use externally on the skin to support cartilage and joint comfort. Try making yourself a bath with five to 10 drops of cedarwood essential oil. Respiratory Support: Cedarwood oil has calming and soothing properties that make it great for support of the respiratory system. Diffuse or rub on chest topically. Natural deodorizer: Cedarwood essential oil is calming, reassuring and has a wood-like pleasant scent. Cedarwood oil has the ability to change a person’s perspective, making it a great oil to help improve your outlook and self-esteem. Inhaling cedarwood oil, diffusing it or adding it to a body spray can have long-lasting therapeutic effects. Alters the Appearance of Skin & Muscles: Cedarwood essential oil is an astringent, it tightens loose muscles and creates a feeling of firmness and youth (don’t we all want that). It also supports the muscles of the digestive system for aid in proper digestion. You can rub three to five drops of cedarwood essential oil into your hands, and then massage it on muscles. Massage your abs, arms, chest and legs. Enhances & Sustains Sense of Focus: Supports efforts of those who have difficulty paying attention and staying on task. Apply to the temples and back of neck to when needing to tune in to tasks that require concentration. • Apply to wrists or back of hands and inhale deeply to promote a sense of clarity. • Use at work to stay on task or when feeling tired mid-afternoon. • Diffuse or drop on a clay pendant and place on a desk or in other key areas in a classroom. • Study-time blend Maintains Clear Airways and Breathing: Try using cedarwood essential oil before you go to sleep or other bothersome times of the day as it relieves occasional head tension. You can try rubbing two drops of oil onto your chest and throat and rub it in for a minute; you can also add the oil to your nose and upper lip to help support healthy breathing. Bug repellant: Cedarwood essential oil repels mosquitoes, flies and other insects. You can put a few drops of oil in a spray bottle with water and mist your skin to keep them away outdoors, or use a diffuser to keep them out of the house or apartment. You can also spray cedarwood essential oil on your bed and couches to keep the pests away. Relieves Occasional Tension: The aromatic compounds of cedarwood essential oil encourages the release of serotonin, which is converted into melatonin in the brain. Melatonin induces sleep and leaves you feeling calm. If you think my review is interesting or helpful, please rate it as "helpful." I always enjoy writing reviews on products. I make most of my daily purchases on Amazon and base my purchases on reviews from others. I know that honest and helpful reviews can make all the difference in a purchasing decision.
Combine this with NOW Foods Lemon Eucalyptus oil in a one to one ratio and dilute with rubbing alcohol and put in a spray bottle, and you have the best bug repellant I've ever used. I like the way it smells, but my wife doesn't. Either way, I've never been bit a single time by any type of insect while wearing this. I use a small 1oz spray bottle, put 10 drops of lemon eucalyptus oil and 10 drops of cedar oil in and fill the rest of the bottle with 91% isopropyl alcohol. Spray liberally on skin and clothing and reapply every couple hours. That's what I use this for and it works fantastic!
At first I thought it didn't smell good. The second day I smelled it and I don't LOVE the scent but I think it's calming. I think it depends on people's preferences. For example my sister & I don't love lavender but my husband does, my sister loves eucalyptus the most and I don't know why lol (I love peppermint, grapefruit, orange & lemon EOs.) My husband didn't like this smell but I think it's because he smelled it right from the bottle and it was too strong. Definitely smells woody and naturey. I like this as much as I like rosemary & tea tree (I don't absolutely love them but I use them for lots of stuff mixed with other EOs).
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I use this for keeping pesky flying, biting critters away in the humid swampy south. Works wonders. Also, use it on my dog and rarely need much commercial toxic flea control. It's not imported from India, not Atlas or Texas cedarwood which doesn't work like this does. This is a form of Juniper.See latin name to make sure as the Now brand makes all 3 . Crisp, clean scent.
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This oil smells very nice and much like you would imagine cedarwood to smell. Its a little difficult to get it out of the bottle. I find myself having to shake it semi-violently to get the oil out and into my diffuser, however you can use a pipette if you have one readily available. It mixes very well with other essential oils I have and find myself using Cedarwood every single day, particularly at night because cedarwood stimulates melatonin release. Also been using it as part of a scalp treatment and have noticed hair growing in the thinner spots.
I will take full responsibility for not paying closer attention, but this product is not Cedrus atlantica (true Cedarwood). Just as the bottle says, this is "Juniperus virginiana", only *colloquially* known as red "cedar", but it is properly identified as a species of JUNIPER tree which is used to make pencils. But i'm certainly not hating on juniper, i'll roll with it and enjoy this essential oil of pencil. I guess the only reason why I'm a little snarky is because I think the product description/information leads the lay person to believe they are buying actual, real cedarwood oil (Cedrus atlantica).