Cedarwood didn't smell so nice to me from the bottle the first time I smelled it. It was very powerful and had a very musky sort of smell to it. But then you start inhaling it through the diffuser or when it is topically applied and it has an amazing smell. It reminds me of a very sensual mans cologne, or being in the woods in a nice log cabin beside the lake.
This essential oil works for many things. When I first decided to get it, price was key. For this amazing 15 ml bottle it's only $12.
You heard me right. A 15 ml bottle for $12. This makes my wallet happy.
The second thing that made me want to get this oil was it's ability to help the mind settle and forgive and forget. I know nothing can help you forget your past, but this oil really does help you forget the more stressful times in life and helps you be present in the moment. As someone who struggles with letting go of the past and always looks to far ahead in the future, I thought to myself it's worth a shot. What do I have to lose?
Here's how I use cedarwood:
-I sometimes just need a pick me up and smell straight from the bottle (or my hands if i've applied it topically)
-I apply a drop to each of my temples for relaxation and focusing on the present.
-I diffuse 3-5 drops at night for a deep and relaxing sleep. I also will diffuse it during my meditation (depending on the intentions and mantras I use).
The last thing that caught my attention about this oil is the fact that it helps with sleep. I added some of this to my DIY sleep cream and it works wonders. It's also great to diffuse at night or during meditation.
It also helps children with autism (I work with autistic children and some of the families I work with use this throughout the day and rub it on their child's chest. It really calms them down and apparently helps them from wetting the bed).
Well there you have it folks! Yes i'm sure the picture of me smelling it wasn't totally necessary but I like taking pictures and this gives me an extra excuse to take selfies. Express yo'self people.
ps. Today i'm off to see the Doctor Who premiere in theatres!!! Super excited to meet Mr. Capaldi! See picture below from my instagram to see how Whovian I am (this is only the tip of the iceberg my friends).