In the last post, we learned that cedarwood essential oil is great for your hair—especially in treating dandruff and dry scalp, preventing hair loss, and encouraging hair growth.
Cedarwood essential oil is also great for your skin. The fresh, earthy aroma and the calming effect of cedarwood essential oil will make you want to use the oil as many ways as possible.
The anti-fungal and antimicrobial properties of cedarwood essential oil make it a great tool in safely and effectively treating a number of skin conditions—including eczema and acne.
As far as eczema is concerned, cedarwood essential oil helps regulate the production of sebum, reduce the symptomatic skin peeling associated with eczema, and treats any unpleasant inflammation and dryness caused by the condition.
As far as acne is concerned, cedarwood essential oil is a natural antiseptic that can protect and heal your skin against unsightly acne. Cedarwood essential oil prevents clogging of the pores of your skin and protects the surface of your skin from intrusion by harmful particles and bacteria
Cedarwood essential oil can be used both topically or aromatically through the use of your diffuser, (or even your nose?!)…
- Bath Soak...Add four or five drops of cedarwood essential oil to your bathwater.
- Facial Scrub…….Combining a few drops of cedarwood oil with coconut oil and oatmeal.
- Massage Oil...Blend eight drops cedarwood oil and four teaspoons of a carrier oil, such as coconut oil. (You may also try replacing a few of the drops of cedarwood oil with other essential oils—especially chamomile and lavender.) Massage the mixture on to any infected or itchy areas.
- Product Enhancer...Adding a few drops of cedarwood essential oil to your favorite lotions, creams, and other skin care products. This will give even your most favorite products an extra kick in the pants.
Cedarwood essential oil is useful for many different concerns—including curing skin problems, preventing hair loss, preventing infections, managing stress, getting rid of any moths and pests from your home, discouraging the growth of mildew, helping to cure illnesses, relieving pain.
Cedarwood essential oils gets many A’s, if not A+’s, for its many different roles, including working as the following…
- anxiety and stress
- anti-ant (insecticidal)
Alopecia…This is simply another way of saying that cedarwood oil is good for your hair.
Cedarwood essential oil can help you have shinier, healthier-looking hair, especially by working to control dandruff, prevent hair loss, and promote hair growth.
1. Damaged Hair…Cedarwood essential oil has moisturizing properties that can help make your hair stronger and repair any damage you cause to your hair from frequent washing, blowdrying, styling, and so forth.
2. Dandruff…Cedarwood essential oil can help reduce any itching or drying that you might be enduring because of dandruff and other scalp conditions such as seborrhoiec eczema.
Cedarwood essential oil can help prevent seborrhoeic eczema, an infection of the epidermal cells of the scalp that results in having dry, itchy and flaking rashes on your scalp. This infection is caused by the sebaceous glands found in the scalp producing too much sebum.
3. Hair Growth and Loss…Cedarwood oil stimulates and strengthens your hair follicles. Stronger hair follicles contribute to hair growth and help prevent alopecia—which simply means hair loss and thinning hair.
Two of the best ways to use cedarwood essential oil for healthier, shinier hair are…
1. Hot Oil Treatment:…Combine eight drops of cedarwood essential oil with a carrier oil, such as coconut oil. Massage the mixture it into your scalp for about five minutes. Wait twenty minutes before washing the mixture out of your hair.
2. Shampoo... Add a few drops of cedarwood essential oil to your shampoo and conditioner.
Now for the most important question about monofloral honey—or at least to me and my family at this time as we rethink our diet and learn more about nutrition…
Do we add/keep monofloral honey on our Grocery IQ app or not?!
Just like I did in previous posts on why we should all be eating avocadoes and blackstrap molasses, let’s look at the nutritional benefits of honey in a way that corresponds to the nutrition labels.
- Serving Size…Honestly how much honey you eat at one time is totally up to you—how sticky do you want your toast to be—how sweet do you want your hot tea to be…but for our purpose, we’re gonna look at the nutritional value of 1Tbsp.
- Calories…Each tablespoon of honey contains about sixty-five calories.
- Basic Nutrients…Now as for those specific nutrients contained in monofloral honey—such as carbohydrates, fat, protein, cholesterol, sodium, and sugar—that all of us typically eat in adequate amounts….honey contains little fat (zero grams), dietary fiber (.2grams), or protein(.3grams).
- Vitamins and Minerals…Monofloral honey actually contains very few vitamins and minerals, but let’s take a look at how much honey does contain…
- Folate (B9)…1%…2 μg
- Iron…3%…0.42 mg
- Calcium…1%…6 mg
- Magnesium…1%…2 mg
- Niacin (B3)…1%… 0.121 mg
- Pantothenic acid (B5)…1%…0.068 mg
- Phosphorus…1%…4 mg
- Potassium…1%…52 mg
- Riboflavin (B2)…3%…0.038 mg
- Sodium…0%…4 mg
- Vitamin B6…2%…0.024 mg
- Vitamin C…1%…0.5 mg
- Zinc…2%…0.22 mg
There are benefits of honey in general—such as being a natural antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic and antibiotic—but monofloral honey not only provide these benefits, but also many other benefits and unique properties that make them even more beneficial.
These benefits are related to the following conditions…
- Acid reflux…Monofloral honey can help reverse acid reflux damage.
- Infection…Monofloral honey often contain strong antibacterial elements—such as hydrogen peroxide and antioxidants.
- Cancer…Monofloral honey controls the side effects of radiation therapy or chemotherapy.
- Digestive conditions…Monofloral honeys are good for stomach health. They have prebiotic benefits that help to improves digestive health, such as helping to soothe an upset stomach or constipation. These honeys can also encourage the stomach to regenerate itself, helping heal gastritis naturally.
- Fatigue…Monofloral honeys can give you more energy and help you combats fatigue and hypoglycemia.
- Immunity…Monofloral honeys, especially those produced from local sources, make your immune system more effective.
- Respiratory conditions…Monofloral honey helps you recover from respiratory infections more quickly, as well as helping you deal with seasonal allergies due to pollen.
- Skin conditions…Monofloral honeys are good for all skin types. They help prevent acne by reducing bacteria and the excess sebum that these bacteria feed on and by calming skin irritation. As far as dry skin, monofloral honey nourishes, hydrates, and restores radiance.
- Sleep…Monofloral honeys can help you fall asleep faster.
- Sore throat…Monofloral honey is good for sore throat and cough, common cold and tonsillitis.