Cedarwood – Cedrus atlantica, is an essential oil that is among the highest in sesquiterpenes. That means it brings more oxygenating capability to the body. This is important for several benefits – better brain function (memory), calming, and improved sleep. That makes it a great oil to use for meditative enhancement – for reprogramming the mind to a purifying and calm state.
Cedarwood also helps improve circulation, is anti-bacterial, and very purifying. It is a natural insect repellant and may be used in combination with other essential oils such as citronella (Cymbopogon nardus) in natural insect repellants.
For meditation, use a drop of cedarwood essential oil directly on the crown of the head. Also, apply a single drop to your palms, rub hands together lightly, with intention and gratitude. The inhale deeply. The remainder in your hands may be applied to the back of your neck, temple areas, or the bottoms of your feet.