Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) oil is steamed from the wood of the mighty cedar tree. The antiseptic, anti-inflammatory oil can promote hair growth, slow hair loss and soothe skin and scalp. The oil’s recognisable scent is woody, balsamic and often sprayed onto parents and professors as a perfume. Aromatherapists use cedarwood oil for its sedative and calming effects on the mind.
Fact drop: The cedar tree was used to build King Solomon’s temple 3000 years ago because its fragrance would lead worshipers to prayer and thus closer to God.