ESSENTIAL OIL: CEDARWOOD

Cedarwood brings people together to experience the strength and value of community.  Those in need of Cedarwood struggle to form bonds within social groups.  This can often be due to an overdeveloped sense of individuality.  Rather than allowing themselves to be supported by family, friends, or a community, they live by excessive self-reliance.  On the other hand, the individual’s difficulty forming social roots may also stem from feeling disconnected and separate from the human family.  Cedarwood inspires the feeling of belonging and assists the heart in opening to receive the love and support of other people.  It invites the strong-willed individual to couple the strength and individuality with the supportive power of community.

Cedarwood supports individuals in seeing that they are not alone; life is a shared experience.  Cedarwood also assists in opening the awareness of individuals to the support system that is already available to them, such as friends and family that have been overlooked.  It invites individuals to both give and receive, so they may experience the strength of groups and the joy of relationships.

NEGATIVE EMOTIONS: Inability to form social bonds, lonely, feeling separated from the human family, antisocial

POSITIVE PROPERTIES: Emotionally connected, belonging, supported, social bonds, sociable, community oriented

COMPANION OILS:  Marjoram, Birch, Magnolia

SUGGESTED USES:

Aromatic: Inhale from bottle or diffuse

Topical:  Dilute 3-4 drops with carrier oil and apply on arms, legs, or bottom of feet.

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