If you’re a bit of a Melt candle addict, you’ll have noticed we feature cedarwood in quite a few of our scents. Extracted through the process of steam distillation from the wood pieces of the Cedar Wood tree, it’s one of the most popular essential oils you’ll find around today – offering many medicinal and health benefits. And when it comes to our scented candles, cedarwood has a lot to offer too. An ideal base note, it’s helpful in rounding out sharpness of spice and grounding florals, while adding interest to an overall scent.
Five key benefits of cedarwood
Cedarwood’s earthy aroma is known for its soothing and grounding properties. It’s an ideal scent for stressed out and tired minds, and for relaxing with at the end of the day – a must-have for every household we’d say!
It provides mental clarity and focus
When we’re angry or stressed out it can be hard to think straight or make the simplest of decisions. Inhaling the cedarwood scent helps to clear all that mental clutter and rid those destructive emotions that are preventing your from being able to focus.
It improves confidence
Cedarwood’s grounding properties help you to feel safe and secure in yourself. By tackling stresses and destructive emotions, one can begin to adopt self-acceptance and love – feeling better about themselves and the world around them.
It has a whole range of medicinal benefits
Often used as an antiseptic, antispasmodic and astringent, cedarwood can be used to tackle a number of problems. It’s also useful for alleviating all those symptoms of coughs and colds. By inhaling the scent, troublesome congestion can be removed, making many of your symptoms float away.
It has a balancing effect on hair and skin
Whether you suffer from dry or oily hair and skin, cedarwood oil can help bring everything back to its optimal condition through regulating the secretion of sebum.
Where to find Cederwood in our luxury scented candle product range
If you fancy trying a cedarwood-based candle for yourself, explore these melty scents:
- Aubergine Scented Candles – Perfect for autumn, aubergine lets you enjoy your favourite mulled wine scent all day long. Combining amber and cedar with some more floral, fragrant scents – like rose – you’re left with a warming fragrance that smells incredibly good.
- Cedar & Pepperwood Scented Candles – One thing we love about this scent is that it’s perfect for the cooler seasons, while remaining fresh and light. While we like a good winter warm up, some scents can be overwhelming – but we’re pleased to say this one isn’t.
- Saddle Scented Candles – If you’re looking for a rich, autumnal scent to spice up your home you need Saddle in your life. Warm and snug, and infusing ingredients like sandalwood, cedar, moss and amber together, it’s the perfect snuggle scent for your lounge.