Cedar wood Essential Oil chemistry is the reason why inhalating this oil, by using your olfaction system, is stimulating the natural secretion of your own melatonin. Indeed, this oil is containing the highest amount of sesquinterpens…. Sesquinterpenes “delete faulty information in cellular memory.” This is largely exposed in French aromatherapist specialist's literature: Le Guide de l'Olfacto Thérapie by Guillaume Gerault, Jean Charles Sommerard, Catherine Behar and Ronald Mary.
Other research from the universities of Berlin and Vienna shows that these increase oxygenation around the pineal and pituitary glands and have the ability to surpass the blood-brain barrier and enter the brain tissue. Melatonin is well known to help falling asleep, cedarwood is the perfect solution for a natural good and deep sleep. 

cedarwood tree for cedarwood essential oil
How it works:

When inhaling essential oils, the extremely volatile molecules are penetrating the respiratory system and are reaching the olfactory neurons. These neurons thanks to the neurotransmitters (the substance in your body responsible for passing a nervous message…just like…a “postman”…), are stimulating the limbic system (also called the archaic brain). The limbic system is regulating  emotions. The brain registers aroma twice as fast as it does pain, it is a powerful tool to transform emotions.

Brief chemistry composition of Cedar Wood essential oil:

Sesqiterpenes (himachalène): 50 to 60%: benefits: anti inflammatory, anti allergic, mind and mood regulation

Sesqiterpenols (atlantol): benefits: hormon balancing, skin sebum regulation, mind and mood balancing

Cetones (atlantones): benefits: healing, anti parasites, general stimulation.

With this composition, cedar wood essential oil is helping to treat stress, anxiety, it is helping to recover wellbeing, peace and serenity, relaxation.

Some famous perfumes including cedar wood essential oil in its composition:

Chanel, Egoiste Platinium:

chanel-egoiste platinium with cedarwood fragrances

It features lavender, rosemary, petitgrain, clary sage, geranium, galbanum, vetiver, cedarwood, labdanum, and treemoss. 


Cèdre from Serge Lutens:

cedre from serge lutens with cedar wood fragrance

Opium from Yves Saint Laurent:

opium from YSL with cedar wood fragrance


It is always interresting to discover how our body is reacting to nature…and to fragrances.

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