Cedar trees are some of the most fragrant and widely known scents. Evoking thoughts of cabins in the woods, warm fires, and cold afternoons, cedar can be used many different ways. The berries from the cedar tree are high in Vitamin C and ascorbic acid, and make a great tea or tonic. Cedar can also be used as we offer it here, as a smudge for cleansing and purifying a space as cedar is known to have antibacterial properties.
The ancient Egyptians used cedar oil in their embalming process and ceremony, and the ancient Babylonians used the oil in their perfumes and would hand cedar garlands on their hearths to bring the warm scent into their home as well as luck and prosperity.