Plant part: Wood
Blends well with: Bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, jasmine, juniper, lavender, neroli, palmarosa, petitgrain, rosemary, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang
Aroma: Earthy, woody, camphorous, rich and dry
Color: Pale Yellow
If you’ve ever stood beneath a full grown Cedar tree before, you will have no question why the scent of this oil can be described as majestic. Cedarwood essential oil is rich, yet down to earth. It is the perfect oil to bring you back to your senses if you feel a bit overwhelmed or dazed from time to time. The sharp, camphorous qualities are matched perfectly by a woody earthiness that transports you immediately to the tranquility of a mountain forest.
For this reason, a few drops of Cedarwood essential oil in a diffuser is a great way to ground and calm your senses for meditation or relaxation after a long day at the office. Cedarwood essential oil makes a perfect addition to hair and skin care products, and its familiar aroma can be found in many high end colognes. It also makes a great anti-fungal. A few drops of cedarwood essential oil diluted in a carrier oil can help heal athlete’s foot when applied daily. If you’ve ever placed cedar sachets in your closet, you’ll know that cedarwood essential oil is a powerful insect repellant as well.
Cedar trees can grow for hundreds, sometimes thousands of years if left untouched. They are coniferous evergreens native to Morocco, and have been planted across Africa and the Middle East. The bark of the cedar tree is steam distilled to produce the quality essential oil used.
Cedarwood Essential Oil Uses
Immune system: fights colds and influenza.
Limbic system: eases depression, insomnia, and mental fatigue.
Lymphatic system: reduces swollen lymph glands.
Nervous system: relieves stress.
Respiratory system: alleviates bronchitis, congestion, and cough.
Skin and Hair: stops acne, cures athlete’s foot and other fungal infections, diminishes blemishes and cellulite, stops dandruff and hair loss, dries oily skin, heals psoriasis and scar tissue.
Urinary tract: helps to heal urinary tract infection.
In the home: can be used in an insect repellent sachet
Therapeutic Properties: analgesic, anti-emetic, anti-inflammatory, anti-pruritic, anti-putrescent, anti-seborrheic, anti-septic, aphrodisiac, astringent, cicatrisant, diuretic, decongestant, expectorant, fungicidal, insecticidal, lipolytic, sedative (nervous), stimulant (circulatory, lymph)
Recipes With Cedarwood Essential Oil
- 5 drops Cedarwood oil
- 5 drops Carrot Seed oil
- 10 drops Tea Tree oil
- 15 drops Frankincense Frereana oil
- 13 drops Lavender oil
- 1/2 cup witch hazel.
- Add ingredients to a four ounce spray bottle. Shake well before spritzing on skin 3-4 times daily, or as needed
Cold and Influenza relief:
- 5 drops Cedarwood Atlas oil
- 5 drops Tea Tree oil
- 5 drops Lemon oil
- add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed.
- 1 drop Cedarwood Atlas oil
- 1 drop Geranium oil
- 2 drops Frankincense Frereana essential oils
- 1 teaspoon argan oil
- 1 teaspoon rosehip oils.
- Add oils to a 10ml roller bottle and roll over age spots 2-3 times daily.
- 3 drops Cedarwood Atlas oil
- 4 drops Rosemary oil
- 5 drops Cypress oil
- 2 tablespoons jojoba oil
- Massage a teaspoon into the scalp, let sit 20-30 minutes before shampooing your hair.