Cedarwood Essential Oil
Fill your space with the clean, crisp aroma of cedar trees with our Cedarwood Essential Oil. Cedarwood features a warm, woody, earthy scent that’s bright and slightly citrusy. It creates an uplifting mood and promotes mental clarity.
The benefits of Cedarwood Essential Oil come from the healing plant compounds found in the wood’s resin, which is steam distilled for enhanced potency and therapeutic effects. It’s anti-inflammatory, astringent, antiseptic, and antibacterial. This makes Cedarwood the perfect essential oil for skincare, haircare, pain relief, respiratory health, and more. It also acts as a natural, chemical-free insect repellent.
Dilute Cedarwood with a carrier oil like Fractionated Coconut Oil or Jojoba Oil, then apply it to the face to tone, exfoliate, heal acne, and soothe irritations. You can also add 1-3 drops to your shampoo or conditioner for a deep, clarifying hair treatment that balances the scalp and promotes new hair growth.
Due to its rich, woody aroma, Cedarwood oil is also one of the most popular natural fragrances for men. Try it for DIY beard oils, aftershave, deodorants, and body washes, or add it to homemade candles to bring a more masculine ambiance to any space.
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Benefits & Features
- Use in your favorite diffuser to fill your space with clean, fresh energy that neutralizes odors and promotes relaxation, concentration, and better sleep.
- Dilute with a carrier oil, then apply topically to reduce acne, tone and brighten skin, and reduce inflammation as well as conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
- Use as a pain reliever for stiff joints, body aches, cramps, and sore muscles.
- Add 1-3 drops to haircare products to balance the scalp and promote new hair growth. Also makes a great beard oil for men.
- If you’re sick with a respiratory illness, apply to the chest with a carrier oil to relieve congestion and coughing.
- Use as a natural insect repellent to keep mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, and other insects from biting. Apply to the skin before going outside or diffuse around your outdoor area.
- Add to DIY soaps, candles, cleansers, wood furniture polish, floor cleaner, and more.
Cedarwood Beard Oil
For a natural, nourishing beard oil that promotes thicker growth and softer hair, try this DIY recipe.
- 4-5 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil
- 1 oz. Jojoba Oil
Instructions: Mix oils together in a small glass jar or bowl, then apply to the beard. Massage into the skin and comb through the hairs, style as desired. Store leftover oil in an airtight container.
- Botanical Name: Cedrus atlantica
- Country of Origin: Nepal/USA*
- Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
- Plant Part: Wood
- Aroma: Woody, Earthy
- Consistency: Medium
*Some of our oils have multiple countries of origin. To confirm the country of origin for your specific bottle of oil, please consult its GC/MS test here.
Safety / Purity
For external use only. Do not ingest. Always dilute in a carrier oil and patch test prior to extensive topical use. Click here to learn more about dilution rates.
Safe to use topically with children 2 years of age and older. Dilute to a .5-2% dilution rate for topical application. Click here to learn more about using essential oils for kids.
Tips for Safe Diffusing:
- Diffuse in an open, well-ventilated area.
- Keep children and pets out of the direct line of mist.
- Diffuse in 30-60 minute intervals with ample break periods.
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GC/MS tests verify the purity and quality of all Rocky Mountain Oils products, so you can be sure you're using the safest, highest-quality essential oils available on the market.
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Cedarwood Essential Oil FAQ
What is Cedarwood Essential Oil good for?
Cedarwood Essential Oil benefits include relaxation, stress relief, better sleep, respiratory health, better circulation, lower blood pressure, natural insect repellent, relief from pain and inflammation, deodorizing, skincare, haircare, diffuser blends, and more.
Is Cedarwood Essential Oil for men?
Although anyone can use Cedarwood, it is one of the best essential oils for men due to its deep, grounding, masculine scent. Cedarwood is an excellent choice for natural colognes, beard oils, and men’s skincare.
Does Cedarwood oil keep bugs away?
Yes, keeping bugs away is one of the most popular benefits of Cedarwood Essential Oil. Diffusing Cedarwood outdoors can help keep away pesky bugs like mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, and more. You can also sprinkle Cedarwood oil along your doorways and windowsills to keep insects outside, or dilute with a carrier oil and apply to the skin as a natural alternative to bug sprays like DEET.
Can I use Cedarwood oil on my skin?
Cedarwood oil is safe to use on the skin when diluted in a carrier oil such as Fractionated Coconut Oil or Jojoba Oil. In fact, Cedarwood is a perfect ingredient for natural skincare products and beauty products due to its anti-inflammatory and astringent qualities. Using Cedarwood can help tone, brighten, and exfoliate while reducing the appearance of blemishes and fine lines. It also balances skin’s pH to reduce excess oil and acne breakouts.
Is Cedarwood safe for kids?
Cedarwood is safe for kids ages 2 and up when diluted to a gentler .5-2% dilution rate. If your child is extra sensitive, you may wish to dilute further. Always perform a patch test on children to make sure irritation or allergic reaction does not occur. Click to learn more about essential oils and child safety.