Cedarwood essential oil has a warm, woodsy scent that promotes a relaxing environment when used topically or aromatically. I like to use a few drops of it on a felt pad in my closet to ward off bugs or to freshen up my Cedarwood hangers and shoe trees. It is especially effective to keep moths at bay.
Often referred to as Cedar oil, this essential oil is both unique and useful. With a warm, woody aroma, it possesses cleansing and soothing properties that make it useful for promoting healthy-looking skin, soothing the mind and body, cleaning around the house, or promoting a calm environment in any room. It is also extremely useful for repelling insects both inside and outside.
I love incorporating it into my diffuser blends because of oils warm, inviting scent. I often mix it with other warm oils like Cinnamon and Sandalwood. It also blends well with floral oils like Patchouli and Jasmine, or citrus oils like Bergamot and Lime.
With properties that help to soothe the mind and body, the warm, woody scent of Cedarwood essential oil promotes a relaxing environment when used topically or aromatically.
- Before exercising, massage one to two drops into your chest to maintain vitality throughout your workout
- After a difficult day, diffuse it to relax the mind and the body
- During your facial routine, add one to two drops of it to your facial toner or moisturizer for added clarifying properties
- After noticing a fresh skin imperfection, directly apply one drop to affected area to immediately improve the appearance
- Place a drop on a cotton ball and place in closets, storage boxes, or other areas to keep moths at bay
- Add to mulch or topsoil to repel insects
- When a child wakes up scared, apply to the bottom of feet to return a peaceful feeling
- Take internally to promote relaxation*
- Naturally repels insects
Cedarwood Product Description
The use of Cedarwood oil, or Cedar oil, dates back centuries. Its warm, woody scent offers numerous benefits to the user. Not only does Cedarwood oil produce a grounding aroma that promotes feelings of vitality and wellness, it also has many applications for everyday life. Whether you are using Cedar oil topically or aromatically to improve skin imperfections, to keep insects at bay, or to promote vitality during a workout, the uses and benefits of this oil are limitless.
Uses and Benefits
- Because it is a grounding oil that can promote emotional balance, Cedar oil is a good essential oil to diffuse at the end of a long day when you want to create a relaxing environment. Cedarwood oil holds calming and grounding properties for both the mind and body, making it a popular oil for topical as well as aromatic use. When diffusing Cedar oil, use three to four drops in the essential oil diffuser of your choice and enjoy the grounding, calming effects that this oil has to offer.
- If you want to improve your exercise routine, Cedarwood oil can provide an extra boost of vitality before a workout. Because it promotes wellness and vitality, Cedar oil is a fitting companion for any physical activity—no matter your workout style. Before exercising, massage one to two drops onto your chest to maintain vitality throughout your workout, and enjoy the vitality-boosting benefits of Cedarwood oil.
- Did you know that many people use Cedar oil for skin due to its purifying abilities? You can easily incorporate Cedarwood oil into your daily facial routine by simply adding one to two drops of Cedarwood oil to your facial toner or moisturizer for added clarifying properties. The cleansing properties of Cedarwood oil can also help improve the appearance of skin imperfections. When you notice a fresh skin imperfection, directly apply one drop of Cedar oil to affected area to immediately improve the appearance.
- Cedar oil’s chemical makeup makes it effective at repelling insects. When working in the garden, consider adding Cedarwood to your mulch or topsoil to help keep insects at bay. To keep bugs away during seasons when insects are a threat, you can create your own essential oil bug repellant formula using doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil and Cedarwood oil (simply apply to the body before going outside). To learn more about essential oils that repel insects, read this article from the doTERRA Living Magazine: Essential Science–Bug Off!
- Cedarwood oil is known to promote relaxation and can be used in several instances to calm the mind. For example, when your child wakes up scared after a nightmare, apply Cedar oil to the bottom of his or her feet to help promote a peaceful, settled feeling. When you find yourself distressed by unfamiliar situations, inhale the aroma of Cedarwood oil to promote calming emotions. When it comes to promoting calming, grounding feelings, Cedarwood is a helpful companion.
- Keeping insects out of the garden and off your skin is important, but repelling bugs is also important inside the home. Depending on where you live, you might have a bug problem in your home during certain times of the year. Cedarwood oil provides a simple solution for repelling insects in the home. Place a drop of Cedar oil on a cotton ball and place in closets, storage boxes, or other areas to keep moths at bay. When the aroma fades, replace the old cotton ball with a fresh one to ensure that no bugs will make their home in your furniture or storage areas.
- Diffusing Cedar oil in your home, office, or workspace can help promote feelings of confidence and self-esteem. The warm, herbaceous aroma of Cedarwood is grounding and can help evoke feelings of wellness. When striving to promote confident feelings or feelings of self-esteem, diffuse two drops of Cedarwood oil with two drops of Wintergreen in the essential oil diffuser of your choice.
Directions for Use
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
* Statements with asterisks refer to internal use. All others refer to aromatic or topical use.
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