Cedarwood Essential Oil


Juniperus Virginiana (Cedrus Doedara/Atlantica/Cedrus Libani)

Renowned for its woody, warm scent and rather rich hue, cedarwood essential oil comes packed with a range of different advantages. It’s one of the most commonly sold products on the oil market.


  • Aromatic
  • Topical


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With a significant abundance of different benefits, cedarwood oil is a highly sought after essential oil. Particularly known for its warm scent and rich hue, it’s commonly used in a range of different aromatic therapies. Native to cold climates, the tree itself can be found in higher altitudes and it can grow up to 100 feet. The oil is derived through the process of steam distillation and it has a specific grounding aroma which promotes feelings of vitality and wellness. Not only does it come with clarifying properties when applied topically, the oil is also commonly used in massage therapies for relaxations and soothing purposes. What is more, it acts as a natural repellent against insects.


  • Make a ball out of cotton and place a drop of the oil on it. Put this into your closet to keep moths away from your clothes.
  • Diffuse the oil after a long day at work in order to create a particularly relaxing environment.
  • Add a drop or two to your facial toner or to your moisturizer. This can promote healthy and clear skin.

Directions for Use

  • Diffusion: You can diffuse three or four drops in a regular commercially bought diffuser.
  • Internal use: The oil is not to be taken internally.
  • Topical use: Dilute with carrier oil and use a drop or two on the desired skin area.

Primary Benefits

  • The oil promotes feelings of relaxation
  • It helps keeping the skin in a healthy looking condition
  • It works as a natural repellent against insects

Aromatic Description

  • Sweet, nutty and woody

Collection Method

  • Steam distillation

Plant Part

  • Wood

Main Constituents

  • Alpha cedrene, cedrol and thujopsene


The oil should always be diluted when applied topically and the usage of carrier oil is highly recommended. This will prevent potential skin sensitivity and irritation. Furthermore, you should make sure that you keep it out of reach of smaller children. If you are undergoing any medical treatment or are currently pregnant, you should only use the oil after consulting a doctor first.