The warm, woody scent of Cedarwood oil, or Cedar oil, 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 almost limitless!
Top 6 Cedarwood Oil Uses and Benefits
- Diffuse. When diffusing, 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.
- Exercise. 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.
- Skin Beauty. Add one to two drops of Cedarwood oil to your facial toner or moisturizer for added clarifying properties. When you notice a new skin imperfection, directly apply one drop of Cedar oil to affected area to immediately improve its appearance.
- Repellent. When working in the garden, consider adding Cedarwood oil 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).
- Feet. 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.
- Diffuser Combo. 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.
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There are many types of cedar trees, but all are coniferous, evergreen trees from the cypress family. The red cedar tree is able to withstand extreme climates, and can tolerate most soil types.
This ability may come from the cold, high altitude climates cedar trees are natively from. Depending on soil conditions, the tree can reach anywhere from 16 to nearly 100 feet high.
It is also a species with an unusually long lifespan, with some trees reaching 900 years old. doTERRA Cedarwood oil comes from the wood of the species Juniperus virginiana, more commonly known as the red cedar.
The red cedar is a species of juniper that provides a very fragrant aroma—making it perfect for essential oil production.
A Rich History
The cedar of Lebanon is thought to be one of the first essential oils extracted from nature.
The Sumerians regarded the cedar tree to be the Tree of Life. Ancient tribes believed God held the energy of the Cosmos in the cedar and that the wood was sacred, gifting those worthy with power, greatness, and immortality.
The Egyptians incorporated it into their embalming rituals.
The Phoenicians and Assyrians even used cedar to build fleets of ships.
Chemistry of Cedarwood Essential Oil
Main Chemical Components: α-cedrene, cedrol, thujosene
What is the chemistry of Cedarwood oil like? Cedarwood falls under a group of chemicals known as sesquiterpenes.
Cedarwood oil includes the main sesquiterpene constituents cedrene, and thujopsene, which help improve the appearance of skin and promote grounding of emotions and emotional balance.
Similar to Vetiver, Patchouli, and Sandalwood oil, Cedar oil is commonly known as a grounding oil because of its chemical makeup.
Oils that blend well with Cedarwood Essential oil
As a warm, woody essential oil, Cedarwood oil produces an aroma that is reminiscent of the outdoors. Cedarwood oil blends well with:
Try this Cedarwood diffuser blend recipe
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