8 Cedarwood Essential Oil Uses
Find easy cedarwood essential oil uses with recipes and DIY projects for how to use cedarwood.
Cedarwood is often associated with cedar closets and chests due to its natural ability to repel moths. But there’s far more to cedarwood than moth repellent, starting with its aroma.
What does cedarwood oil smell like? It has an almost sweet, strong woodsy aroma that many find grounding and comforting.
It adds quite a strength to essential oil blends with an earthy balance. (Find a complete list of what cedarwood blends well with here.)
As for what is cedarwood essential oil good for? You’ve come to the right place. There’s a multitude of cedarwood essential oil uses, and I’ve got more than a week’s worth of ideas to share.
Begin with an easy-to-make cologne recipe followed by a lemon cedarwood dust spray and more. You’ll soon see why cedarwood is an essential oil I ensure never to run out of.
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Where Does Cedarwood Essential Oil Come From?
I was surprised to learn that cedarwood is considered one of the first essential oils ever extracted from nature. It originally came from the wood of the hardy, long-lived Cedrus libani or Lebanon cedar tree.
But very few of these ancient trees survive today. So, most cedarwood essential oil comes from the Cedrus atlantica tree (also known as Cedarwood Atlas), which is considered a subspecies of the Lebanon cedar.
This tree is native to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco and Algeria and shouldn’t be confused with cedarwood ‘Virginian’ sourced from juniper trees. Through modern steam distillation cedarwood essential oil is cultivated from the Cedrus atlantica.
Cedarwood Atlas Essential Oil Profile
Botanical Name: Cedrus atlantica
Plant family: Pinaceae (Pine Family)
Origin: Steam distilled from the bark
Aroma: Sweet, Soft, Balsamic
Perfume Note: Base
Aroma Categories: Woodlands
Related To: Lemon Essential Oil Uses
What Is Cedarwood Essential Oil Used For?
Find easy cedarwood essential oil uses with recipes and DIY projects. A pillow spray, cedar sachets, hair mist, and more, let’s dive into these versatile ideas for cedarwood. I know you’ll be glad you found more ways to use cedar than in the closet.
#1 Cedarwood Cologne Recipe
If you’ve never made essential oil cologne before, don’t miss your chance. This cozy, warm Favorite Flannel is just one of eight cologne recipes I crafted. Take a look at the blend, then learn how easy it is to infuse into cologne.
5 drops nutmeg
5 drops fennel
10 drops orange
5 drops cedarwood
#2 Lemon Cedar Dust Spray
Remove dust from your wood surfaces with this recipe for a lemon cedar dust spray and furniture polish. Not only is it a natural cleaning recipe, but it’s also a great use of cedarwood!
#3 Cedarwood Candle DIY
Follow these steps to craft an all-natural soy wax candle highlighting the beauty of nature with a grounding woodsy herbaceous aroma of cedarwood and lavender essential oils hand-poured into double glass candle jars showcasing dried botanicals.
#4 Cedarwood Hair Mist
Freshen up in-between shampoo days with these DIY hair perfume mists. Nontoxic, alcohol-free, and long-lasting, they’re the perfect solution! Look for the Earthy Hair Perfume Recipe featuring cedarwood essential oil.
#5 Focus Roller Blend
Did you know cedarwood is an essential oil recommended for focus? Take it for a spin with our Test Taker roller blend because stress can overwhelm us when it comes to taking tests and make it hard to focus on the questions in front of us.
Test Taker Roller Blend
10 drops vetiver
10 drops cedarwood
5 drops lavender
1 drop peppermint
Top this roller blend with a carrier oil, like sweet almond oil, and tuck it into your bag. Find more essential oil blends for focus and printable blend charts here.
#6 DIY Cedarwood Sachets
If you’ve ever walked into a cedarwood closet, you know how good it smells because cedarwood is naturally fragrant. Pair it with lavender for a floral note with the bonus of deterring pests like moths in these DIY cedarwood sachets. (Sorry, I couldn’t help myself – these are just too good not to share!)
#7 Cedarwood Pillow Spray
A pillow spray, also known as a pillow mist, is an aromatherapy spray for sleep. It is made with cedarwood essential oil for sleep, among others. Learn how to put this Drift Asleep blend into a DIY pillow spray.
Drift Asleep Pillow Spray Blend:
10 drops cedarwood
5 drops lavender
5 drops vetiver
#8 Cedarwood And Orange Beard Oil
Handcraft this all-natural beard oil made with a base of jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, and avocado oil infused with cedarwood and orange essential oils. Together this formulation makes a moisturizing beard oil that isn’t greasy. And it might just be the perfect gift for him.
Now you know there’s far more to cedarwood than moth repellent. What cedarwood essential oil use are you going to try first?
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