You’ll want to keep cedarwood handy because it is so versatile. In addition to its antiseptic, diuretic, and decongestant properties mentioned above, it also makes a great addition to lotions for skin issues like eczema and acne. When you’re headed outside, apply a few drops of cedarwood to repel mosquitos and other bugs. And breathing in its pungent woodsy aroma reduces your stress and raises your confidence to tackle whatever life brings.

Essential Facts

Plant Parts: Wood
Botanical Family: Cupressaceae
Chemical Family: Sesquiterpenes, Sesquiterpenols
Country of Origin: USA
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Cultivation Method: Ethically Farmed
Aroma: Balsamic, Sweet, Woody
Note Classification: Base



Emotional and Energetic Properties:

  • Increases endurance during difficult times
  • Supports confidence in challenging situations
  • Grounding

Therapeutic Properties:

  • Astringent
  • CNS sedative
  • Decongestant
  • Diuretic
  • Expectorant
  • Insecticide
  • Mucolytic
  • Tonic – strengthens and restores vitality


Acne: Blend 10–12 drops of cedarwood and 1 oz. of a carrier oil. Massage into affected skin.

Arthritic Pain: Blend 8–10 drops of cedarwood with 1 oz. of carrier oil. Massage into painful joints and muscles.

Bath: Add 3­–4 drops of cedarwood to a tablespoon of jojoba oil and add to your full bath.

Bug Repellent: Make your own bug repellent by mixing equal parts of distilled water and witch hazel in a 2 oz. empty spray bottle, then adding 20–25 drops of cedarwood.

Chest Cold/Cough: Blend 5 drops cedarwood, 3 drops ravintsara, and 3 drops green myrtle to 1 oz. of carrier oil. Massage into neck, chest, and back area. This blend will help break up congestion and calm coughs.

Seborrheic Eczema: For scalp, add several drops of cedarwood to your shampoo or conditioner. For skin, blend a massage oil with 10–12 drops of cedarwood and 1 oz. of a carrier oil. Massage into affected skin.

Stress Relief: Calming, relaxing, and emotional support massage blend. See recipe in recipes tab.

Always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil.


Stress Less (massage oil)

5 drops cedarwood

5 drops bergamot

1 drops ylang ylang

1 drop neroli

Blend in 1 oz. cream or carrier oil.


If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician or clinical certified aromatherapist. For external use only. Keep away from mucous membranes & eyes. Test a small amount on skin for allergic reaction. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and small children under the age of five years old.

Always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil.

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