Cedarwood Essential Oil

Calming, relaxing, woodsy (surprise!)

Cedarwood essential oil is DEEPLY calming and relaxing.

Its low, woodsy scent is perfect for warming a cold evening, either in a candle or a massage oil recipe. Especially nice in blends for men.

Cedar oil is excellent for stress, anxiety and tension. It has a steadying effect and is great for helping you collect your scattered thoughts.

It's also good for hair loss, dandruff and oily hair, as well as oily skin and acne.

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Botanical Name and Characteristics

Cedrus atlantica (Atlantic Cedar), Juniperus virginiana (Virginian Cedar)

Growing up to 130 feet tall, this evergreen tree has needle-like leaves. It can live as long as 2000 years if undisturbed.

Wood chips and sawdust are steam distilled to extract the essential oil.

Cedarwood essential oil has a soft, sweet, deep, woody scent.

Therapeutic Action

  • Calms nervous tension and anxiety

  • Promotes sleep

  • Relaxes tight muscles

  • Helps ease muscle and joint pain

  • Supports breathing when used as an inhalation

  • Helpful for meditation
  • Mildly astringent; good for acne and oily skin

  • Helpful for oily hair, dandruff and hair loss

  • May help reduce cellulite

  • Antiseptic, fungicidal

  • Repels moths and insects

Buy cedarwood oil from doTerra.

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Cedarwood essential oil has a strong base note that blends well with: 

  • bergamot
  • clary sage
  • cypress
  • frankincense
  • jasmine
  • juniper
  • lavender
  • neroli
  • orange
  • petitgrain
  • rose
  • rosemary
  • sandalwood
  • vetiver
  • ylang ylang


Cedarwood oil is non-toxic.

Do not use with high blood pressure or heart problems.

Avoid during pregnancy.

May irritate dry skin.

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What Next?


Check out some woodsy, relaxing recipes using cedarwood essential oil...

Pain Relief Massage Oil

Help relax tight muscles, reduce inflammation (pain and swelling) and soothe the nervous system.

Relaxing Woodsy Diffuser Blend

Perfect for an evening of quiet, candlelit conversation and not too girly.

Homemade Lotion

Use natural skin moisturizers to nourish, support and rejuvenate your skin.

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Essential Oil Properties

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