How to Use
Add (3) three to (4) four drops of the essential oil to the diffuser of your choice
Aroma: Oily-woody, slightly sweet, mild and pleasant, somewhat balsamic
Odor Strength: Medium
Blends well with: Clary Sage, Lavender, Vetiver
Cedarwood is a deep, rich and smooth essential oil. When blended with Citronella it makes a fantastic bug repellent blend
|Blend Name||Essential Oils||Benefits||Amount of Each Oil||Instructions||Safety Precautions|
|Calming Sleep||Cedarwood Essential Oil, Lavender, Orange||Promotes relaxation and restful sleep||2 drops Cedarwood, 2 drops Lavender, 2 drops Orange||Add oils to a diffuser and run for 30-60 minutes before bedtime||Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes; not recommended for pregnant women|
|Stress Relief||Cedarwood Essential Oil, Bergamot, Ylang Ylang||Reduces stress and anxiety||3 drops Cedarwood, 2 drops Bergamot, 1 drop Ylang Ylang||Add oils to a diffuser and run for 15-30 minutes during times of stress||Avoid direct sunlight for 12 hours after applying Bergamot; not recommended for pregnant women|
|Mental Clarity||Cedarwood Essential Oil, Rosemary, Lemon||Enhances focus and concentration||2 drops Cedarwood, 2 drops Rosemary, 2 drops Lemon||Add oils to a diffuser and run for 15-30 minutes when mental clarity is needed||Avoid contact with eyes; not recommended for pregnant women or those with epilepsy|
|Immune Boost||Cedarwood Essential Oil, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus||Supports immune system and respiratory health||3 drops Cedarwood, 2 drops Tea Tree, 1 drop Eucalyptus||Add oils to a diffuser and run for 15-30 minutes daily during cold and flu season||Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes; not recommended for children under 6 years old|
|Mood Lifter||Cedarwood Essential Oil, Grapefruit, Frankincense||Uplifts mood and promotes emotional balance||2 drops Cedarwood, 3 drops Grapefruit, 1 drop Frankincense||Add oils to a diffuser and run for 15-30 minutes when feeling down or overwhelmed||Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes; not recommended for pregnant women|
|Energy Boost||Cedarwood Essential Oil, Peppermint, Orange||Increases energy levels and alertness||2 drops Cedarwood, 2 drops Peppermint, 2 drops Orange||Add oils to a diffuser and run for 15-30 minutes during times of low energy||Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes; not recommended for children under 6 years old or pregnant women|
|Muscle Relaxer||Cedarwood Essential Oil, Marjoram, Lavender||Soothes sore muscles and tension||3 drops Cedarwood, 2 drops Marjoram, 1 drop Lavender||Add oils to a diffuser and run for 15-30 minutes after exercise or during times of muscle tension||Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes; not recommended for pregnant women|
To reduce skin sensitivity, dilute with It’s Odorless Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply one to two drops on the desired area.
1 drop Essential Oil to 1 drop of Odorless Fractionated Coconut Oil
History, Science & Medical Uses
Cedarwood has a long history of being used for building and medicinal purposes. Ancient Greeks, Egyptians, and Assyrians all valued it highly for its natural scent, as well as its strength and durability.
In the Middle Ages, cedarwood was still highly prized throughout Europe for its dense grain and strong aroma. It was used to construct grand houses of worship such as cathedrals, churches, and monasteries. Cedarwood was also frequently employed to make chests to store valuable items such as medicines or documents during this time period. Even today, cedarwood is still widely used in carpentry projects due its attractive appearance and pleasant smell.
Cedarwood has historically been used as a remedy for various ailments throughout the world. Recent studies point to cedarwood’s potential use in treating inflammation, muscle and joint pain, anxiety, insomnia, and skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
Studies also show that cedarwood can have an anti-bacterial effect on certain bacteria strains when inhaled or applied topically.
Further research is needed to determine its efficacy in treating more serious medical conditions but the potential benefits of using cedarwood are many and varied.
Cedarwood (Cedrus sp.) is a type of conifer tree that belongs to the Pinaceae family. Its essential oil is made from the wood and has been used for centuries in traditional medicine, cosmetics, and perfumes. The active components of cedarwood oil are alpha-cedrene, beta-cedrene, cedrol, thujopsene, and a variety of sesquiterpenes.
These compounds have potent anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and antispasmodic properties. Alpha-cedrene is known to have anti-asthmatic effects while beta-cedrene is thought to be beneficial for respiratory issues such as asthma. Cedrol has antihistamine and insect repellent properties, while thujopsene helps reduce swelling and inflammation.
Finally, the sesquiterpenes present in cedarwood oil are believed to boost immunity and reduce stress levels. All of these active components contribute to the science of cedarwood essential oil and make it a powerful tool for health and wellness.
Not applicable for FEMA or Food ClassificationEssential Guide to FEMA, MIXING & DILUTION (PPM)
Species: Cupressus funebris
Extracted Part: Trunk & Twigs
|Chemical Name||% (w/w)|
Aspect @ 20ºc: Viscous Liquid
Odour: Strong, Camphoraceous, Balsamic
Density At 20ºc (g/mL): 0.935 – 0.955
Refractive Index Nd20: 1.500 – 1.510
Flash Point (ºc): 88
Assay (%GC): Cedrol > 11