doTERRA Cedarwood Essential Oil – Benefits & Uses

Cedarwood was one of the first oils in my collection. I started my essential oil collection with the Family Starter Kit with the Top Ten oils and then immediately got on the Loyalty Rewards Program. My first month on the program, I ran a qualifying order to get the free Product of the Month and that month the free oil was Cedarwood! I was excited to have my first “big” bottle of oil since my starter kit only had the little bottles. But I was baffled at what to do with my Cedarwood! So I’m writing this post for those of you that were once like me, new to oils, and unsure what to do with cedarwood.

Cedarwood Essential Oil

Key Benefits

  • Naturally repels insects
  • Promotes hair and scalp health
  • Promotes relaxation and promotes better sleep.


  • Use in a focus blend
  • Apply to your legs before bed for restful sleep
  • Mix with coconut oil or jojoba oil and apply to scalp, let sit, rinse out in shower.
  • Use to support oral health
  • Add to your lotion and apply to skin for a soothing and cleansing effect
  • Apply to your feet after a long hike or using a public shower
  • After a difficult day, diffuse to create a relaxing environment.
  • Apply to boo-boos with coconut oil
  • During your facial routine, add one to two drops.
  • Place a drop on a cotton ball and place in closet to keep moths at bay.
Chemistry of Cedarwood Oil
“Cedarwood falls under a group of chemicals known as sesquiterpenes. Essential oils that contain sesquiterpenes are commonly known for their ability to promote grounding and balance of emotions when used aromatically. 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 oil
 “As a warm, woody essential oil, Cedarwood produces an aroma that is reminiscent of the outdoors. Because of its warm properties, Cedarwood oil blends well with herbal oils like Clary Sage, woody oils like Cypress, and even other spicy essential oils like Frankincense.”

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