Young Living’s Cedarwood essential oil comes from Morocco, and it is created by steam distilling the bark of the tree. Cedarwood essential oil holds a special place in our hearts—and among our favourite beauty and personal care products! Cedarwood is a wonderful complement to your hair and skin care regimen.
Deliciously smoky in its aroma, Cedarwood essential oil is extensively used in perfumery. This soothing and purifying oil can be both added to lotions to boost dry and lack lustre-looking skin and dropped into a base shampoo for healthy-looking and beautiful-smelling hair. Traditionally used by Native Americans to enhance their spiritual connections, Cedarwood oil can also be applied to your pulse points during morning meditation sessions, for an aromatic experience that’ll both ground and soothe your senses.
Properties: Soothing and relaxing aroma.
Perfect for: Supporting beautiful, healthy-looking skin or diluting with a carrier oil for a grounding massage experience.
Blends well with: Lavender, Frankincense, and Rosemary essential oils.
5 ways to use Cedarwood
- Treat your tresses
You have to wear your hair every day, so let Cedarwood make it your best-looking feature! Warm a few drops of this essential oil for hair on your palms and fingers and gently rub it into your scalp for healthy-looking hair.
- Drift to dreamland
Fill your bedroom with the cosy, warm aroma of Cedarwood oil just as the sun is setting; it will give your bedroom the perfect aroma to snuggle under the covers.
Sweet Dreams Blend:
5 drops Cedarwood essential oil, 4 drops Lavender essential oil, 1 drop Vetiver essential oil
- Soften the appearance of your skin
Here’s another tip for how to use Cedarwood essential oil: Add it to your nightly body lotion, daily face moisturiser, and weekly face mask. Cedarwood has skin-cleansing properties, helps maintain the appearance of youthful skin, and moisturises and conditions.
- Sweeten your surroundings
Cedarwood oil has the most calm and complementary scent. It softens and warms most essential oils that it blends with, so you can add it to citrus notes, floral accents, or earthy tones and come out with enviable blends. You can create this DIY perfume with a Cedarwood base note to keep its warm and sweet aroma with you always. But it isn’t just there to smell pretty. Cedarwood works to deodorise the air around you and invites a relaxing environment that makes everyone feel at home.
- Conquer your campground
You mean there are even more Cedarwood essential oil benefits besides looking and smelling fantastic? That’s right! Add a couple drops to a DIY outdoor spray with essential oils such as Citronella, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Clove, or Lemongrass, so you can enjoy Mother Nature annoyance-free.
“Orchard Stroll” blend for diffusing:
3 drops Bergamot
2 drops Cedarwood
2 drops Orange
“Deep Rest” blend for diffusing:
2 drops Cedarwood
2 drops Vetiver
3 drops Serenity
Contributed by Stef