Cedarwood Essential Oil

Juniperus virginiana

This oil does not need to be diluted and is safe for topical use and regarded as safe for children.

Bergamot, Benzoin, Cypress, Cinnamon, Frankincense, Juniper, Jasmine, Lemon, Lime, Lavender, Rose, Neroli and Rosemary blend well with Cedarwood Oil.

Known Uses

Cedarwood Essential Oil defends the body against toxins, allowing the white blood cells and the immune system to better protect other functions. It also prevents wounds from becoming septic as well as protecting them from tetanus. Cedarwood Essential Oil can aid in curing Seborrhoea or Seborrhoeic Eczema and can reduce the skin peeling associated with the disease.

Cedarwood Oil can relieve nearly all types of spasms, spasms that affect the respiratory system, intestines, muscles, heart and nerves, restless leg syndrome, respiratory seizures, and asthma. It can also be used to cure diarrhea, by tightening the muscles of the digestive system and contracting those spasm-prone muscles.

As an astringent, Cedarwood Oil helps to cure toothaches, strengthens the grip of gums on teeth and protects them from falling out. It also tightens loose muscles and can protect the skin from toxins and bacteria. It is also an expectorant and eliminates coughs, and removes phlegm from the respiratory tract and lungs, thereby relieving congestion. It also gives relief from headaches, red and watery eyes, and other symptom of coughs and colds.

Cedarwood Oil can cure fungal infections, both external and internal and protect the body against food poisoning, as well as plant, animal, and human fungal pathogens. It is also beneficial in curing acne, arthritis, bronchitis, cystitis, dandruff, dermatitis, stress, and kidney disorders and as a treatment against oily skin. Cedarwood Oil is an effective mosquito and insect repellant. When used in vaporizers, it drives away mosquitoes, flies and other insects and can be sprinkled on pillows or sheets at night to keep insects away.

As a diuretic, Cedarwood Oil can help cure obesity, hypertension, high blood pressure, rheumatism, arthritis, gout, urinary tract infections, and remove toxins from the blood. It increases the frequency of urination, which removes excess water and toxins like uric acid from the body as well as fat. Cedarwood Oil can normalize an irregular menstrual cycle and regulate the pain, nausea, fatigue, and mood swings associated with it. Cedarwood Oil can impact the hormonal function of various glands in the endocrine system.

Cedarwood Oil is an excellent sedative, has a calming effect on the mind, cures inflammation, itching, and relieves tension and anxiety. This promotes uninterrupted sleep and is often used by people suffering from insomnia. In aromatherapy applications, the scent can induce the release of serotonin, which is converted into melatonin in the brain. Melatonin induces fatigue and calm. For this reason, Cedarwood aromatherapy is also recommended for people with chronic anxiety, stress, and depression.

Cedarwood Oil can be used as a general health tonic, since it stimulates the metabolism and brain functions. It tightens and tones muscles, skin, the nervous system, the stomach, and the digestive system. It also boosts the function of the kidney and liver.


The ancient civilization of the Sumerians believed that the cedar was a symbol of power, greatness, and immortality. Cedarwood has a long history as an incense and perfume. The wood was burned by the Greeks and Romans to fragrant the air. The cedar wood oil of the ancients, in particular the Sumerians and Egyptians was derived from the Cedar of Lebanon, a true cedar native to the northern and western mountains of the Middle East. The once-mighty Cedar of Lebanon forests of antiquity have been almost entirely eradicated, and today no commercial oil extraction is based on this species. Ancient Egyptians would use the oil from cedar trees in the embalming process, which in effect helped to keep the insects from disturbing the body.


Avoid using Cedarwood Oil while pregnant. May cause skin irritation.