Top 3 Ways to Use Cedarwood Essential Oil

For Repelling Insects

I love being outdoors and getting direct sunlight on my skin as much as possible. This is why, I adore summer! But where there is a Yin, there is a Yang. With summer, comes pesky insects. Sometimes, the insects are so bad, it makes me wish I was back in winter, a little. Fortunately, since embarking in this natural lifestyle of using essential oils, I’ve realized how multi-purpose even just one essential oil can be, which is the case for Cedarwood.

Try blending Cedarwood with other bug repelling essential oils and make your own bug repellant! It’s incredibly easy as long as you have all the tools and ingredients, which is to say, is not very many.

DIY Bug Repellent Recipe: use a spray nozzle cap on an empty 15ml essential oil bottle and make your own handy repellent spray. Add 3/4 witch hazel water with cedarwood, arborvitae, melaleuca, rosemary and peppermint essential oils and mix gently. Learn how you can get a free 15ml bottle of dōTERRA peppermint essential oil plus access to wholesale prices on dōTERRA products below.

 For Speedy Skin Recovery

I primarily bought cedarwood essential oil to heal skin abrasions and cuts more quickly since it was one of the least expensive essential oils to begin with. Cedarwood is great for treating cuts caused by shaving and manicures. I also love using it for treating blemishes.

Try blending cedarwood essential oil with other skin soothing essential oils to make your own aftershave product. It can be used on any part of the body that you shave to disinfect cuts, calm inflammation and speed up healing.

DIY Aftershave Recipe: use a pump nozzle cap on an empty 30ml bottle (if possible) and make your own soothing aftershave oil. Add 10ml witch hazel water and 17ml jojoba oil with cedarwood, melaleuca, lavender and chamomile essential oils, and mix gently. To learn how you can get a free 15ml bottle of dōTERRA Cedarwood essential oil in the month of May plus access to wholesale prices on dōTERRA products, see below.

 For Relaxing Sleep

Resinous essential oils from trees are known to be grounding to the mind and emotions, and cedarwood oil is no exception. It has a mild depth that’s never overpowering which makes it wonderful to help induce sleep. Like most wood resin essential oils, they pair well with herbs to calm and soothe the nervous system. 

I love blending cedarwood with lavender in my diffuser to engulf my bedroom with a deeply relaxing scent that calms my racing thoughts and grounds me to that moment which is, to GET SOME SLEEP and who doesn’t need a relaxing night’s sleep? Don’t have a diffuser? Try making a simple DIY pillow spray.

DIY Pillow Spray Recipe: use a spray nozzle cap on any glass bottle and make your own sleepytime pillow spray. Add distilled filtered water with cedarwood, lavender and chamomile essential oils, mix gently and spray directly onto pillow before bedtime. You can email me at for more information on how to save on and gain free dōTERRA products.


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