All About Cedarwood [Infographic]

49 January 23, 2017 - Aromatherapy, Essential Oils, How to Use Essential Oils, Infographics, Sharing the Lifestyle, Wellness, Young Living Lifestyle, Young Living Resources

Cedarwood essential oil holds a special place in our hearts—and among our favorite beauty and personal care products! Cedar oil is a wonderful complement to your hair and skin care regimen, and the Cedarwood scent is evocative of the strong, tall trees it comes from.

In this infographic, we’re sharing some of our favorite factoids about this botanical and some of our tried-and-true Cedarwood oil uses. This graphic is handy to keep as a reference or share with a friend looking to explore Cedarwood essential oil benefits.

All About Cedarwood Infographic


What do you love about Cedarwood? Share with us in the comments.



  • MarleneSpadea March 19, 2017 - 11:45 am Reply

    Can whoever mentioned about the oils that smelled like baby powder post it again please. I missed it.
    And love the smell of baby powder.

  • Cat March 14, 2017 - 5:54 pm Reply

    Would love to know other recipes for deoderants/ And didnt i read somewhere that baking soda in one ingredient?

  • Danielle Ray March 14, 2017 - 11:24 am Reply

    I recently tried diffusing Cedarwood, Lavender, and Vetiver, but my husband thinks Vetiver smells like a funeral home, so I tried Valor II as an alternative and it is a new favorite! Valor II was one of those oils that seemed too strong or potent to me by itself at first, but I love this combination. It has a fantastic scent that is relaxing, calming, and grounding in the evenings after work when I still need to get stuff done at home or when it is time to relax. (I also love Cedarwood in my homemade hand lotion!)

  • Claudia Goldstein March 10, 2017 - 4:53 am Reply

    I place Cedarwood on my temples and forehead. It helps me to relax and then I fall asleep faster

  • Paulene March 7, 2017 - 11:22 am Reply

    I opened my cedar wood and it smells nothing like described. it’s an overpowering smell. at the time, I wondered if it was a bad oil or just a very strong oil.
    I had gone to an oil party and smelled a cedar wood oil and it smells Great. Nothing like the one I have at home.
    Has anyone experienced the same aroma?

    • Jennifer Nelms March 27, 2017 - 2:59 pm Reply

      I thought it smelled similar to a cat odor.

      • Alicia Dedrickson April 13, 2017 - 9:45 pm Reply

        The first time I opened it I thought it smelled like cat pee too. It even gave me weird dreams about cats. I have grown to love it and now it doesn’t smell like that to/on me.

  • Jen March 6, 2017 - 2:29 pm Reply

    I use cedarwood nightly right before bed. It seems to have a very calming effect when I place a drop or two on the back of my head, directly on the spinal cord. I also have used it for my hair, by placing 2 drops in the crown of my head along with the same amount of Rosemary and Lavender.

  • Nancy March 4, 2017 - 6:23 am Reply

    I have read cedar oil is good for killing fleas on pets. Has anyone tried this?

    • Young Living March 7, 2017 - 12:23 pm Reply

      Hi Nancy, Young Living’s products are intended only for the use listed on individual labels—either for topical/aromatic use or as a dietary supplement. Please always refer to the label for usage directions. Because Young Living’s products are not labeled to be used as drugs, they are not intended for use in the treatment or cure of disease or any abnormal function of an animal’s body, including ailments or injuries for your animal. Therefore, Young Living cannot provide advice or recommendation for products to address any type of disease, ailment, or injury. We advise that you consult with a veterinarian on your specific issue.

  • Michele Hernandez March 1, 2017 - 6:19 pm Reply

    Awesome stuff thanks everyone for sharing.. Will all these comments fall someplace on this website like under a “recipe” page???

    Just wondering as to what happens to all this great input once the promo on Cedarwood goes away..

    Thanks again

    • Young Living March 2, 2017 - 10:07 am Reply

      Hey Michele! The approved comments will stay on the website even after the promo ends. You will be able to go back and read them whenever you want. Hope that helps and thanks for stopping by!

    • Susan March 14, 2017 - 12:03 pm Reply

      Hi, I love cedarwood, except in my scalp, it stings!

      • Jenny March 19, 2017 - 7:33 pm Reply

        The infographic recommends that you dilute it with coconut oil. I applied it to my face neat once and discovered it can be a little prickly on the skin too!

  • JoAnna February 25, 2017 - 3:49 pm Reply

    I use cedar wood in my diffuser with a few drops of Jade Lemon. Also, I put a few drops in my palm and rub in into my dogs coat as it makes him smell yummy.
    I use cedar wood as a perfume! Love the smell 😊

  • Cheryl February 25, 2017 - 1:06 pm Reply

    I use cedarwood practically every day…6-8 drops, along with bergamot, frankincense or eucalyptus in my bath water…diffuse with a couple drops of lavender or patchouli at bedtime. I love its clean woody scent…not overpowering at all!

    I’m definitely going to try the diffuser recipe in the info graphic tonight! Thanks for the tip!

  • Stacy February 25, 2017 - 6:02 am Reply

    I am curious how it is harvested?

    • Young Living February 27, 2017 - 1:21 pm Reply

      Hi Stacy, Cedarwood essential oil is distilled from the bark! Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Shaun Grandioso February 25, 2017 - 5:40 am Reply

    I use it for sleep every night along with bergamont and citrus fresh and sometimes perppermint in my diffuser. I sleep like a baby. 😊

  • Angela Murphy February 24, 2017 - 9:03 pm Reply

    I use a mix of cedarwood, vetiver and lavender as a “boogyman” spray for my children. It helps them to fall asleep quickly and sleep soundly brought the night. Cedarwood is a necessity in our home ❤

  • Tristan February 23, 2017 - 12:53 pm Reply

    I use Cedarwood every other day, 2 drops, into my shampoo to help with irritating dry flakes in 2 specific areas of my scalp. I have been using this regime for over 3 weeks with no results. Help!
    Also, I use Cedarwood with coconut oil on my underarms for a fresh scent without needing deodorant on a light activity day. It smells amazing and lasts!

    • Sking February 25, 2017 - 10:54 am Reply

      This info grapic states it moisturizes hair not scalp. I’d be interested in knowing about something gor the scalp too.

    • Anthony February 26, 2017 - 4:27 pm Reply

      I find that using cedarwood along with lavender or geranium or all three after washing my hair with YL Lavender shampoo helps with the appearance of healthy-looking hair. Typically 2-4 drops of each directly to scalp after showering and rubbing in.

    • Pat March 6, 2017 - 4:21 pm Reply

      I would try a little tea tree oil for the scalp or put in your shampoo.

  • EVA MUSQUIZ February 22, 2017 - 10:55 pm Reply

    I put 50 drops of Cedarwood and 50 drops of Idaho Balsam Fir in a bottle with a roller. Wow…it sure supports mental acuity and overall calmness for me! I put it on my temples, top of head and across my forehead.

    • Eugeniya Bentsman-Hilzinger February 25, 2017 - 5:05 am Reply

      Tristan, first of all, I don’t know which shampoo you are using. The problem could be right there. Secondly, our hair is part of whole us. You need to address your whole self to get results anywhere in you.
      I prefer using Copaiba shampoo and conditioner.

  • Lora Lamm February 22, 2017 - 2:09 pm Reply

    I just diffused 3 drops of cedarwood, 2 drops of palo santo and one drop of clove and the aroma is invigorating and inspiring!

  • Sandra February 22, 2017 - 11:25 am Reply

    Can’t help but wonder if I am allergic to Mountain Cedar, is this an oil I should avoid?

    • Young Living February 24, 2017 - 1:22 pm Reply

      Hi Sandra, We suggest consulting with your healthcare provider to determine if Cedarwood would be a good option for you. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

    • Jane February 25, 2017 - 5:03 am Reply

      You should consider doing a patch test to see if you have a counter reaction

  • Chris February 22, 2017 - 10:05 am Reply

    Just tried your Diffuser recipe above… wow! Smells like baby powder! 😁

  • Karina Baussan February 22, 2017 - 7:44 am Reply

    I loooove cedar wood. I just recently made my own roller perfume and I mixed cedar wood, orange, and geranium, it smells delicious. I just love cedarwood.

    • Linda February 25, 2017 - 10:21 am Reply

      Would you tell me what proportions you used of each for your perfume roll on?

  • pat February 22, 2017 - 5:42 am Reply

    What does it do when you add it to your mascara?

    • Erin February 25, 2017 - 7:32 am Reply

      That may be too close to your eyes. You want to avoid getting any essential oil in your eyes.

    • Marlene February 25, 2017 - 7:33 pm Reply

      I didn’t know about cedarwood & mascara until now. I’ve been using lavender in my primer & mascara for a long time now. It conditions the lashes & adds extra moisture to the products.

  • Sandra February 22, 2017 - 5:31 am Reply

    Its great for storing clothing. Keeps them smelling fresh.

  • Emilie February 21, 2017 - 7:01 pm Reply

    Cedarwood is very effective for ridding one’s pantry and/or closet of moths.
    It is also an excellent sleep aid.

  • Diana Gordy February 21, 2017 - 8:04 am Reply

    I see a lot of you are putting the Cedarwood and Lavender in your mascara. Could you please explain the benefit to me? Im new to EO and trying to learn all I can.

    • Jody February 25, 2017 - 8:00 am Reply

      From my experience, cedarwood and lavender in mascara helps to strengthen lashes and it also kills the mites on our lashes. Yes, it’s gross, but true. We have tiny mites that live on our eyelashes. I googled it and then immediately added drops of both in my mascara. Welcome to the world of essential oils! You will love it!

    • Marlene February 25, 2017 - 7:19 pm Reply

      I haven’t done cedarwood & lavender in my mascara, just lavender for a long time now. I hadn’t heard about using cedarwood until now. Lavender is supposed to help condition your lashes, plus it adds extra moisture to the mascara to help from drying out.

  • Tracey Mathews February 20, 2017 - 11:40 am Reply

    I just hosted my first make and take class and we used Cedarwood for – scrubs/bath salts and room sprays the men loved it just as much as the ladies did!

    • Millie February 23, 2017 - 12:37 pm Reply

      what was your roomspray recipe?

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  • Serena February 19, 2017 - 12:43 pm Reply

    I love reading all these great stories!! I will be trying the cedarwood for my hair.

  • Judy Chyatte February 18, 2017 - 10:43 pm Reply

    I love Cedarwood for my hair. I also love to put some on my temples and base of my neck. Grateful for Young Living’s Cedarwood and it’s a good price too!!!!

    • Debbie February 25, 2017 - 4:58 pm Reply

      What does the Cedawood do for your temples and the back of your neck.?

      • Ruth Brubacker February 28, 2017 - 6:34 pm Reply

        Debbie, I love putting oils on top head, back of neck, and on the temples daily…. top of head has a reflex point. I love thinking of a reflex point as a train station and the nerves (which are small blood vessels) that are connected at that point, are like the train tracks. So putting it on the point, it sends oils to more than one track. Then to learn how an oil might work, check the Desk Reference…. to see if it is calming, or whatever else. And different people have different preferences for the same oils. Putting oils on back of neck, is like putting oils on a short part of the spine…

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