Cedarwood Essential Oil

(Cedrus atlantica)

Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) essential oil’s woodsy, warm, balsamic aroma creates a relaxing, calming, and comforting atmosphere when diffused to help support a relaxing nighttime routine. The cleansing and moisturizing properties associated with Cedarwood also make it a great addition to your favorite skin care products. When applied topically, it can help maintain the appearance of healthy, youthful skin. You can also massage Cedarwood oil into your scalp to enhance the appearance of healthy-looking hair.

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Seed to Seal and its three pillars—Sourcing, Science, and Standards—are infused into every aspect of our exacting essential oil production processes, both on our own farms and our carefully curated family of partner farms. Seed to Seal is infused into our painstaking quality testing and retesting to ensure that your family enjoys the purest essential oil products on the planet. Ultimately, Seed to Seal is infused into everything we do. We know that for us—and for you—simply nothing else will do.

Product Snapshot

Product Snapshot

Features & Benefits
  • Creates a relaxing, calming, and comforting atmosphere when diffused to support a relaxing nighttime routine
  • Helps maintain the appearance of youthful skin and healthy-looking hair
  • Has skin-cleansing properties
  • Is a natural deodorizer
  • Includes naturally occurring constituents that are high in sesquiterpenes
Aromatic Profile
Warm, woody aroma
Key Constituents
  • Alpha-himachalene
  • Beta-himachalene
  • Gamma-himachalene
  • Delta-cadinene
Ingredients

Ingredients

Ingredients
Cedrus atlantica† (Cedarwood) bark oil
†100% pure essential oil
Suggested Uses

Suggested Uses

Applications
  • Diffuse Cedarwood in the evening to create a relaxing atmosphere and help neutralize odors.
  • Apply 1–2 drops onto your pillow before going to bed.
  • Add a couple of drops to a DIY outdoor spray blended with oils such as Citronella, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Myrtle, Clove, or Lemongrass to use at sporting events or while camping.
  • Pamper yourself with an at-home scalp massage. Warm a few drops between your hands and rub it into your scalp for healthy-looking hair.
  • Add Cedarwood to your favorite lotions and skin care products to help cleanse and moisturize the skin.
Where to Diffuse
  • Set yourself up for a restful evening with a soothing, honey-like aroma.
  • Discover the quiet moments with a balance of sweet and earthy fragrances to support focus.
Experience
Cedarwood essential oil has a warm, relaxing aroma that is soothing when diffused. It can be used topically on skin and hair to moisturize and condition.
Label Directions
Topical: Apply 2–4 drops directly to desired area. Dilution not required, except for the most sensitive skin. Use as needed.
Aromatic: Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily.
Diffuser Blends
Fall Romance
  • 3 drops Cedarwood essential oil
  • 2 drops Patchouli essential oil
  • 2 drops Geranium (or Jasmine) essential oil
Orange Creamsicle
  • 5 drops Orange essential oil
  • 5 drops Cedarwood essential oil
A Bloom of One’s Own Blend
  • 5 drops Jasmine essential oil
  • 4 drops Cedarwood essential oil
  • 2 drops Frankincense essential oil
  • 1 drop Idaho Balsam Fir essential oil
Cautions: Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use. Avoid direct sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.
Get to Know

Get to Know

Product Background
The biblical Cedars of Lebanon are the Cedrus libani, which are very closely related to the cedars in contemporary Cedarwood oil. Historically, ancient Egyptians used Cedarwood oil in ceremonial rites. Young Living’s Cedarwood oil comes from Morocco and the United States, and it is steam distilled from the bark of the tree. Cedarwood is a key ingredient in Grounding™, Highest Potential™ and Cel-Lite Magic™ massage oil.
Scientific name: Cedrus atlantica
Botanical family: Pinaceae
Region(s) grown: Morocco, USA; Cedrus atlantica is the species most closely related to the biblical Cedars of Lebanon.
Plant part used: Bark
Extraction method: Steam distilled
YL Region: Most Young Living Cedarwood essential oil comes from Morocco.
FAQs

FAQs

Q. When is Cedarwood harvested?
A. Young Living’s Cedarwood is harvested throughout the entire calendar year.
Q. Is Cedarwood photosensitive?
A. Yes, Cedarwood is photosensitive.
Q. Why does Cedarwood have a UV warning on it?
A. We review all scientific research and data to determine the cautions for each product label. Cedarwood is known as potentially sun sensitive by several well-established sources due to reported cases where Cedarwood appears to have resulted in in photosensitive reactions.
Q. Is Cedarwood Essential Oil the same as cedar wood?
A. Cedarwood and cedar are two different trees. Cedarwood does not have the same constituents as cedar woods do. Our Cedarwood essential oil is from the Cedrus atlantica (Pine family) and is high in sesquiterpenes. Cedarwood is safe for topical and aromatic use.
Q. Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) trees are endangered. What is Young Living doing to help protect the plants and reforestation of Cedarwood?
A. At Young Living® we are committed to being responsible stewards of the environment and taking great care to preserve and protect our natural resources. These core values are demonstrated by our Seed to Seal® quality commitment, which promotes sustainable farming and sourcing practices, while enabling us to produce the purest, most potent essential oils in the world. Over the past decade, the deforestation of Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) has been highly controlled and regulated to ensure sustainability. We have verified that our Cedarwood essential oil is responsibly sourced and sustainable.