Cedarwood Essential Oil

Cedarwood has a warm cedar aroma, and is relaxing when used for massage. Cedarwood has a long history of use as a beneficial ingredient in cosmetic preparations for oily skin.

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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


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

Suggested Uses

  • 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, 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.
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
  • 2 drops Patchouli
  • 2 drops Geranium
Orange Creamsicle
  • 5 drops Orange essential oil
  • 5 drops Cedarwood 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.


Q. When is cedarwood harvested?
A. Young Living’s cedarwood is harvested year-round.
Q. How does Young Living help protect the plants and reforestation of cedarwood?
A. We verify that our Cedarwood essential oil is responsibly sourced and sustainable, so this unique and precious resource is available for future generations. Young Living is committed to responsible stewardship of the environment. We take 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.
Q. Is Cedarwood essential oil photosensitive?
A. Yes, Cedarwood essential oil can cause photosensitivity.
Q. Why does Cedarwood essential oil have a UV warning on it?
A. Cedarwood essential oil is known to be potentially sun sensitive to the skin.
Q. How did Young Living choose to produce Cedrus atlantica as opposed to cedarwood Juniperus virginiana?
A. Cedrus atlantica is considered true cedarwood and contains different constituents than Juniperus virginiana.