Cedarwood essential oil is a tree oil that has a woody aroma. It is a wonderful mood stabilizer and can help wards off negative thoughts and worries. Try these Cedarwood Diffuser Blends to calm stress and gain confidence.
It has benefits for the respiratory system as well, soothing congestion and assisting against infections. Cedarwood's gentle nature makes it a great choice to use with children. It's a perfect substitution oil for other strong respiratory oils, like eucalyptus.
Cedarwood oil can also be used as a sleep aid. To use cedarwood essential oil for sleep, add a few drops to a diffuser or massage it into your skin before bedtime. You can also add cedarwood oil to your bathtub or apply it to your pillowcase.
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What Mixes Well With Cedarwood Essential Oil?
Cedarwood essential oil has a woody scent that is grounding and stabilizing. It is said to be helpful for focus and concentration, as well as for emotional balance. When used in aromatherapy, cedarwood essential oil can be blended with other oils to create a custom scent.
Some recommended oils to mix with cedarwood essential oil include Lavender, Cypress, Frankincense, Rosemary, and Vetiver. Each of these oils has its own benefits, and when combined with cedarwood essential oil, can create a truly unique experience.
Cedarwood Blends Well With
Relaxing Blends: combine cedarwood essential oil with lavender, chamomile, or valerian essential oil.
Invigorating Blends: combine cedarwood essential oil with rosemary, peppermint, or eucalyptus essential oil.
Focusing Blends: combine cedarwood essential oil with juniper berry, grapefruit, black pepper, or basil essential oil.
Whether you are looking for an uplifting or relaxing blend, these oils can help you achieve your desired effect.
Types of Cedarwood Essential Oil
Here are more benefits you can enjoy with this grounding oil, plus the different types of cedarwood oil.
There are three popular types of cedarwood essential oil most commonly used in aromatherapy. Benefits and uses are similar between the oils but their aromas vary.
You can use whatever cedarwood essential oil type that you prefer in these diffuser blends. Here are the types of cedarwood along with some uses:
Cedarwood Atlas Essential Oil
- Cedrus atlantica, OK for Kids 2+
- Uses: Chest infection, catarrh, congestion, acne, scalp disorders, cellulite, anxiety, stress, tension, physical exhaustion; detoxifying (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 576).
Cedarwood Himalayan Essential Oil
- Cedrus deodara, OK for Kids 2+
- Uses: Respiratory support, balance oily skin, emotional support, stress. Read More about Himalayan Cedarwood
Cedarwood Virginian Essential Oil
- Juniperus virginiana, OK for Kids 2+
- Uses: Respiratory infections, decongestant, catarrh, bronchitis, coughs, urinary tract infections, cellulite (from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood, page 576).
I personally like Himalayan Cedarwood essential oil the best. Here is my favorite one:
Cedarwood Essential Oil Diffuser Benefits
Cedarwood oil has a refreshing, woodsy scent that can promote relaxation and help you feel more confident. It can help to ground and center you, making it ideal for use in meditation or other relaxation practices.
- Increases endurance during difficult times
- Relieves respiratory congestion and coughs
- Supports confidence in challenging times
- Calms stress and promotes relaxation
- Acts as a sedative on the nervous system
When used topically, cedarwood oil has been shown to be beneficial for skin health and may help fight inflammation.
Cedarwood Diffuser Blends
No matter which cedarwood diffuser blends you choose, I know you'll love the woodsy smell of these essential oil combinations!
Add one of the essential oil recipes below to diffuser with recommended water for your diffuser tank. I like to use a 100-200 ml water tank diffuser but you can use whatever size you prefer.
1. Balsam and Cedar
Cedarwood blends well with other wood oil. This woodsy essential oil blend creates a peaceful and relaxing environment. It can also freshen up the air in a room and bring in a forest feeling to the space.
2. Joy of Nature
One of the best things about using a diffuser in your home is that you can enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy. Essential oils have been shown to have a variety of health benefits, and when used in a diffuser, they can provide a boost to your overall well-being. Bring the aromas of nature inside with this joyful oil blend.
3. Man Cave
If you're like most men, you enjoy having your own space where you can relax and get away from it all. If you're looking for a way to make your man cave even more inviting, consider adding a diffuser to the mix.
4. Be Centered Diffuser Blend
When I am feeling scattered or disconnected, cedarwood essential oil helps me to feel more centered. It has a strong, woody scent that anchors me in the present moment. I often use it before meditation or bedtime to help me relax and center myself. If you are looking for an essential oil blend to help with grounding, give this diffuser recipe a try.
5. Mountain Cabin Morning
One of the best ways to wake up in the morning is with a diffuser blend. Morning diffuser blends can help improve your mood and energy levels, and set the tone for your day. This cedarwood oil blend includes a mix of favorite essential oils for waking up... lemon, rosemary, and grapefruit essential oils. Enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy as you start your day.
6. Peace Be with You
Cedarwood essential oil can help to create a peaceful and calming environment. This makes it an ideal choice for use in the bedroom or home office. Blend it with other oils that have calming effects to help you to unwind after a long day and enjoy a good night's sleep.
7. Power Down
Looking to power down and unwind at the end of a long day? Our power down diffuser blend can help! Featuring a blend of essential oils that are perfect for helping you relax and de-stress. Simply add a few drops to your diffuser and enjoy the calming aroma as you wind down for the evening.
8. Manly Blend
If you're looking for a manly diffuser blend, consider using one with a strong, outdoorsy scent. Cedarwood and juniper are included in this oil blend with eucalyptus and lemon, Just add the drops of each oil to your diffuser and enjoy the masculine aroma.
9. Orchard Stroll
When diffused, cedarwood oil can help to purify the air and reduce stress levels. If you're looking for an essential oil that will boost your mood and promote wellness this fall (or anytime during the year), this oil combination is a great option.
10. Sleeping Spell
Cedarwood oil has a sedative effect on the body and can be used to treat insomnia. It is also effective in reducing anxiety and stress, both of which can contribute to insomnia. Sweet dreams!
Diffusing Essential Oils Safety Guidelines
Diffuse 30 minutes to 1 hour at a time, read more about how long to diffuse essential oils.
Using essential oils can improve a person’s emotional, physical, and mental state. For best results, make sure you use pure essential oils and learn how to use them properly.
When using essential oils topically on the skin, be sure to dilute with a carrier oil like jojoba oil or sweet almond oil. It is best not to apply undiluted essential oils onto the skin.
Cedarwood Essential Oil Combinations
Cedarwood essential oil is a popular choice for aromatherapy due to its woody scent. It is also said to have grounding, clarifying, and calming properties. When used in combination with other essential oils, cedarwood can enhance the effects of the blend.
For example, cedarwood and lavender are often used together to promote relaxation. Or, cedarwood and rosemary may be combined to boost mental clarity and focus. Pine and cedarwood have a refreshing, woodsy scent that is perfect for diffusing during the fall and winter months.
More cedarwood essential oil combinations:
- Cedarwood and lemon
- Cedarwood and bergamot
- Cedarwood and orange
- Cedarwood and rose
- Cedarwood and ylang ylang
There are endless possibilities when it comes to cedarwood essential oil combinations. And, with a little experimentation, you can find the perfect blend to suit your needs.