Cedarwood Essential Oil
Cedarwood Essential Oil
A sweet woody fragrance, warm, comforting, and sedative, thus promoting stress relief. Its energizing scent helps to deodorize and freshen indoor environments, relax the body, & enhance concentration; reducing stress, easing tension, & promoting a clear mind.
Uses & Recipes For Cedarwood Essential Oil
These are great for small rooms. A delightful, woodsy, balsamic aroma, that will leave your house smelling glorious. This oil blends well with Bergamot, Frankincense, Lemon, Lavender & Peppermint. Diffuse after a stressful day, to relax the mind and body. Known for its sedative relaxing qualities. Use a carrier oil like Sweet Almond oil, available cheaply at most supermarkets.
These essential oil reed diffusers release a very light, subtle scent and do not compare to the very strong, overpowering scent that’s released by the commercial reed diffusers which use artificially scented oils. You’ll need to flip the reeds once a week to refresh the scent. Once the reeds are completely saturated, you’ll need to replace them with new reeds. You will also need to replace your oil once it starts to lose its scent or if it starts to smell “off” – usually after a month or so.
¾ fill a glass container, preferably with a small neck, with your sweet Almond oil. You may have one lying around, or pick up one from a dollar shop.
Add at least 4 tablespoons of Vodka (brings out the fragrance). You can also use denatured or rubbing Alcohol. Denatured works best, because of its higher alcohol content.
Reeds we have supplied free. These are cotton fibre & work exceptionally well.
Add 50-70 drops of Cedarwood, which you may wish to pair with some of the suggested oils, so personal preference applies.
These are the plug-in ones, ultrasonic with auto shut-off, great for a larger room. You only use water with a few drops of oil. To view
Fragrances: make your own!
Half an ounce (14.7ml) Sweet Almond oil.
30-35 drops of Cedarwood oil, or create your own blend as shown below. 2 tbsp cheap Vodka as a preservative. It prolongs the fragrance & enhances the top notes. However,
it is not necessary to add alcohol. See below.*
Start with your Sweet Almond carrier oil, or you can use fractionated Coconut oil. Then add those oils you wish to use, begining with base notes.
You could make the fragrance/perfume using only one essential oil, however, it’s lots of fun to make a blend from three or more scents, usually with a top note, middle note, and base note. Top notes are the fragrance that you first smell, and therefore are the first to evaporate. The essential oil of Begarmot is a great top note oil to begin with.
For a middle note, Lavender is a good option. The middle note, known as the heart note, shows up once the top note has evaporated, and lasts longer. The middle note is more mellow and well-rounded.
Cedarwood is a good option for a base note.. Base notes are the scents that linger the longest.
Whether they are top, middle or base notes, there are no rules. Have fun and experiment with them. Dab the fragrance on your pulse points (behind the ear, knee and inside of wrist). See how they wear after a time.
*Add alcohol for a preservative. This step isn’t necessary, but if you do it, use Vodka, because it is odorless. This is helpful if you want your scent to last longer, & it also enhances the top note. You can use Isopropyl alcohol instead.
Top notes: Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Sweet Orange, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Lemongrass, Kaffir Lime, Holy Basil
Middle notes: Lavender, Ginger, Thyme, Coriander
Base notes: Cedarwood, Frankincense, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang
Rollerball perfumes: As per recipes above, these provide a convenient application method. Handy purse size. We have supplied two free bottles with your Ultimate Essential Oil Package. Check out our range of 5ml roller bottles for additional purchases.
To make a spray perfume: Add 20% essential oils to 80% alcohol base. Shake mixture vigorously to dissolve the fragrance of the essential oil into the alcohol base. Pour the alcohol base into the perfume atomizer bottle, and use as a perfume spray.
Nothing compares to a soak in the bath, after a challenging day.
Take a handful of Sea Salt, add to it 7-10 drops of your favorite oil, & then add to bath. Sea Salt, with its cleansing mineral-rich properties, makes it a luxurious, healthy experience. You can also use Bicarbonate of Soda, or Epsom salts in the same way; both great for aching, tired limbs.
It’s NOT safe to ingest Cedarwood essential oil orally. Because it’s such a powerful oil, it can cause nausea, vomiting, thirst and damage to the digestive system.
There are an abundance of uses, which just shows the importance of this oil. It can aid in the treatment of eczema, due to its healing, anti-seborrheic and anti-inflammatory properties. It has antiseptic properties, which allow it to assist in treating minor wounds and skin damage. It assists in preventing infection and toxins from entering the body, & has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that can help to protect your skin against unsightly acne. It inhibits the clogging of pores, and protects them from invasion by toxic particles and bacteria. Do not apply pure essential oil directly to your skin.
To use, make a 2% dilution, using the by-the-drop method: add 12 drops of Cedarwood to each fl. ounce (30 ml) of your carrier oil: Sweet Almond, Sunflower, or fractionated Coconut.
Makes a good general body cream/moisturizer.
NOT an oil to use in food or injested.
Bugs certainty don’t like Cedarwood oil. A few drops with Sweet Almond oil applied to the body, will give some protection from biting insects, although the smell can be fairly strong.You can also combine with equal amounts of any of the essential oils we have supplied. Have fun, experiment: make your own blend of up to a total of 25% of oils overall, by choosing those that you favor the scent of, added to 75% of your carrier oil; either Sweet Almond, Sunflower, or fractionated Coconut. All of the oils supplied will work as repellents, just some a little better then others. You will also have an attractive & beneficial moisturizer, that is lovely on the skin.
A great alternative to regular kitchen and bathroom cleaning sprays. Cedarwood kills germs and leaves everything smelling fresh and clean. To boost the grease-cutting power for your cleaning spray, add citrus oils like either Lemon, Lemongrass, Bergamot, or Sweet Orange. You can use them all, or just one that you have a preference for.
To make 2 cups of cleaning spray, use 1¾ cups of water, ¼ cup of white vinegar, 15 drops of Coriander oil, and add another 2-7 drops total of the remaining essential oils that you are going to use.
If using as a floor cleaner, cut down the amount of oils to just a few drops of each, as some floors can become slippery because of too much oil applied.
The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made by us as to the medicinal value of any essential oils or products discussed or sold on this website. The information presented here is for educating about the traditional uses of essential oils and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. You are responsible for understanding the safe application of these products.