Reasons I Love Cedarwood Essential Oil


Many uses for Cedarwood essential oil.

I have been enjoying linking up each week at Wellness Wednesday’s, and the prompt this week was to write about a natural remedy you swear by. While I could technically write a post about all Young Living essential oils because I love them so much, I decided to highlight just one.

Cedarwood essential oil from Young Living is one of those obscure oils that doesn’t get enough credit, in my opinion.

I never see a blog post about Cedarwood, or hear people talking about it. That needs to change, because it is such a versatile oil, and one that I would not want to be without!

I first tried Cedarwood in the second trimester of my pregnancy. I could not fall asleep, no matter what I tried, and I was turning into a big, mean, mama bear. If mama ain’t happy, nobody’s happy! And if mama doesn’t get sleep, she ain’t happy, believe me.

I had read a couple testimonies on the FB group, so I decided to give it a shot. I figured it wasn’t a very expensive oil anyway, so I wouldn’t be missing out on much if it didn’t work. I sure am glad I took the chance! As soon as I got it, I began applying a couple drops to the bottom of my feet right before getting into bed at night. All I remember from that night is waking up hours later (because I was pregnant and had to make a bathroom trip) and not remembering falling asleep. I was so refreshed in the morning!

I continued to use on the bottom of my feet every night as I was climbing into bed, and it worked every time! I think I was always asleep within 15 minutes of lying down, when before I would be laying in bed for hours, unable to quiet my brain and doze off. Now, if my children are very restless at night, I rub Cedarwood with Lavender on their backs to help them to relax.

I love Cedarwood so much that I always am telling people about it when they mention they are having a hard time falling asleep. I also started researching more about it, and found that Cedarwood actually has quite a few more uses.

I have seen before and after pictures (on the Facebook group) of people who have been using Cedarwood for hair growth. It is amazing! Some people add it to their shampoo, and others massage a few drops daily into the areas they want to encourage more hair growth.

Cedarwood is also good for oily skin. You can rub a few drops onto your oily spots after washing your face, or make your own face cream or make-up removing cream with it.

Cedarwood is also a great oil to increase focus during the long hours of school. It is used in a blend with Vetiver and Lavender for those children that seem to have an over abundance of energy and have difficulties sitting still for very long. Of course, putting this blend on a child with a regular energy level will probably make them go to sleep!

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  • Melissa M. Miller

    I actually have some Cedarwood. I got it for my dog when he had fleas. The dog went with my ex. Boy do I miss him, but I’m going to try to use it with the Lavender I’ve got for sleep. I can’t remember what brand I got, but I do remember researching it heavily before I made the purchase. When we run out I’m going to start filling my essential oils through YL.

    • Miranda Gonzalez

      I don’t know how well other brands work as I’ve only used YL and love them 🙂 I know when you get your YL oils you will love them too! I am still amazed at how well they work! I also did read that Cedarwood is good for fleas and bedbugs, but I’ve not had to deal with either of those and have no animals so didn’t write about them, thanks for bringing it up!

  • tianna

    wow! I had no idea that it could help with hair growth – definitely trying this out and adding to my shampoo or something!

    • Miranda Gonzalez

      I hope it works for you! I’ve seen great results on other people.

  • Theresa

    Thanks for recommending Cedarwood. This is great to know because falling asleep seems to be a challenge sometimes.

    • Miranda Gonzalez

      It is definitely good for that!

  • Angie Agerter

    This sounds like a great oil to have on hand for many things. Thanks for sharing Miranda!

    • Miranda Gonzalez

      Thanks for commenting!

  • Victoria H

    This is my first time hearing about this type of oil. I do love using essential oils in my diffuser though so I will look into this one.

    • Miranda Gonzalez

      I’m not sure I would personally like this one in my diffuser, but maybe mixed with something else.

  • Shauna Lynn

    I’m doing a lot of research into essential oils. I’m looking forward to using them to their full potential.

    • Miranda Gonzalez

      They do have a lot of potential! Thanks for commenting.

  • Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom

    I love essential oils but I’ve never fully explored the possibilities with cedarwood before.

    Thanks for sharing and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop.

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.

    • Miranda Gonzalez

      Thank you. I hope this can be a help for you to try new things with the Cedarwood!

  • Maureen @ScoopsofJoy

    I am getting more and more keen to try essential oils. The same brands here are quite expensive so I will try a local brand instead 🙂 Thank you for linking up with us again this week and for always sharing such informational posts about EO!

    • Miranda Gonzalez

      I would be very careful which brand you try. If it isn’t therapeutic grade I would not recommend using it as it may not have the same effect and may even be synthetic or adulterated. I chose Young Living after much research and for their Seed to Seal guarantee. Message me if you’re interested, there are ways to get your oils paid for, and a great deal with 11 oils and a diffuser.

  • Annika

    I use it in my headache buster blend I make. ( I suffer from migraines so the normal headache blends don’t work for me) it works amazingly well!

    • Miranda Gonzalez

      Wow, I’ll have to pass this info along to someone I know! Thanks for commenting.

  • Brandi @

    This is great information. Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned to the Bloggers Brags Broad.

  • Amber

    I haven’t tried this oil, but anything that helps with sleep…I’m all for it! Thanks for linking up with us at the Best of the Blogosphere! Can’t wait to see what you link up this week. Take care!