The Benefits and Uses of Cedarwood Essential Oil

Essential oils have long been a part of human history. They have been used since ancient times as natural and effective perfumes, treatments, and disinfectants. One of the oldest used essential oils, think Biblical times, would be cedarwood oil.

Although cedarwood isn't the most popular oil in use today, it has many benefits that make it worth adding to your at-home essential oil collection. Keep reading to find out the many different benefits cedarwood oil could bring to your life!

The Benefits/Uses of Cedarwood Oil:

1. Relaxation

Due it's earthy, warm, and grounding aroma, cedarwood essential oil is great for relaxation. You can use this oil topically or by diffusion to immediately bring a sense of calm and peace to any stressful situation.

2. Insect Repellant

The chemical makeup of cedarwood oil actually makes it a great insect repellant that can be used in multiple ways. Mix it with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil and you have a topical skin spray that will ward off bugs during your family camping trip or out in the backyard for a barbecue. Or add it to the soil or mulch in your garden to keep insects away from the plants. You can also keep insects at bay in your home by soaking cotton balls with cedarwood oil and placing them throughout the house, like in closets and pantries, to keep the bugs away. 

3.  Skin Care

Cedarwood oil can also purify your skin and diminish skin imperfections. To use it topically, mix one to two drops into your toner, moisturizer, or lotion and apply to the skin to clear imperfections and beautify the skin.  You can also apply it directly onto a pimple to decrease redness and improve the appearance.

4. Vitality

Lastly, cedarwood oil can bring more energy into your daily exercise routine. To bring more energy to your workout, simply massage one to two drops of the oil onto your chest before working out.

For a short video recap of all the wonderful benefits of cedarwood oil, check out the video below!

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of cedarwood oil for daily life, visit my doTERRA shop page or learn how to get wholesale pricing on all of your doterra purchases here.  

Peace, love, and oils,

Rigel Smith

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