What We Love About Cedarwood Essential Oil
What We Love About Cedarwood Essential Oil
What We Love About Cedarwood Essential Oil

What We Love About Cedarwood Essential Oil

Learn more about this sweet and woodsy essential oil to support feeling your best.

Last Updated: February 24, 2023
Contributor: Kristin Rondeau

Learning more about the history of cedarwood essential oil


If you fancy yourself an enthusiast of all scents warm, woody, comforting, green and fresh, consider yourself lucky you’ve stumbled upon one of those most enticing essential oils on the market, cedarwood.

Cedarwood, latin name Cedrus atlantica, is a rich, sweet and woodsy essential oil that is reputed to promote relaxation and bring grounding to the emotions. Think of a typical experience one would have in nature; the feeling of fresh, deep breaths, connecting to the sights and sounds of the forest, feeling the body and mind relax and embracing the general feeling of well-being. Cedarwood evokes these feelings and responses in our body and mind by encouraging us to feel supported.

Steam distilled from the bark of the cedarwood tree, an evergreen conifer from the Cypress family, the essential oil has many beneficial uses, including a grounding aroma that promotes vitality and feelings of well-being. We are going to explore some of the key products we’ve included cedarwood in, and its potential benefits.

Cedarwood essential oil for bringing the scents of nature indoors


One of our favorite ways to use cedarwood essential oil is as part of our diffusing routine. Not only does diffusing offer innumerable benefits like refreshing your air, allowing you to create a personalized scent in your space and releasing negative ions to improve well-being, it also allows for you to create a feeling in your home. We’re sharing three of our favorite diffuser blends to invite the scents of the forest indoors.

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Rain Forest diffuser blend: one of our most popular and well-loved diffuser blends, the inspiration for Rain Forest came from right here in our own backyard, the temperate rainforests of British Columbia, Canada. This fresh, purifying and woodsy blend contains stress relieving balsam fir, lofty and invigorating pine and light and grounding cedarwood for that walk-in-the-woods type of feeling.

Mountain High diffuser blend: a fresh, clean and lofty blend, this product was formulated to rejuvenate your sense of well-being with the spirit of fresh mountain air. Earthy and harmonizing patchouli meets elevating balsam fir, lofty pine, sweet cedarwood and an unexpected fresh and minty note of spearmint for a blend that truly helps take you to new heights.

Into The Trees diffuser blend: one of the newer tree-scent inspired diffuser blends to join our collection, Into The Trees is a warm, peaceful and woody blend of fresh and balancing cypress, herbal and soothing eucalyptus and warm and grounding cedarwood. Diffuse this blend whenever you’re looking for the type of calm and clarity that only comes from connecting with nature.


into the trees grounding diffuser blend with cedarwood


Cedarwood essential oil for connecting to yourself


Yoga is one of the most popular wellness practices that allows you to connect deeply and thoughtfully with both yourself and others. A wellness ritual that originated in ancient India, yoga for many people is the center of their self care routines. The importance of yoga as a wellness tool cannot be overstated as the exploration of both the body and mind is such an integral part of holistic wellness for many. Cedarwood, known to help create a calming and comforting atmosphere, is a welcome addition to the line of products we offer called Yoga, intended to help support wellness for body, mind and spirit.

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Yoga bath salt soak: what feels better at the end of a long day than a warm bath? This bath salt blend starts with sea salt and epsom salt to help ease the day’s tensions and worries, and combines sweet and uplifting orange with earthy and grounding patchouli alongside light and warming cedarwood for a truly luxurious bath time experience. Add 2-5 tablespoons of bath salts to a full bath before you climb in to ensure you receive the aromatic and topical benefits of the essential oils.

Yoga personal mist: mists are a truly underrated part of our product assortment. Each of the mists in our collection are water based products blended with 100% pure essential oils that are intended to be spritzed over the face and body as desired to help create a personal moment of wellness. Our Yoga Transition mist is formulated to help you find inner peace and tap into mindfulness with sedating and tranquil neroli to nurture, citrusy and balancing bergamot to restore and fresh and warming cedarwood to renew. Spritz generously into the air above your head, close your eyes and mouth and breathe deeply as the cool mist falls over you.


woman spraying essential oil mist over her head


Yoga roll-on: calm is a super power, and this powerful yet gentle roll-on was formulated specifically to help you find your center. Practicing balance and mindfulness is made easier with this grounding, uplifting and harmonizing blend of sweet ho wood, spicy cardamom and warming cedarwood. Apply to pulse points, behind the ears, along the sides of your neck, wrists and elbow creases anytime you feel like inviting calm into your body and mind.

Cedarwood essential oil for creating a personalized scent experience


Though cedarwood is a woodsy blend that comes to us from the forest, it blends exceptionally well with a number of other essential oils that help to complement the sweetness, warmth and richness this oil exudes. We’re introducing two essential oil diffuser blends that couldn’t be more opposite; one for a naturally uplifting boost in the daytime and one that was blended specifically to support your nighttime routine. The versatility of an oil like cedarwood is just one of the reasons why we love it so much.

Products we love:

Refresh diffuser blend: a well-loved diffuser blend in our collection is the refreshing, mood boosting, invigorating scent called Refresh. Best suited for daytime use, this is a blend of lemon, a cleansing citrus that helps give you a sunny disposition and outlook on life, spearmint, a fresh, minty and stimulating oil to help neutralize unwanted odors like those from cooking or pets, and cedarwood, an earthy and woodsy blend to help still the mind. Diffuse this blend anytime you’re looking for a scent reset in your space.

Goodnight diffuser blend: formulated specifically for those nights you need a little extra incentive to drift off to dreamland, Goodnight is a warm, comforting and richly scented blend of roman chamomile to comfort the body, sandalwood to ground you in the moment, vetiver to calm your mind and of course our hero ingredient, cedarwood, for a moment of stillness at night. A hot tip: start running your diffuser in your bedroom 20-30 minutes before you intend to climb into bed to help set the tone for rest and relaxation in your space.


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Cedarwood essential oil in its purest form


Of course we would be remiss to not mention our 100% pure, undiluted cedarwood essential oil as the true star of the show. Woodsy, sweet and grounding, Cedarwood 100% pure single note helps to promote relaxation, ground the body and balance the emotions. This deep and earthy base note creates a lingering aroma on the skin that develops slowly and maintains its richness as it supports your well-being topically and through inhalation.


Cedarwood single note essential oil on wooden table


To enjoy the benefits of pure cedarwood essential oil, try adding a few drops to a bowl of steaming water and inhaling deeply for 5-10 minutes. You can also diffuse this oil, adding 5-10 drops to a diffuser of your choice. For massage or topical application, add 1-5 drops to a carrier oil of your choice like grapeseed or jojoba and smooth into the skin. As with all essential oils, start with the lowest number of drops and increase as desired.

Cedarwood essential oil deserves a place in your wellness routine


As a lesser known essential oil, we hope you’ve enjoyed learning about this harmonizing and balancing essential oil and all of the ways in which it can support your personal wellness discoveries and routines. We’ll leave you with a few of our personal quick tips and tricks for using cedarwood in support of feeling your best:

  1. Drop 1-3 drops on a tissue and either breathe deeply throughout the day whenever you’re feeling symptoms of stress or overwhelm, or when you’re looking to feel calm and grounded
  2. Drop 1-3 drops on a tissue and tuck into your pillowcase before bed at night so you can breathe in its deeply relaxing properties
  3. Add 5-10 drops of pure cedarwood essential oil to a small spray bottle of clean tap water and mist into your space anytime you’re looking to invite the outdoors indoors

However you choose to incorporate cedarwood essential oil into your daily wellness practice and routines, enjoy the process of learning where and when reaching for this warming and woodsy oil feels best for you.

Kristin Rondeau
Kristin Rondeau
National Educator
Naturally curious and a passionate advocate for a plant-based lifestyle, Kristin’s goal through education is to invite us into reflection and contemplation in deciding what wellness means to each of us individually. A former Torontonian now based out of Vancouver, Kristin is an avid student of crystal energy work, breathwork, meditation and aromatherapy, with a deep-seated affinity for houseplants and exploration of the West Coast.
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