Great Uses for Cedarwood Essential Oil

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Great Uses for Cedarwood Essential Oil

Historical Uses: Cedarwood Oil, mentioned over 40 times in the bible, it was anciently used as a spiritual oil to purify, and naturally lift the soul in prayer. Cedarwood is now used modernly in soaps, perfume, floor cleaners, pesticides.


Possible Uses:

  1. Anxiety: Inhale straight from bottle or diffuse to help with anxiety (1)
  2. Cough: Apply 1-2 drops over the throat and chest several times a day to help with a cough (1)
  3. Water Retention: Massage 1-2 drops into the reflex points of the feet and over kidney and bladder area.(1)
  4. Acne: 1 drop of Cedarwood EO to your daily facial routine (can be used within a moisturizer, cleanser, or by itself). (1)
  5. Asthma: Massage 1-2 drops on chest and throat daily or as needed.
  6. Environmental Stress: Diffuse in areas where there are high-stress levels due to busyness, such as work or school. (2)
  7. Urinary Infection: Massage 1-2 drops of Cedarwood EO over lower abdomen several times a day or as needed
  8. Moths: Make sachet bags to hold cotton balls dripped with Cedarwood to hang in closets, place in storage boxes, or other problem areas. Replace as needed.
  9. Fleas on Dogs:  After bathing your dog, make a mixture of 4 drops Cedarwood oil in a bowl of warm water and dip your pets brush into the water and brush the oils into their fur, repeat covering entire dog. Put mix in a spray bottle and use on pets bedding (2)
  10. Furniture Cleaner:  In a spray bottle place 15 drops of Cedarwood EO, 1/2 Cup of Liquid Castile Soap and 3/4 Cups of water.

Cedarwood Essential Oil Application
• Can be used aromatically
• Can be used topically (Apply Neat)



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(1) “Sparks Naturals.” Web. 20 Dec. 2014.

(2) Worwood, Valerie Ann. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy. San Rafael, CA: New World Library, 1991. Print.

Many recipes are from word of mouth and various sources or personal experience.

Disclaimer on Health Issues

Disclaimer on Health Issues: The information contained on this page,,  is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe, treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. The information represents what I have chosen to do to take charge of my own personal health and that of my family. Statements on this page have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using these products. You are encouraged to confirm any information obtained from or through this page with other sources, and review all information regarding any medical condition or treatment with your physician. Do not alter any medical treatment or the use of medications, without the advice of a qualified expert.

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About Becky Husband

Becky is a Hebraic Christian homeschool mom blogger that lives on a small farm in Deep East Texas. When she isn't homeschooling her kids, she is busy documenting her family's life on her blog. In her blog, she writes about her faith, family, homeschooling, and homesteading. She also shares the family's abundance of hobbies such as geocaching, hiking, biking, birding, nature photography, and most recently her art! She is always eager to answer any questions others may have so feel free to leave comments and inquiries!

Posted on February 6, 2015, in Homesteading, Oils & Herbs and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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