How to Use Cedar Oil

Updated April 17, 2017

Cedar oil is simple to use in all sorts of formulations. You can create cosmetics, pesticides, holistic remedies and various household products using this essential oil. One of the simplest methods for utilising cedar oil, and its highly valued properties, is through aromatherapy. It can also be applied to the skin, sparingly, when mixed together with other body products. Used accordingly, cedar oil can aid in the alleviation of an assortment of body ailments and conditions, such as acne, psoriasis, anxiety, insomnia and dandruff.

Mix several drops of cedar oil into a half cup of distilled water.

Dip a cotton ball into the water.

Apply dampened cotton ball to any areas on the body affected by acne, psoriasis and dermatitis.

Add several drops of cedar oil to a warm bath and soak for at least fifteen minutes.

Mix a few drops of cedar oil with a 1/4 cup of your favourite unscented lotion.

Massage the lotion into the lower regions of your back, around the kidney area.

Add cedar oil into a vaporiser or aromatherapy diffuser.

Breathe in the oil infused air for at least 20 minutes, three times a day.

Dip a cotton ball into the oil, if no other means are available, and sniff it. It will be just as beneficial.

Fill a spray bottle nearly full with water.

Add approximately eight drops of cedar oil to every eight ounces of water.

Spray your body, your clothes and your surroundings.

Add cedar oil to a bucket of soapy water for several household cleansing options.

Dip an old rag or washcloth into the water and place with laundry in the washing machine.

Use a mop or a rag dipped in cedar oil to wash floors and any furniture items.


Due to cedar oil's powerful abortive properties, using cedar oil while pregnant or nursing is ill advised. Additionally, because of its sedative effects, it is not recommended that people use this oil while driving or operating heavy machinery. Essential oils can be toxic and should always be used sparingly. As with most medicines, it is best to talk with a professional if you are not familiar with using essential oils. If you have any pre-existing health conditions, or concerns, you should always consult your physician.

Things You'll Need

  • Cedar oil
  • Lotion
  • Distilled water
  • Cotton
  • Vaporiser
  • Aromatherapy diffuser
  • Spray bottle
  • Bucket
  • Mop
  • Old rags
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