Cedarwood Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Juniperus virginiana
Plant Part Used:  Wood                         
Country of Origin:  USA          
Method of Extraction:  Steam Distilled   
Aroma:  Warm, sweet, soft, woody, balsamic                             
Color:  Pale yellow or orange
Note:   Base
Contraindications:    due to the many varieties of cedarwood essential oil, use caution if using while pregnant.  

Cedarwood, cedarwood, cedarwood…oh how I love cedarwood. And, for good reason. Cedarwood essential oil, energetically, is very powerful. Cedar, in its natural wood form, has been used throughout the ages as a purifier and cleanser during sacred ceremonies.

Cedar wood is mentioned throughout the Old Testament which makes it safe to say that it was an important and abundant resource to the people of that time. It was in the building of the Temple as well as altars and other sacred items.

Today, as an essential oil, cedarwood is used in subtle energetic work, as an insecticide and, not surprising, it continues to be used in sacred practices and rituals.

Spiritual Support

  • Spiritually grounding
  • Invites in positive energy while moving out the negative
  • Clears the mind
  • Assists with invoking the presence of the Divine

Anointing points

  • Feet
  • Temples
  • Solar plexus
  • Pulse points

Biblical References

Cedarwood essential oil is not found in the Bible but cedar was used in healing, perfumery and building.

“Like valleys they spread out,
    like gardens beside a river,
like aloes planted by the Lord,
    like cedars beside the waters.

Numbers 24:6 (NIV)

He spoke about plant life, from the cedar of Lebanon to the hyssop that grows out of walls. He also spoke about animals and birds, reptiles and fish.

1 Kings 4:33 (NIV)

He partitioned off twenty cubits at the rear of the temple with cedar boards from floor to ceiling to form within the temple an inner sanctuary, the Most Holy Place.

1Kings 6:16 (NIV)

The trees of the Lord are well watered,
    the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.

Psalm 104:16 (NIV)

Other places you will find cedar in the Bible are:

  • Old Testament
    • Building, trading, and currency: 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 2 Chronicles, Ezra 3, Jeremiah 22, Ezekiel 17
    • Ceremonial cleansing: Leviticus 14, Numbers 19
    • Stability: Song of Solomon 1:17; 8:9; Zechariah 11:2
    • Provision: Numbers 24:6, Psalm 92:12, Ezekiel 31:3

Energetic/Emotional Benefits

  • Grounding
  • Helps you endure when times are difficult
  • Promotes steadiness and fortitude

Therapeutic Benefits

Cedarwood essential oil has a variety of benefits that can assist with a holistic lifestyle. The following are only a few notable benefits:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antibacterial
  • Decongestant
  • Expectorant
  • Insecticide

Blends well with

  • Bergamot
  • Chamomile, roman
  • Cypress
  • Frankincense
  • Geranium
  • Grapefruit
  • Juniper
  • Lavender
  • Marjoram
  • Orange
  • Palmarosa

Ways to use

One way I use cedarwood essential oil is by clearing a space of stagnant energies. This is a great thing to do before or after you’ve entertained people in your space. Cedarwood is very purifying and can be an energy busting essential oil in your spiritual toolbox.

Information Disclaimer

The essential oil information provided on the CleshaStaten.com website is for educational and informational purposes only. Safety and research information is provided when available, and not given as a substitution for medical advice or treatment. If you are experiencing an illness, please contact a medical professional.