There are such a lot of sorts of Cedarwood oil!
Himalayan Cedarwood, Atlas Cedarwood, Virginian Cedarwood, Texas Cedarwood …
How do you select the correct of Cedarwood important oil on your goal?
I’m so blissful to assist clear issues up for you! I’ve been educating about important oils since 1998, and Cedarwood has been a long-time good friend for me.
On this publish, I’ll discuss three well-liked sorts of Cedarwood oil:
- Cedrus deodara (Himalayan or Indian Cedarwood)
- Cedrus atlantica (Atlas Cedarwood)
- Juniperus virginiana (Virginian Cedarwood)
After which I’ll offer you a Cedarwood important oil closet spray recipe!
Aromatically, there are a number of variations between these three sorts of Cedarwood oil:
- Cedrus deodara’s scent is woodsy, with a barely sharp, balsamic be aware.
- Cedrus atlantica has a wealthy, woody, clean aroma that’s well-liked in perfumes (particularly scents for males).
- Juniperus virginiana has a comfortable, candy, comforting, woodsy aroma that’s additionally well-liked in perfumes. (Do that Woodsy Fragrance balm I created for a YouTube video!)
These three completely different sorts of Cedarwood oil are all nice substitutes for each other!
They share comparable therapeutic properties. They’re light on pores and skin, wonderful for respiratory help, rest, decreasing infections, calming irritation, and even sending bugs within the different path.
Whereas these completely different sorts of Cedarwood oil should not precisely the identical, you’ll be able to usually use them interchangeably in your Aromatherapy observe.
That even goes for the third important oil on that listing, which isn’t “formally” a Cedarwood—Juniperus virginiana.
Virginian Cedarwood is formally a Juniper. It’s in the identical plant genus as Juniper Berry, Juniperus communis. Its aroma may be very Cedar-like, although! I like to think about it as being shut pals with the Cedarwoods. (They spend quite a lot of holidays and holidays collectively …)
Juniperus virginiana is one among my favourite important oils to make use of for youngsters. It’s simply so extremely light and efficient, and I do know it should get outcomes for the kid I’m mixing for with out overwhelming them. (I choose to make use of important oils on the pores and skin with youngsters over 5 years outdated.)
Should you run out of Juniperus virginiana, you’ll be able to substitute one of many other forms of Cedarwood oil. They’re nonetheless very light.
And now, let’s get to an ideal recipe!
I discussed above that these three sorts of Cedarwood oil are all nice for making bugs really feel much less at residence. And the aroma of Cedarwood is particularly well-known for protecting moths out of our closets and dresser drawers.
So let’s use Cedarwood important oil to make a closet spray that protects our garments, and makes the closet scent wonderful!
three Cedars Closet Spray
- four oz (120 ml) water
- 13 drops Cedrus atlantica important oil
- 13 drops Cedrus deodara important oil
- 13 drops Juniperus virginiana important oil
- 6 ml Solubol (dispersant)
Make this mix in a four oz (120 ml) glass spray bottle.
Mix the water, Solubol and important oils and shake gently.
Use it as a closet spray—spritz it throughout your closet, round your garments the place they’re hanging, and in your dresser drawers. Simply watch out to not apply it to materials or supplies that don’t reply nicely to water (like leather-based or suede).
I recommend making a contemporary bottle of this each few weeks, because it’s not made with a preservative.
And in the event you don’t have one of many Cedarwood oils on this recipe . . . sure, you’ll be able to substitute a unique sort of Cedarwood oil! They will all make your closet scent like a forest.
Take pleasure in!