What is Cedarwood Oil?

Cedarwood essential oil is a natural oil that is derived from the wood of the cedar tree through a process of steam distillation.

Cedarwood trees are primarily grown in regions with a Mediterranean climate, such as the Middle East, North Africa, and the Mediterranean region itself. 

What does Cedarwood Oil smell like?

Cedarwood has a distinct, woody aroma that is warm, earthy, and slightly sweet. The scent is often described as being rich and grounding, with subtle hints of spice and leather.

Depending on the species of cedarwood, the scent can vary slightly. For example, the Atlas cedar has a stronger, more intense aroma compared to the Virginia cedar. 

A giant Virginia Cedarwood tree great for producing cedarwood essential oil an all natural ingredient used in some of Minus Bite All natural pest repellents.
A pile of freshly cut cedarwood trees makes all natural cedarwood essential oil, an ingredient used in some Minus Bite All Natural Pest Repellents.
Cedarwood oil in a pure droplet form. This is an all natural ingredient used in some of Minus Bite All Natural Pest repellents.

Cedarwood oil has several industrial uses due to its properties such as:

antiseptic, insecticidal, and repellent qualities.

Some of the common industrial uses of cedarwood oil include:

Is Cedarwood oil a natural bug repellent?

Yes, cedarwood is a natural pest repellent due to its strong aroma that repels pests such as moths, mosquitoes, and other insects.

How does lemongrass oil repel bugs?

The oil extracted from cedarwood contains natural compounds such as cedrol and alpha-cedrene that have insecticidal properties, making it an effective natural pest control solution.

Cedarwood has been used for centuries to protect clothing and textiles from moths and other insects that can damage fabrics. It is also commonly used in the production of natural insect repellents and insecticides.

Is Cedarwood in Minus Bite Family Bug Spray?

Yes, Cedarwood oil is an active ingredient in our all natural family friendly bug spray as well as other highly effective essential oils.

Benefits of Using Cedarwood Oil on the Skin at the right concentration

Reduces inflammation: Cedarwood oil has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce skin irritation and inflammation. It can be useful in treating conditions such as eczema, acne, and psoriasis.

Fights acne: Cedarwood oil is a natural antiseptic and astringent, making it effective in fighting acne-causing bacteria and preventing breakouts.

Moisturizes the skin: Cedarwood oil is a natural emollient, which means it helps to soothe and moisturize the skin. It is especially useful for those with dry, flaky skin.

Promotes hair growth: Cedarwood oil has been shown to stimulate hair growth by increasing circulation to the scalp and promoting healthy hair follicles.

Repels insects: Cedarwood oil can also be used as a natural insect repellent when applied to the skin. It is particularly effective at repelling mosquitoes, ticks, and other insects that can cause bites and irritation.

Relieves stress: Cedarwood oil has a calming effect on the mind and body, making it useful for reducing stress and promoting relaxation. It can be added to a bath or used in a massage oil to promote a sense of calm.

All You Need to Know About Cedar Closets

A giant all natural cedarwood closet is a perfect way to store your precious items away from any pest. Cedarwood oil is used in some of Minus Bite's All Natural Pest Repellents.

Looking to stow your special-occasion and out-of-season clothing? Keep it safe from moth damage with cedar.

By Glenda Taylor and Bob Vila | Updated Sep 15, 2017

Reading Material on Cedarwood Oil

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Essential Oil bottles with a small fresh plant. These are all natural ingredients used in Minus Bite All Natural Pest Repellents.

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Cedarwood Essential Oil Uses and Benefits” by Verywell Health: https://www.verywellhealth.com/cedarwood-essential-oil-uses-and-benefits-88790