21 Amazing Cedarwood Diffuser Blends You’ll Want to Get Started ASAP

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Cedarwood essential oil is a powerhouse of delicious, earthy goodness and soooo many great benefits! We’ve got all your questions answered, plus a treasure trove of amazing diffuser blends you’ll want to start diffusing ASAP! 

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Cedarwood Essential Oils Blend Well With…

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…almost anything, but especially lavender, bergamot, lemon, rose, orange, rosemary, cypress, vetiver, and jasmine. 

What Diffuses Well with Cedarwood? 

Cedarwood is a woodsy, earthy scent that acts as a base note in your diffuser. It pairs well with bright, floral, or citrusy top notes like basil, bergamot, spearmint, lemon, and orange. 

What Essential Oils Go Well With Cedar? 

For anxiety, pair cedarwood with: 

  • Bergamot
  • Cedarwood 
  • Chamomile 
  • Clary Sage
  • Lavender
  • Neroli
  • Valerian
  • Vetiver 
  • Ylang Ylang 

For sleep or insomnia, pair cedarwood with: 

  • Bergamot 
  • Clary sage 
  • Cypress
  • Frankincense
  • Juniper berry
  • Lavender  
  • Lime
  • Marjoram 
  • Palmarosa
  • Patchouli 
  • Peppermint
  • Petitgrain
  • Roman chamomile 
  • Rose
  • Sandalwood
  • Thyme
  • Vetiver 
  • Ylang ylang 

For grounding, or yoga and meditation, pair cedarwood with: 

  • Cypress
  • Frankincense
  • Patchouli 
  • Rosemary 
  • Vetiver 
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What Scent Goes Well with Cedarwood? 

You can combine different essential oils scents depending on what you need: 

  • Citrusy oils (bergamot, citronella, grapefruit, lemon, lemongrass, lime, orange, tangerine) are energizing and bring creativity, happiness, and joy. They pair well with the stabilizing effect of cedarwood oil. 
  • Earthy oils (copaiba, frankincense, sandalwood, vetiver) are grounding and centering. They help ground the heart and stabilize the emotions, and help you double down on the grounding benefits of cedar. 
  • Floral oils (blue tansy, chamomile, geranium, helichrysum, jasmine, lavender, neroli, rose, ylang ylang) are nurturing and emotionally balancing. They bring out the soothing, supportive qualities of cedarwood. 
  • Herbal oils (basil, clary sage, fennel, rosemary, sage, thyme, valerian) act as heart openers and can be very therapeutic when combined with cedarwood. 
  • Mints (spearmint, peppermint, wintergreen) are very cleansing and focusing and pair well with cedarwood’s strength. 
  • Spicy, warming oils (black pepper, coriander, ginger), increase blood flow and are often used with cedarwood for low libido.
  • Woodsy oils (balsam fir, cypress, eucalyptus, Idaho juniper, myrtle, palo santo, pine, spruce, tea tree) is the family cedarwood belongs to. These oils work together as intuitive partners, relieving pain and bringing joy. 

How Do You Blend Cedarwood? 

How to blend cedarwood

You can combine top notes, middle notes, and base notes to make your own cedarwood blends. Top notes will present first, while middle notes (also called heart notes) will carry the scent forward. Base notes (like cedarwood) anchor and ground the aroma.

Top Notes:

  • Basil
  • Bergamot
  • Black Spruce
  • Eucalyptus
  • Fennel
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemon
  • Lemongrass
  • Orange
  • Peppermint
  • Pine
  • Sage
  • Spearmint
  • Tangerine
  • Wintergreen

Middle Notes:

  • Blue Tansy
  • Chamomile
  • Citronella
  • Clary Sage
  • Coriander
  • Cypress
  • Geranium
  • Ginger
  • Helichrysum
  • Jasmine
  • Juniper
  • Lavender
  • Neroli
  • Rose
  • Rosemary
  • Tea Tree
  • Thyme
  • Ylang Ylang 

Base Notes:

  • Cedarwood
  • Copaiba
  • Frankincense
  • Sandalwood
  • Valerian
  • Vetiver 

P.S. Learn more about using essential oils as perfumes here

Cedarwood Scent 

Cedarwood’s scent is earthy and woodsy, but it can transform when it’s paired with another essential oil. It often mellows over time, becoming almost sweet. 

What is Diffusing Cedarwood Essential Oil Good for? 

What is cedarwood oil good for

Diffusing cedarwood is good for: 

  • Anxiety  
  • Stress 
  • Sleep 
  • Inspect repellant 

Cedarwood essential oil is also known for its sedative effect and is a mood-booster, reducing stress and relieving anxiety. 

Cedarwood may also be useful for hair loss, fungal conditions, skin and scalp problems (including acne and eczema and scars), inflammation, and arthritis, but to get these benefits you need to apply cedarwood topically, with a roller bottle

Dangers of Cedar Oil 

WebMD reports that cedarwood is “generally recognized as safe.” It’s also generally recognized as safe to diffuse (for short periods of time) around pets and small children. However, you might want to avoid cedarwood if you have cedar allergies. 

Cedarwood Essential Oil Side Effects 

Healthline.com states that that reports of skin irritation from topical use of cedarwood oil are rare. 

Cedarwood Essential Oils Spiritual Benefits 

Like most woodsy oils, cedarwood is considered very grounding. Giant cedar trees are rooted and grounded, and they’re able to fully surrender to and be in the moment. 

Likewise, cedarwood oils is considered very grounding and rooting. It helps you stand tall and strong while also maintaining flexibility, and surrendering to the process. 

Do Cedarwood and Lavender Blend?

Yes. Lavender is lighter and more floral and cedarwood is heavier and more grounding. Both also help with stress, anxiety, and sleep, and are incredibly soothing and comforting. You can diffuse four drops of lavender and four drops of cedarwood for an instant dose of calm.  

Is Cedarwood Good for Sleep? 

Cedarwood is great for sleep because it’s calming and helps to relieve anxiety. You can diffuse four drops of cedarwood with lavender or two drops of orange for a soothing, spa-like effect. 

Where Do You Put Cedarwood Oil for Sleep? 

You can diffuse cedarwood in your bedroom or you can use it in a roller bottle (here’s how to make your own roller bottle) and roll it on your big toe, the bottom of your feet, the base or top of your spine, or inside your wrists. A great cedarwood roller bottle recipe for sleep is 4 drops of cedarwood and four drops of lavender. Add your oils to a roller bottle, and top with fractionated coconut oil or carrier oil of choice.  

The Best Cedarwood Diffuser Blends for Sleep 

Cedarwood is great at helping you relax before sleep. It can also help you fall into deep sleep so that you can wake up feeling refreshed. 

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1. Pregnant Mama Night Time Sleep Support 

Oil user Wynne loves using cedarwood for sleep during pregnancy. She says, “Having oils and pretty rollers by my bedside to support me has been such a gift!”  

  • 5 drops cedarwood
  • 5 drops lavender
  • 5 drops Valor (see note below) 

Add drops to 300ml diffuser and top with water. Adjust as desired and diffuse before bed. 

Note: Valor is a Young Living blend, but if you don’t have it, you can use Balance from doTerra, or use 2 drops of frankincense, 1 drop of fir or spruce, 1 drop of blue tansy, and 1 drop of geranium. You can also just skip the Valor! 

2. Smile Real Big Diffuser Blend 

This blend is from our book Beyond Lavender, a crowd favorite☺️. Brooklyn Shaye J. writes, “Definitely a great book to start DIY your own magic and reference back to when needed!” 

  • 4 drops citrus blend 
  • 2 drops spearmint 
  • 2 drops cedarwood
  • 2 drops jasmine 

Add drops to 300ml diffuser and top with water. Adjust as desired and diffuse throughout the day. 

Note: You can use any combination of citrus oils if you don’t have a citrus blend! 

3. Sweet Winter Dreams 

This recipe was first featured in our 21 Favorite Deep Sleep Diffuser Blends post. Vetiver pairs really well with cedarwood because they’re both earthy and grounding. Together with lavender, it’s a dreamy diffuser recipe for winter or fall, or whenever you’re feeling disconnected. 

  • 7 drops lavender 
  • 3 drops cedarwood 
  • 3 drops vetiver  

Add drops to 300ml diffuser and top with water. Adjust as desired and diffuse before bed or meditation. 

4. Sleep All Night 

Patchouli is beloved for its masculine, musky scent. Some people don’t like it, but if you’re looking for a less feminine, floral scent profile, you’ll really love this blend! The chamomile pairs really well with the cedarwood to destress, soothe, and relieve pain. 

  • 6 drops cedarwood 
  • 6 drops patchouli 
  • 4 drops Roman chamomile 

Add drops to 300ml diffuser and top with water. Adjust ratios as desired. 

5. Soothing Slumber 

Another classic cedarwood diffuser combination is lavender, cedarwood, and frankincense. Frankincense is a powerful healing oil and pairs well with lavender and cedarwood’s peaceful effect. 

  • 4 drops lavender 
  • 3 drops cedarwood
  • 2 drops frankincense 

This ratio is best for a 300ml diffuser, but you can increase or decrease as needed. Start diffusing several hours before bed for best results. 

6. Liquid Sleep 

Marjoram isn’t a common oil, but it’s made from an herb that’s been in use for literally thousands of years. It’s especially good for pain; you can use cedarwood and marjoram together to help soothe pain so that you can sleep better. 

  • 4 drops cedarwood
  • 4 drops marjoram 
  • 4 drops lavender (optional) 

Add to a 300ml diffuser (add more or less oils depending on the size of your diffuser). 

7. Sleepytime with Peace & Calming (Young Living) 

If you have Young Living’s popular Peace & Calming blend on hand, you can pair it with cedarwood and lavender (optional) for a popular bedtime blend. 

  • 6 drops Peace & Calming 
  • 2 drops cedarwood
  • 2 drops lavender (optional) 

This ratio is best for a 300ml diffuser, but you can increase or decrease as needed. Start diffusing several hours before bed for best results. 

8. No Flowers Thank Yew 

This is a popular spring blend from our post 24 Spring Diffuser Blends We Can’t Stop Diffusing. It’s woodsy and masculine without any flower oils! But all three oils included help to focus and bring clarity. 

  • 4 drops rosemary 
  • 4 drops bergamot 
  • 2 drops cedarwood 

For best results, use in a 300ml diffuser. Or, adjust up or down as needed! 

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9. You Go, Clean Coco  

This recipe takes a classic combination (cedarwood + lavender) and adds a little floral + citrus excitement! This is a multi-layered recipe that helps increase confidence and courage and calm anxiety. 

  • 3 drops lavender
  • 3 drops cedarwood
  • 3 drops geranium
  • 3 drops orange 

Add drops to 300ml diffuser and top with water. Adjust ratios as desired. 

10. Sweet Fall 

Fall is a great time to diffuse cedarwood! And bergamot’s silky, gently citrusy aroma is a perfect match for cedarwood’s earthiness. 

  • 8 drops bergamot 
  • 6 drops cedarwood 

Add drops to 300ml diffuser and top with water. Adjust ratios as desired. 

11. Soothing Lilacs

The next best thing to the scent of lilacs on the spring breeze? This cedarwood diffuser recipe! 

  • 3 drops bergamot 
  • 3 drops lavender
  • 3 drops ylang ylang 
  • 1 drop cedarwood 

Add oils to a 300ml diffuser (add more or less oils as needed). 

12. Autumn Walk

Calling all fans of autumn! The woodsiness of rosemary and cedarwood pair perfectly with bergamot. Don’t forget your sweater! 

  • 4 drops bergamot
  • 3 drops cedarwood
  • 1 drop rosemary 

Add to a 300ml diffuser (add more or less oils depending on the size of your diffuser). 

13. Mountain Calm Morning

All you’ll need for this cedarwood diffuser blend is a cup of coffee and a blanket around your shoulders. The lemon and grapefruit bring joy and the rosemary brings focus and remembrance. 

  • 4 drops cedarwood
  • 3 drops lemon
  • 2 drops grapefruit
  • 2 drops rosemary 

This recipe is perfect for a 300ml diffuser, but of course you can adjust the recipe as needed/desired. 

14. Apple Pie 

OMG YAS. This blend is 100% guaranteed to make you smile (and, maybe, make you a little hungry…). 

  • 4 drops cinnamon
  • 3 drops lemon
  • 3 drops cedarwood 

Drop oils into your 300ml diffuser, then add water. Enjoy your apple pie!   

15. This Blend Deserves a Raise 

Whoever thought to add tangerine to the classic cedarwood + lavender combination deserves a raise. It’s great for during the day when you want to feel focused and peaceful, or at night, when you want to sleep well. 

  • 3 drops cedarwood
  • 3 drops lavender
  • 2 drops tangerine 

Add drops to your 300ml diffuser, but feel free to adjust up or down according to your personal preference. 

16. Sleep Like Your Husband 

Clary sage is the woman’s essential oil and helps with hormonal imbalances, low libido, and fertility. Use this blend if it’s PMS or menopausal insomnia keeping you awake at night! 

  • 4 drops clary sage
  • 3 drops lavender
  • 3 drops cedarwood

This ratio is best for a 300ml diffuser, but you can increase or decrease as needed. Start diffusing several hours before bed for best results. 

17. Bye Bad Smells 

Weird odors hit the road when you add this recipe to the diffuser! 

  • 4 drops cedarwood
  • 4 drops tea tree 
  • 4 drops wild orange 

For best results, use in a 300ml diffuser. Or, adjust up or down as needed! 

18. Crisp Mountain Wind 

Warning: don’t be surprised if you find a moose on your porch. 

  • 4 drops cedarwood
  • 3 drops peppermint
  • 3 drops siberian fir 

Add drops to 300ml diffuser and top with water. Adjust as desired.

19. Citrus Dreams 

Mmmmm this is such a unique and fun cedarwood diffuser blend! We love the unexpected combos of cedarwood, eucalyptus, citrus, and frankincense, and we especially love the healing, cleansing effect these oils have. Bye negativity, helllloooo peace and positivity. 

  • 2 drops cedarwood 
  • 3 drops eucalyptus 
  • 3 drops wild orange
  • 2 drops frankincense 

Perfect for a 300ml diffuser (medium diffuser), you can add additional drops of each oil for a larger diffuser, or fewer drops for a smaller diffuser. 

20. Mood Lifter 

This combination of cool citrus oils with earthy cedarwood is an instant smile-generator. Use whenever you’re feeling down or blue.  

  • 5 drops cedarwood
  • 3 drops lemongrass
  • 3 drops wild orange 

This recipe is for a 300ml diffuser, but you can add more or less of each oil depending on your preferences or the size of your diffuser. This also makes a great blend for a roller bottle

21. Savor the Moments

Add this recipe to your diffuser and remember to breathe deep, and live mindfully in the present

  • 4 drops grapefruit
  • 4 drops lime 
  • 2 drops cedarwood 

Add drops to 300ml diffuser and (add more or less depending on the size of your diffuser) and top with water.

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