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What is Wood Oil?

Wood oil is a protective and decorative wood finish, which can be applied over the top of wood stains or directly to bare wood and timber. Its protective qualities are not as durable as varnishes, but they are heavily favoured by woodworkers for bringing out the wood’s character with a pleasantly contrasting sheen over the wood grain.


Benefits of Wood Oil

Essential oil for sleep

When used as an aromatherapy treatment, cedarwood oil may have sedative qualitiesTrusted Source, making it beneficial for alleviating occasional insomnia. Try using cedarwood oil as an aromatherapy treatment or add a few drops to a hot bath prior to going to bed.

Oil for anxiety

According to an animal study reported in Physiology and BehaviorTrusted Source, the cedrol in cedarwood oil may have a soothing effect on mood, making it beneficial for anxiety, and reducing stress.

Aromatherapy treatment

Try inhaling cedarwood essential oil directly from the bottle, or sprinkling a small amount on a towel or cloth and placing that under your pillow.

You can also add cedarwood oil to an atomizer bottle and spray it on dried flowers or a lightbulb to gently scent your home.

Try mixing cedarwood oil with other soothing scents, such as lavender.

Oil as a cologne

The soothing, woodsy scent of cedarwood oil has made it a popular ingredient in colognes and aftershaves.

If you wish to use cedarwood essential oil as your personal fragrance, dot diluted oil gently behind your ears, or on your wrists or underarms. You can also add a few drops to products you currently use.

Use of Wood Oil

Use a diffuser

Diffusing is one of the most popular ways to use essential oils.

You can make a quick, safe room scent by putting a few drops of Wood essential oil into a diffuser filled with water. Once the device is turned on, the diffuser then releases cool steam.

You can purchase a diffuser online.


Inhale it

If you don’t have a diffuser on hand, you may still reap the aromatic benefits of Wood essential oil through inhalation.

Simply pour a couple of drops on a tissue, and hold the tissue in front of your face while you inhale deeply through your nose.

You can also try holding the bottle of essential oil underneath your nose.


Apply it topically

Wood essential oil may be used topically, either through direct application or via a massage.

It’s important to dilute Wood essential oil with a carrier oil before applying directly to your skin. Add a tablespoon of almond, jojoba, or coconut oil to a few drops of Wood essential oil.

You can also use this combination for a patch test 24 hours beforehand to make sure you’re not sensitive to Wood



IMPORTANT: All Brilliant Scents products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner.