You need to be able to concentrate when you have a lot to do in a short period of time. Keeping your energy focused on what you need to achieve is vital to productivity. Cedarwood oil is a very effective essential oil to focus your energy. Cedar Wood oil is thought to be the most primitive oil used in mummification by ancient Egyptians. They also used to use this oil for medicinal, cosmetic and embalming purposes.

Cedarwood oil has a calming effect and a soothing, earthy smell. It is lauded as an effective oil to help focus during long work days and during homework sessions. Try it at reading time with your kids.


Using Cedarwood Essential Oil to Focus Your Natural Energy:

  • Topical
    Apply and massage 1-5 drops on temples, forehead, neck and wrists.
  • Fill The Air
    Add 10-15 drops to a diffuser, oil burner or metal bowl of boiling water. The steamed cedarwood oil will fill the air. Just sit near it, breathe and relax.
  • Direct From Bottle

    Just open a bottle of cedarwood oil and take 3-5 inhalations 3-5 times per day. This is a great way to promote focused energy while at work, at school or on the move.

DIY Cedarwood Essential Oil

To make cedarwood oil, put cedar leaves in a pot, with a vegetable steamer on top of leaves and enough water to cover leaves. Put a small cup inside steamer and put pot lid on upside-down. Boil water on high. Water will condense and evaporate. Put 4-6 ice cubes in the upside down pot lid. Turn stove off once ice melts. Using pot holders, remove lid, dump ice water and remove glass cup. Your oil is in the cup/ Separate water from the oil using a separating funnel. Pour oil into a (ideally dark) glass bottle.

Alternatively, you can put cedar leaves in a bottle or jar and fill with high grade alcohol, almond oil or coconut oil, seal and store for one week. Strain the plant matter out before using.