Cedarwood Essential Oil Blends Well With…

Cedarwood oil has a fresh, botanical, woody scent and blends well with many other oils. Cedarwood essential oil blends well with so many oils in your DIY oil kit and brings a wealth of benefits. Diffuser and bath blends, balms, hair masks, and more! 

So I’m going to run through all the oils that blend well with cedarwood essential oil. 

Let’s get the quick answer first so you can get started straight away! 

Cedarwood’s woody, fresh, balsamic aroma blends well with floral or citrus essential oils to balance its heady spiciness, like Bergamot, Lavender, Chamomile, Cypress, Lemon, and ylang-ylang. It also blends well with Eucalyptus, Sandalwood, Thyme, Basil, Cinnamon, Patchouli and Vetiver 

So here’s the shortlist first to help you more easily understand the oils cedarwood blends well with and a summary of how they work together before we head into more detail. 

  • Bergamot – Supports the mind 
  • Ylang ylang – Restores and calms 
  • Eucalyptus – Eases congestion 
  • Vetiver – Bug repellent
  • Sandalwood – Balances hormones 
  • Petitgrain – Treats dry hair 
  • Lavender – Helps with insomnia 
  • Chamomile – Promotes wound healing 
  • Thyme – Perfect for acne breakouts 
  • Lemon – Spring cleaning 
  • Clary sage – Supports menstruation 
  • Cypress – Helps to increase confidence 
  • Basil – Soothes headaches 
  • Cinnamon – Spicy and cleansing diffuser blend 
  • Frankincense –  Relax and restore 
  • Patchouli – Helps control sebum

Cedarwood can be used individually or combined with other oils

Cedarwood essential oil has a wealth of benefits and an uplifting, botanical aroma to put you in mind of a walk through a pine forest! 

Either you can use cedarwood essential oil individually – or with a variety of other essential oils as a blend.  

It tends to blend well with other floral or citrus oils to balance its balsamic aroma.

Cedarwood essential oil blends well with…

Below I’ve shared the list of essential oils that blend well with Cedarwood oil. 

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my favorite ceramic burner and power-packed cedarwood oil!


Bergamot is one of my favorite essential oils that blend well with Cedarwood essential oil.

Bergamot oil is calming in nature and contains soothing properties which combine beautifully with the uplifting scent of cedarwood. 

The sweet citrus aroma of bergamot brings a warm note when blended with the woody fragrance of cedarwood.

Cedarwood essential oil blends well with Bergamot to:

  • Support the mind and body 
  • Ease tension
  • Lift mood 
  • Clear the air 
  • Aid in concentration 

Use cedarwood and bergamot together in a diffuser blend for studying. 

Focus diffuser blend 

  • 5 drops cedarwood 
  • 5 drops bergamot
  • 200mL distilled of just boiled water 

Bergamot and Cedarwood can combine in a relaxing essential massage. In scientific studies, massage is found to be the best way to use oils to reduce feelings of anxiety and bring calm. 

Bergamot’s citrus scent combines beautifully with the more botanical Cedarwood for a ‘walk through a mountain orange groves’ kind of feeling! 

Bergamot is frequently used in aromatherapy to treat anxiety.

It also helps with decreasing inflammation and also lowers cholesterol levels. 

This combined with the mood-enhancing qualities of cedarwood help to calm and rejuvenate. 

Blissful orange grove massage blend 

  • 5 drops of bergamot or orange oil 
  • 3 drops of cedarwood oil 
  • 1 Tablespoon of your favourite carrier oil. ( I love almond or jojoba for this blend) 

Mix well in a glass jar or saucer and massage well into temples, soles of the feet neck, and back area

Ylang ylang

For those looking to find out which oils cedarwood essential oil blends well with, Ylang ylang’s beautiful enchanting floral scent is a perfect match.

Its heady floral aroma is balanced by the fresher cedarwood and mixed. 

Cedarwood essential oil blends well with ylang ylang to: 

  • Promote relaxation
  • Decrease blood pressure 
  • Kill bacteria
  • Cleanse and purify 
  • Restore and calm 

Blended with cedarwood, ylang ylang is a powerful antioxidant and antibacterial so is perfect for DIY cleaning blends. 

The slightly fruity and floral scent of ylang-ylang is an ideal companion to the faintly woody scent of cedarwood.

Ylang ylang essential oil is sweet, floral with soft, vanilla undertones making it an ideal partner for cedarwood essential oil. 

The two oils combined are useful in treating depression, fears, and anger.

Try one of my go-to massage blends to relax and restore. 

For some instant calm and relaxation: 

  • Add two drops of cedarwood in one tablespoon of carrier oil and three drops of Ylang-ylang.
  • Rub it into your hands gently. Sit calmly and cover your nose with your hands and inhale it for four to five minutes.

This cedarwood and ylang-ylang blend is perfect to use in an electronic or ceramic diffuser, added to a warm running bath or shower. 

For more tips on how to use a diffuser, pop by my other helpful article. 

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It’s not surprising that Eucalyptus oil has made it onto my list of oils cedarwood essential oil blends well with, Eucalyptus essential oil is well known for aiding congestion and is also useful in repelling bugs! 

It’s clear aroma is perfect when blended with cedarwood’s heady balsamic properties to give instant relief from colds and flu. 

Both cedarwood and eucalyptus blend beautifully with a little citrus, like lemon or orange, for a little zing and to help support the immune system.  

Cedarwood flu buster diffuser blend 

  • One drop of the Cedarwood 
  • three drops of eucalyptus oil 
  • 3 drops lemon
  • 300mL distilled water or boiled, cooled kettle water 

If you’re suffering from congestion in the chest, then this combination of Cedarwood and eucalyptus oil will help wonderfully.

This is one of my go-to cold remedies blending both the powerful antioxidant and antibacterial properties of cedarwood and eucalyptus. 

Cedarwood and eucalyptus flu balm 

Simply rub two cedarwood drops with three drops of eucalyptus and two tablespoons of carrier oil on your chest.

Alternatively, or add it to a warm running bath or shower. 

For more of my Best Essential Oils To Boost The Immune System, head over to my other helpful article for bath, diffuser, and massage blends. 

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Vetiver oil can help with stress, improve blood circulation and also be effective against fungal infections.  This is why its on my list of oils that Cedarwood essential oil blends well with.

Cedarwood blends well with this power-packed oil bringing both comfort and rejuvenation.

Vetiver smells woody, earthy, dry, and smoky. Imagine cutting grass on a warm day! So cedarwood’s clean, botanical scent mixes perfectly. 

Cedarwood essential oil blends well with vetiver to: 

  • Help the body to relax from tension, 
  • Provide natural therapy for the treatment of insomnia.
  • Clean and purify  
  • Improve focus and alertness 
  • Create a handy tick repellant 

Cedarwood and vetiver blend tick balm 

  • 3 drops of cedarwood oil 
  • 2 drops vetiver oil 
  • 1 drop lemongrass oil 
  • 1 tablespoon of jojoba oil 

Mix all oils together in a glass jar or saucer and apply to bites. 

To keep ticks away, pop a drop each of cedarwood and vetiver on your shirt cuff, under your bobble hat, or on the top of your socks. 

More bug repellents, pop by another of my helpful articles covering How To Use Essential Oils In Your Garden 


Sandalwood is useful for strengthening the immune system, reducing inflammation, and calming the mind. 

Sandalwood may also help with acne due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

Sandalwood and cedarwood combined are often mixed in fragrances. Sandalwood’s rich, earthy and slightly spicy tones blend well with the crisper fragrance of cedarwood. 

Cedarwood essential oils blends well with sandalwood to: 

  • Help with acne
  • Balance hormones
  • Keep skin clear 
  • Give a woody, earthy, spicy scent to fragrances 
  • Moisturize  

This fragrant beard oil is one of my favorite products to make for Mr. Willowyard! 

Cedarwood beard oil 

  • 3 drops sandalwood
  • 2 drops cedarwood 
  • 1 tablespoon of jojoba or coconut oil 

Mix all ingredients well in a screw-topped jar or a saucer, rub a teaspoon of mix into your hands and stroke through the beard, or run the prongs of a beard comb through the blend and apply. 


Petitgrain has a pleasing orange aroma and is packed full of antioxidants. 

Cedarwood essential oil blends well with petitgrain to: 

  • Bring calm 
  • Relax muscles 
  • Antioxidant power 
  • Detoxify 
  • Moisturising 
  • Treatment for dry hair 

Cedarwood blends well with petitgrain as they both share similar properties. 

Aroma-wise, the slightly citrusy petitgrain compliments the ‘fresh mountain air’ scent from cedarwood. 

Together in a diffuser, they can invoke thoughts of autumn and the holidays. 

I love this beautifully uplifting hair mask which helps to control flyaway hair and add a moisture boost to dry hair.  Perfect for some winter hair care to combat the effects of indoor heating. 

lady washing hair with cedarwood

Cedar wood and petitgrain hair mask 

  • 2 drops cedarwood 
  • 3 drops petitgrain 
  • 2 drops orange or bergamot 
  • 1tablespoon of coconut oil 

Warm coconut oil in a Bain Marie until it’s liquified ( a small bowl over a saucepan of simmering water). Then carefully mix in the oils. Let the mixture thicken slightly before combing through your hair. Leave for 30 minutes to an hour. 


Lavender essential oil requires little introduction. It’s not surprising it’s considered the most versatile and popular oil used in aromatherapy.

Both of these hard-working oils share many of the same properties. 

The sweeter floral smell of lavender blends beautifully with the more balsamic aroma of cedarwood. 

Cedarwood essential oil and lavender mix well together to: 

  • Cleanse and purify 
  • Help with fungal infections
  • Combat allergies
  • Relieve depressive symptoms 
  • Reduce nausea
  • Help with Insomnia 
  • Provide eczema treatment 
  • Promote relaxation.

Cedarwood essential oil blends well with Lavender, as they both possess woody and earthy aromas.

Cedarwood blends perfectly with Lavender’s floral, light, and sweet smell. 

Mixed together they are a powerhouse in releasing high-stress levels.

Lavender and cedarwood relaxing body lotion 

  • 6 drops Lavender 
  • 4 drops of Cedarwood 
  • 40z bottle of neutral-smelling body lotion.

Learn more about the power of blending Lavender and Tea tree and check out another of my helpful articles. 

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Chamomile has been a staple in essential oil for centuries.

Cedarwood essential oil blends well with chamomile to: 

  • Aid digestive issues 
  • Help the body to heal wounds
  • Reduce anxiety 
  • Aid sleep
  • Combat depression 
  • Heal acne scars 
  • Smooth skin tone 

In a diffuser blend, cedarwood and chamomile oil can help relax and induce restorative sleep. 

Cedarwoods crisp clean medicated fragrance is tempered by the sweetness of chamomile for a freshly mown lawn feel! 

Cedarwood and chamomile relaxing diffuser blend 

  • 3 drops of cedarwood 
  • 3 drops of chamomile 
  • 200mL of distilled water or from a boiled and cooled kettle 


Thyme essential oil is frequently used for adding flavor to the food and is a heavyweight when it comes to the immune system. 

Cedarwood essential oil blends well with Thyme to: 

  • Deliver anti fungal and anti-inflammatory benefits 
  • Provide antibacterial power 
  • Help with skin breakouts and acne 
  • Supports a strong immune system 

Thymes herbal aroma mixes with cedarwood to put you in mind of a walk through mountain herbs! 

Cedarwood and Thyme breakout balm 

Mix all ingredients in a screw-topped jar or a saucer and apply with cotton wool or muslin to any affected areas 

I also like to use this blend for a scalp massage. Make sure to rinse well. 

If you’d like to know more about the science behind how and why essential oils support the immune system, pop by and take a look. 

cedarwood break out balm
cedarwood break out balm to calm and restore skin


Lemon essential oil is a bright citrus essential oil with a wealth of properties such as limonene. 

Cedarwood essential oil and lemon blend well to: 

  • Add antioxidants 
  • May help to detoxify the liver 
  • Cleanse 
  • Nourishment to dry skin 
  • Helps to combat free radical damage 
  • Brings calm 
  • Helps with feelings of anxiety 
  • Cleanses and removes bacteria 

The crisp aroma of lemon oil compliments the more woody herbal aroma of cedarwood to bring the outdoors in! 

In this floor cleaning blend, the cleansing and odor destroying properties of both cedarwood and lemon combine. It’s one of my favorites for spring cleaning!

Cedarwood and lemon power boost floor cleaner 

  • 3 drops of cedarwood oil 
  • 3 drops of lemon 
  • 2 drops black spruce 
  • Add to 500mL of water 

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Clary sage

Clary sage essential oil is known for its ability to balance female hormones.

Cedarwood and clary sage mix well together to: 

  • Bring clarity 
  • Balance hormones 
  • Increases ease of expression 
  • May help with asthma symptoms 
  • Increase sex drive 

When blended with cedarwood essential oil blends, the properties of both essential oils combine to increase their benefits. 

Cedarwood’s balsamic, woody scent combined with the faint lavender and leather smell of clary sage, make it a perfect rollerball scent. 

This blend will help you to focus and also balances hormones before and after menstruation. This is also a good blend to add to a lava bracelet  

Cedarwood and clary sage rollerball blend 

  • 2 drops of cedarwood
  • 4 drops clary sage
  • Fill rollerball with witch hazel, distilled or rose water 

Add 3 drops of each oil to 1teaspoon of jojoba or coconut and add to a warm bath or shower before date night. 


This is a citrus-related plant. Its oil has been used for medicinal purposes in various parts of the world for many centuries.

Cedarwood essential mixes well with cypress to: 

  • Provide anti inflammatory help
  • Bring antiseptic properties 
  • Even out skin tone 
  • Assists with good skin tone 
  • Flushes out excess fluids and toxins 
  • Promotes good blood circulation 
  • Brings optimism and confidence 

Cypress oil’s orange, lemon and lime scent, works beautifully with cedarwood’s cleansing and purifying aroma.

Cypress and cedarwood diffuser blend 

Blend 5 drops of both oils and add to 200mL of water and diffuse for an hour before an interview


Basil oil is a fresh herbaceous oil packed full of anti-oxidants 

Cedarwood essential oil and basil blend well to:

  • Stimulate the mind
  • Aid clear thinking 
  • Calm a busy mind
  • Soothe headaches 
  • Repel insects 
  • Reduce odour 

Basil has a gorgeous warm and spicy herbal scent which is immediately uplifting. Together with the zing of cedarwood’s fresh aroma both oils blend perfectly in diffuser recipes.

I love this blend when I am relaxing after a busy day to clear the air and if I might have a headache coming on. 

Clear the air diffuser blend 

  • 5 drops basil
  • 5 drops of cedarwood 
  • 3 drops nutmeg 

Cinnamon bark oil 

Cinnamon bark oil not only smells like pumpkins and spice, and is prized for its gorgeous fragrance but it’s also packed full of amazing antioxidants. 

Cedarwood essential oil and cinnamon blend well together to: 

  • Create spicy and cleansing diffuser blends 
  • Help with respiratory issues
  • Calm coughs 
  • Bring antimicrobial, antibacterial and antifungal properties 
  • Disinfect 
  • Help with oral health 
  • Blend as a decongestant 

For more information on the science behind how and why essential oils can support the immune system, head right over to find out!

Cedar wood and cinnamon anti Bac spray 

  • 5 drops cedarwood 
  • 6 drops of cinnamon 
  • 10oz spray bottle filled with distilled water or boiled and cooled water from a kettle 

Add both oils to a spray bottle and use them for surfaces such as counters, floors, cupboard doors in bathrooms and kitchens. 

Cedarwood and Lemon Anti Bac spray
cedarwood and lemon anti-bac spray ready for cleaning day!


A valuable essential oil extracted from trees belonging to the genus Boswellia. Frankincense oil has long been used for medicinal purposes and also as an ingredient in incense.

Cedarwood essential oil blends well with Frankincense to: 

  • Promote calm and relaxation 
  • Help with acne breakouts 
  • Moisturise skin 
  • Help with seasonal allergies 
  • Support cellular function 
  • Immune support 

Frankincense spicy aromatic aroma is balanced by the woody freshness of cedarwood.

Frankincense calming diffuser blend 

  • 6 drops Frankincense 
  • 3 drops cedarwood 
  • 3 drops lavender 
  • 200 mL of distilled water or water boiled and cooled from a kettle 

I love this beautifully relaxing blend because it’s just perfect for winding down at the end of a busy day. 

I often run my diffuser on for an hour while cooking an evening meal to help me relax or when getting ready for bed. 

For more amazing benefits Frankincense has for supporting a sluggish immune system check out my helpful article, Frankincense Oil For The Immune System 

If you’d like to find out more about what you can put in a diffuser,or how to use a diffuser, pop by and discover more.


This ancient oil comes from a tropical plant of the mint family. 

Cedarwood essential oil and patchouli blend well to: 

  • Repel insects 
  • Moisturize skin 
  • Reduce stress 
  • Balances sebum levels  

The cool morning air aroma of cedarwood and the spicy aromatics of patchouli blend perfectly in diffusers. 

Together they are a powerhouse in repelling pesky insects ruining your beach bbq or cocktails in your backyard! 

Cedarwood and patchouli insect repellent 

  • 10 drops patchouli
  • 10 drops of cedarwood
  • 2 drops of lemon 
  • Witch hazel 
  • 4oz amber spray bottle 

Mix all oils, then add witch hazel or distilled water to fill a 4pz amber spray bottle 

Apply the mixture to the pulse points at the wrists and behind the ears. Hand it out to your guests as the sun goes down! 

For more ways, you can use essential oils to help keep your garden bug-free, do pop by and take a look.

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I hope this has helped you understand that cedarwood essential oil blends well with a number of other essential oils to bring a wealth of benefits

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