Know What Research Has to Say About the Benefits of Cedarwood Oil for Hair & Scalp Health

  • 20 March 2019

The essence of cedar like many botanical extracts used for essential oils, offers a wide range of medicinal and healing benefits. Modern research literature has given support for the therapeutic value of cedarwood oil for scalp and hair health.

These notable characteristics of cedarwood oil make it beneficial for such a wide range of common health concerns including hair loss, stress, skin problems, infections and much more.



What Is Cedarwood Essential Oil?

Cedarwood oil is extracted from cypress, pine, and coniferous trees through the process of steam distillation and from the wood pieces of a cedar tree.

A popular type of cedarwood essential oil comes from the Eastern red cedar, also known as pencil cedar. Cedarwood essential oil contains components which add a great deal to its wonderful health benefits.

What is the essential oil cedarwood used for? What are the benefits of cedarwood oil? You’re about to find out!

What Researchers Say About Effect of Cedarwood Essential Oil on Hair Loss

Various researches have been undertaken by researchers to check how effective cedarwood oil is for hair and the results of these researches have been wonderful and positive. Improvement in hair loss and hair regrowth has been found in the results and also that the essential oils help those suffering with hair loss, compared to using carrier oils alone.

Hair loss


Cedarwood oil is known for doing wonders for your hair. Cedarwood essential oil increases circulation to the scalp and encourages the hair follicles. This slows down the hair loss and contributes to hair growth. Herbalists and hair experts often recommend cedarwood essential oil for hair loss, various types of alopecia and thinning hair. Applying cedarwood oil, in combination with the essential oils from rosemary, thyme and lavender to the scalp improves hair growth of people with hair loss after seven months of treatment. You can add cedarwood oil to your shampoo or conditioner to take full advantage of this possible benefit, or also just massage the oil into your scalp with coconut oil and let it soak in your hair for 30 minutes before washing off.

Dry scalp


Cedarwood essential oil is also recommended to give good results to improve a flaky or dry scalp. This tree-derived oil can encourage the scalp and increases circulation. To take advantage of this cedarwood essential oil benefit, mix two drops of it with coconut oil to create a mixture with moisturizing and antifungal properties. Add the mixture to your scalp, and massage it in for five minutes. Let it sit on your scalp for 30 minutes and then wash it out to get the best results.

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