Learn about the benefits of cedarwood essential oil for hair.

The Amazing Benefits Of Cedarwood Essential Oil

Cedarwood essential oil doesn’t get enough credit, in our opinion. It’s not as well-known as its more popular counterparts, like tea tree, peppermint, or eucalyptus. However, just because it isn’t well-known doesn’t mean it’s not awesome. 

In fact, cedarwood essential oil is one of the components that makes our Hidden Waterfall bars so incredible. Let’s have a chat about the amazing benefits of cedarwood essential oil. 

Grow, Baby, Grow!

Cedarwood essential oil helps your hair grow. If you’re looking to add some length to your locks or just want to encourage healthy growth, cedarwood essential oil is an ingredient you should look for. 

Combine cedarwood essential oil with the Longsheng rice the women of the Red Yao tribe credit for their astoundingly long, healthy locks, and you’ll be in for lots and lots of growth. 

Reduces Hair Loss

Cedarwood essential oil doesn’t only help your hair grow. It also helps you keep the hair you have. That’s because it reduces hair loss. 

It’s even made it into medical treatment for alopecia areata. This National Institutes of Health study found a mixture of cedarwood, rosemary, thyme, and lavender essential oils successfully treated alopecia areata. 

If you’re seeing too many strands in your brush or the shower drain, cedarwood essential oil could be your new best friend. 

Improves Eczema And Combats Dandruff

Cedarwood oil is naturally anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and antiseptic, so it helps soothe scalp irritation and keep infection-causing microbes at bay. That’s important because if you already have an itchy scalp, it’s hard not to give in to the urge to scratch it, which could create sores and allow infection to enter. 

Cedarwood oil also acts to reduce dandruff, so in addition to toning down the inflammation in your scalp, you’ll also see fewer flakes falling onto your shoulders. If eczema and dandruff are problems for you, you may also be interested in reading our post about other ingredients in our bars that help decrease dandruff. 

Wards Off Bugs

Let’s be honest, no one likes to talk or even think about having lice, but odds are you’ve dealt with the annoying little critters at some point, especially if you have children in school. And you probably realize how hard they are to get rid of. 

As it turns out, cedarwood essential oil is insecticidal, making it a natural and safe way to ward off pests. In fact, cedarwood essential oil even forms the basis of some natural head lice treatments. So, if we can get all the other awesome benefits of cedarwood essential oil and make it less likely lice take up residence on our scalps, we’re all for it. 

Hidden Waterfall is also great for kids. Just sayin’. 


Who knew one essential oil could provide so many benefits for your hair? We don’t know about you, but we’re pretty glad that someone thought to extract oil from cedar trees. 

Ready to see what cedarwood essential oil can do for you? Try our Hidden Waterfall bars, and then leave a review to let us know what you think!

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