By Contributing Writer

Cedar oil is produced from three types of tree families: junipers, Thuja and cedars. Cedar oils are extracted from the leaves, the bark and the berries, with one of two key processes -- either distillation or chemical extraction. The oil is an aromatic essential oil that has been used holistically to treat respiratory illnesses, alleviate nervous tension and to repel insects. While the process of extracting the oil can be somewhat tedious, it is quite simple to make a cedar oil.

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Make Cedar Oil

Step 1

Pour Jojoba oil into the plastic bottle. Fill it to within about two inches from the neck spout. Jojoba oil has the highest transdermal effect (absorbs into the skin) of any carrier oil, making it an excellent choice to increase the potency of your homemade oil.

Step 2

Add at least 36 drops of 100 percent cedar essential oil to the Jojoba carrier oil. It is up to you how strong to make your cedar oil.Shake the mixture so the cedar essence is absorbed into the base oil. To test your oil, pour a drop of your solution on your arm. Use your nose and your intuition. If it seems aromatic and strong enough, you are through. If your want a stronger solution, add nine drops at a time of the cedar essential oil, always testing the results before adding another nine drops.

Use your cedar oil in a variety of ways to bring enjoyment and health to you and your loved ones. You may douse cotton balls and put this cedar ball around your closet floor to deter moths; in a corner of your kitchen counter to discourage ants from coming into your food preparation area; and on your skin, as a natural but highly effective repellent for flies and mosquitoes.

Step 4

Store your cedar oil in a cool, dark place. A closet or pantry is a good choice. It is nontoxic so your may stock it with foodstuff. If you store your oil carefully, it will stay fresh for up to two years.