Our Hero Ingredient: Cedarwood Oil & How it Works

What Is It?

Our natural cedarwood essential oil is extracted from the wood of the juniper tree (Juniperus mexicana) from Texas.

Why Do We Use It?
  • Cedarwood oil repels and kills scent-driven insects, such as mosquitos, fleas, and ticks. 
  • These insects, as well as many others, need the pheromone octopamine to maintain necessary life functions (respiration, metabolism, reproduction, movement, etc.) the cedarwood oil blocks the octopamine receptors causing the insects to die. Fortunately, beneficial insects like bees and butterflies are not affected. 
  • The oil from cedarwood also alters insect pH balance, breaks down the fat that insects need to survive, causing death. 
  • Cedarwood oil is very effective at leaching moisture from targeted insects which eventually dries them out and kills them.

    Frequently Asked Questions regarding Cedarwood Oil: 

    Q: What insects does cedarwood oil kill & repel?

    A: Ticks, Fleas, Mosquitoes, Chiggers, Moths, Spiders, Stink Bugs, Powder Post Beetles, Roaches & many more!

    Q: Is cedarwood oil a pesticide (kills on contact) or a repellent?

    A: Good news folks, it’s both! In the liquid form, cedarwood oil kills insects on contact. Once it has dried, it becomes a potent natural repellent. 

    Q: Does cedarwood oil kill beneficial insects like bees?

    A: No, the ability to kill many pests without harming bees and other beneficial insects is the KEY property of this ingredient. 

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