ce·dar·wood | \ˈsē-dər-ˌwu̇d \

Definition of cedarwood 

: the wood of a cedar that is especially repellent to insects

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For stress and anxiety: Lavender, cedarwood, lemon, bergamot, orange, and valerian. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Essential Oils for Beginners: How to Use Them Safely in Your Beauty Routine," 7 May 2018 Alternatives include ylang-ylang, bergamot, cedarwood, vetiver, frankincense, and Roman Chamomile. Karen Campbell, BostonGlobe.com, "Trouble sleeping? Let your senses be your guide," 12 July 2018 The notes include watermelon, bergamot, juicy pineapple, apple blossom, peony petals, fresh jasmine, cedarwood, sunkissed amber, and musk. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kim Kardashian Is Dropping Three New Perfumes Inspired By Her Kimojis," 9 July 2018 Made in small batches in Portland, this all-natural oil aims to get energy flowing with scents of cedarwood, sage, lavender, grapefruit and peppermint. Sara Kennedy, The Seattle Times, "Father’s Day gifts for dads with Seattle style," 8 June 2018 New Job will get anyone excited for their next gig with its paper, cedarwood and leather scent that's finished with a hint of citrus. Country Living, "These Candles Will Remind You of Your Favorite Childhood Memories," 8 Aug. 2017 This limited-edition fragrance is fragile and soft with notes of cedarwood, lily, and tarragon. Allure, "The 22 Prettiest Valentine's Day Beauty Gifts," 29 Jan. 2018 Or ask one of the staff to create a blend for your stay (complimentary for guests) — the lavender, cedarwood, and chamomile blend works wonders for relaxing. Kari Bodnarchuk, BostonGlobe.com, "Cedarbrook Lodge is Seattle’s airport hideaway," 13 Mar. 2018 Fornasetti’s earthy cedarwood and lavender fragrance, has a cheekier design. Ashley Weatherford, The Cut, "Which Expensive Beauty Products Are Actually Worth Your Money?," 26 Oct. 2017

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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