Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 23
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ToddB Exactly what I had hoped it would be
Most of my purchases start by reading reviews. As with almost all products the reviews for this oil were mixed. Some people complained about it being too strong, or "not like cedar".
Well, my opinion is that unless the manufacturer is lying that's BUNK. The can clearly states that it's 100% cedar oil steamed from cedar wood. That being the case, there's no "turpentine" or any other solvent.
I found this to smell EXACTLY like the cedar lining that is stocked next to the can. It's eastern red cedar oil. Period.
I mainly wanted to use the oil to darken or enrich the color of the cedar that I installed in a blanket chest and it did that just fine. It's not super rich, like you might get with boiled linseed oil, but you don't want to put anything on cedar that would block the natural oils. I did expect more of a sheen, but that's not what happens. Once it dries (quickly, hours) it's pretty flat.
I do think it's a bit expensive, but it goes a long way and I'm sure it's a pricey process to extract from the wood.
November 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Brand532 Great product does was it says
Read some reviews before I bought it, don't know why you would leave a review if you didn't use it. Use the recommended sandpaper (I used 150) and wipe with a damp cloth (water) to open up the wood for the oil. No it doesn't smell like cedar WOOD in the can, but it's the real deal. if the wood was previously sealed or if moth balls were used 150 grit may not be enough. And no the room doesn't have to be vacuum sealed in order for it to be effective, its a deterrent. Moths and quite a few other critters seem to hate it. 20 plus years and no issues where previously there was.
December 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gto4 Cedar Oil
I recently purchased an antique bedroom set with a musty smell. I wiped down the drawers of the chest and dresser and it gave a very lovely "old cedar" smell. I then wiped down my old cedar chests. Great product.
August 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rufess Fleas
This product also kills fleas. Great for dogs and safe but not recommended for cats. Google this cedar oil and you'll be happy you did.
July 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shaggy Cedar Oil
We used it on some aromatic cedar as well as regular cedar. On the southern (non-aromatic) cedar it made it turn from the light tan/brown to more of the eastern's reddish color. It also added that nice cedar smell to it. i used the 1x4 (actually 3/4x3.5) cedar boards from HD and used it as toe molding. House has that woodsy smell and should also keep roaches and most bugs from the house without needing to spray POISON around the family or dogs. After it dries for a few days it still had made the eastern and southern boards have a slightly more reddish tint but on the southern cedar it had a slightly more brownish darker color than before treatment. *NOTE: picture shows wood when wet, it is less noticeable when dry, but still can tell difference)
May 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SouthernRain Brings old cedar back to a rich red color and smell like freshly cut wood. Love it!
Bought this to restore and 100+ year old antique cedar chest that has lost it's smell and red cedar looked. I used half of the container to revitalize the wood. I believe it was because the wood was so old and dry. Smell is restored and amazing!!! The color of the old cedar wood is restored back to like new also. Very happy with this purchase.
December 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DedicatedDIYer I wish we had "Smell-O-Photos"!
My husband and I have an older home. We've been replacing, repairing and renovating for 20+ years. I am currently converting a spare bedroom into my walk in closet/dressing room. I purchased Giles and Kendall Cedar Oil to use in place of polyurethane. As you can see, it brings out the natural beauty of the wood, it smells AMAZING and provides an added bonus of insect/moth protection. Great bang for the buck! Home Depot is our go-to-store for our personal and business needs and once again, you have not let me down. I normally shop, in store. This product was only available on line. Shipped much faster than they indicated. Packaged well and received in great condition. In store and on line...winner, either way!
(I love my Cordele, Ga store. Every member in the store is pleasant, knowledgable and always helpful.) Thank you, HD!
Sincerely, your loyal and satisfied customer
October 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jas Great to have!
Reactivate cedar blocks to freshen up closets. Goes a long way!
August 18, 2015