Cedarwood Atlas Essential Oil
Botanical binomial: Cedrus atlantica
Other names: Atlantic Cedar, Moroccan Cedarwood
Country of Origin: Morocco
Part of plant used in production: Wood
Methods of production: Steam Distillation
Description: A tall (up to 40 meter) evergreen tree believed to have originated from the famous Lebanon cedars which were prized building wood that symbolizes fertility and abundance of the land.
Characteristics: Cedarwood Atlas oil is a viscous deep amber with a sweet, warm scent and a woody-balsamic note.
Properties: Antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, expectorant, insecticide, sedative.
Constituents: Atlantone, caryophyllene, cedrol, cadinene
Uses: This warm, calming oil is useful for balancing energies and managing anger, stress and nervous tension. It is a good hair tonic for dandruff and alopecia. Cedarwood greatly benefits the respiratory system, soothing bronchitis, and coughs. It's antiseptic properties benefit the bladder and kidneys.
Safety: For external use only. Should be diluted prior to skin application. Avoid contact with eyes and mouth. May cause skin irritation for some individuals, a skin patch test is recommended prior to use. Consult your healthcare professional before using essential oils during pregnancy.