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: Atlantica 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.
Blends well with: Bergamot, cinnamon, cypress, frankincense, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, neroli, patchouli, rose, orange, sandalwood, and ylang-ylang.
Interesting Facts: Cedar's resin was used to preserve bodies from putrefaction and it's oil for cosmetics and perfumery by the ancient Egyptians.
Safety: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non sensitizing.