Cedarwood, Atlas Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Cedrus atlantica
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Wood and sawdust
Note Classification: Base
Aroma: Woody, balsamic, rich dry overtones
Largest Producing Countries: USA, Africa, and Morocco
Traditional Use: Cedarwood has a long history as an incense and perfume. The wood was burned by the Greeks and Romans to fragrant the air.
Properties: Antifungal, antiputrefactive, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, diuretic, expectorant, insecticide, regenerative, sedative, tonic
Benefits: Air purifier, coughs, dandruff, dry skin, fungal infections, insect repellant, nervous tension, rashes, rheumatism, ulcers. Cedarwood is a good addition to a hair tonic, and gives the aroma a long lasting undertone.
Blends Well With: Bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, jasmine, juniper, lavender, neroli, palmarosa, petitgrain, rosemary, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang
Of Interest: The Egyptians used cedarwood in the embalming process and as a perfume ingredient.
Safety Data: Avoid while pregnant. May cause skin irritation.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.