Cedarwood Atlas Essential Oil
Also known as Cedarwood Essential Oil and Cedarwood Oil
Cedarwood Atlas Essential Oil (Cedrus atlantica) from Morocco is Cultivated Therapeutic Quality Essential Oil steam distilled from the wood.
Cedarwood is native to the Atlas Mountains of Algeria and Morocco. The Atlas Cedar Tree is a large evergreen tree that can reach heights of over 150 feet. Its spreading branches have grey-green needles, and the extremely fragrant wood is resistant to rot. Our Therapeutic Quality Cedarwood is harvested from cultivated fields in Morocco, and then the essential oil is extracted from the wood by steam distillation.
Cedarwood Oil is thick, slightly sticky, and is yellow to deep amber in color. Cedarwood Essential Oil aroma: sweet, woody, balsamic undertones are accented with a top note that is warm and slightly sharp. This oil blends well with other essential oils that are woody and floral, such as clary sage, cypress, frankincense, juniper, ylang ylang, and bergamot.
According to traditional herbal lore, Cedarwood Atlas Essential Oil has many properties including:
- antibacterial (respiratory/urinary)
- insecticide/insect repellant
- stimulant (lymphatic)
- tonic (general/lymphatic)
In traditional Western aromatherapy, Cedarwood Atlas Essential Oil is considered an excellent lymphatic and has been used in formulas applied topically for cellulite and for weight loss related to the breakdown of fat. For the skin, cedar wood oil is used as an antiseptic against skin infections, as well as for eczema, dandruff, fungal infections, oily skin, acne and boils, dermatitis, and hair loss.
Cedarwood Atlas Oil has been used for urinary tract and vaginal infections, coughs, colds and flu, congestion, bronchitis, and for sluggish lymph systems. For issues of the nervous system and mental applications, cedar wood essential oil has been used for stress, anxiety, nervous tension, poor concentration, and for fear and anger.
For cystitis, it has been combined in a massage oil with lavender, eucalyptus, and thyme linalool and applied to the lower abdomen.
SAFETY INFORMATION: Cedarwood Atlas Essential Oil is non-sensitizing and non-irritating though its use should be avoided during pregnancy because of ketone content.
Long considered a sacred plant, Cedarwood has held a special place among the religions and medicines of many different cultures. The ancient Egyptians used it as part of the embalming process. In temple building, it was used by the Asians as well as by Solomon in the temple at Jerusalem. The Tibetans not only used it as medicine, but because of its intensely pleasing fragrance also used it as sacred incense, as did most of the ancient world.Essential Oil Safety Considerations