Cedarwood Atlas Essential Oil – Cedrus atlantica – is native to the Atlas Mountains of Algeria where it gets it’s name.
The Cedarwood Atlas tree is a majestic evergreen. The wood is quite aromatic as it contains a high percentage of essential oil. Currently the oil is processed by steam distillation from the wood, bark, butts and sawdust residue. The essential oil is more widely used in the Aromatherapy industry for skin problems though further advice must be sought for this application. .
Cedarwood Atlas Essential Oil was first steam distilled from the Cedarwood species grown in Lebanon. Many years ago, the inhabitants used Cedarwood Atlas for embalming, perfumery and skincare. This essential oil is widely known for its assistance as an antiseptic, astringent and is used for its potential aphrodisiac properties. The aroma is sweet and woody with warm and gentle woody undertones. A viscous oil, slightly yellow/orange in colour. This special Cedarwood oil blends well with West Australian Sandalwood, Buddhawood, Bergamot, Rosewood, Ylang Ylang and many of the herbal essential oils and citrus to reduce the woodiness if required.
Heritage Oils blends Cedarwood oil with Ylang Ylang for a calming Pulse Point perfume or as a relaxing blend for the diffuser at the end of the day. Try our Champagne or Relax Blends. Cedarwood also makes a beautiful soap as an indulgent additive to the shower or bath and in male skincare products like beard oils and natural colognes.
Store this oil in a cool place below 30C and keep out of the reach of children. Not to be taken and if pregnant seek advice from your Aromatherapist before using Cedarwood Atlas essential oil.
The major plant chemical compounds in this lovely oil are: Atlantone, caryophyllene, cedrol, cadinene
GC is available on request.
Cedarwood is attracted to the Solar Plexus Chakra and the Root Chakra (sign of balance)