Cedarwood Atlas Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Cedarus atlantica
Plant Part: Wood
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Description: A pyramid-shaped majestic evergreen tree, up to 131 ft. high. The wood itself is hard and strongly aromatic because of the high percentage of essential oil it contains, and the essential oil is obtained by steam distillation.
Color: Light Golden Yellow
Common Uses: Acne, arthritis, bronchitis, coughing, cystitis, dandruff, dermatitis, stress. Warming, uplifting, and toning. Comforting and reviving. Considered an aphrodisiac in that it is grounding and inspiring at the same time.
Strength of Aroma: Medium to Strong
Aromatic Scent: Cedarwood Atlas has a woody, sweet, sharper note than Virginian cedarwood, slight aroma reminiscent of artificial mothballs, balsamic.
History: This Cedarwood originates in the Atlas Mountains in North Africa. In former times, linen chests were frequently crafted from this wood to keep moths out. To date, clothes hangers are frequently crafted from this wood. The ancient Egyptians already used this oil, namely to embalm, for cosmetics and perfumery.
Cautions: Non-toxic, non-irritant. Avoid during pregnancy.