Cedarwood (Atlas) Essential Oil
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- Cedrus atlantica
- Certified Organic
About the Oil: Atlantic wild Cedarwood essential oil has an exceptional therapeutic capacity and a beautifully rounded aroma, reminiscent of a cedar chest.
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ABOUT THE PLANT
The reddish-brown barked 'Atlas Cedar' tree is a large, (135-165 feet tall) pyramid-shaped evergreen conifer native to the Atlas mountains of Algeria and Morocco. A member of the pine family, and direct descendant of the Lebanon cedars, 'Atlas Cedar' is not to be confused with the North American 'Red Cedar' tree in the cypress family. Red cedar produces an essential oil with an entirely distinct aromatic and therapeutic profile.
ABOUT THE OIL
Cedarwood essential oil has been used in medicines and cosmetics throughout the ages. We have two ‘true' Cedarwood essential oils steam distilled from the wood of wild Cedar grown in Morocco and Nepal. These wildcrafted Cedarwoods may be the only true Cedarwoods available today. They're both exceptionally fine oils, with a beautifully well-rounded aromas, and are the best choice for therapeutic applications of Cedarwood.
Oil from Cedar of Lebanon, an ancestral species, was used by the ancient Egyptians for embalming purposes, cosmetics and perfumery. The essential oil was also one of the ingredients of 'mithridat', a poison antidote used for centuries. Cedarwood has been used as a temple incense by Tibetan Buddhists for centuries to enhance mental strength, endurance and certainty. Cedar oil has also been used in Eastern medicine.
- assists in the tissuecleaning action of the lyphatic system
- assists the body's natural eliminatory response
- calms the nervous system
- lessens anxiety
- reduces stress
- promotes sleep
- aids in the expulsion of mucous
- stimulates the bronchi
- reduces the production of mucous
- quells coughs
- promotes urination
- helps maintain kidney action
- neutralizes microbes
- reduces sebum production
- firms and contracts exposed tissue
- prevents moisture loss
- tones and restores venous circulation
- promotes the healing of tissues
- neutralizes microbes
- heals blemishes
- helps with dandruff
- strengthens hair growth
- powerful Qi tonic
- helps with lethargy, nervous debility, poor concentration
Cedar oil is considered fortifying and strengthening and is noted as a tonifier of the kidneys, spleen and pancreas. It is included in blends to enhance one's overall energy and to support adrenal function.
- The qualities of Atlas cedarwood are grounding, strengthening and dignity. Worwood describes the cedarwood personality as someone gliding through life as if they had a royal charter. They may actually appear haughty and just too gran to be approached about anything mundane, but this assumption is usually incorrect as they are a tower of strength in almost all situations. Cedarwood personalities instill confidence and security in people less able to cope with life's stresses and strains.
- direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporiser
- Use in diffuser to with other wood or needle oils to create a warm, positive atmosphere, act as an insect repellant or a decongestant for chest and lungs.
- massage, compress, bath, sitz bath, douche, SKIN CARE
- Apply diluted in a carrier oil topically to: balance oily skin, improve acne, improve skin tone, lessen dandruff and seborrhea of the scalp, and act as an insect repellent. Cedar may also have a positive effect on hair loss.
This Cedarwood essential oil is yellow and viscous with a warm floral top note, a camphoraceous middle note and sweet, woody, balsamic undertones. Its woody-sweet warm aroma blends well with Rosewood, Bergamot, Cypress, Jasmine, Juniper, Clary Sage, Rosemary and Ylang Ylang.
The aroma of Atlantic Cedarwood is brighter (a little more prominent in the higher notes) and smells more like a traditional cedar chest, while Himalayan Cedarwood is softer (fuller in the middle notes). We also carry Texan and Virginian Cedarwoods, which are actually from the Juniper family though they also have distinct Cedarwood aromas.
Generally non-toxic, non-sensitizing and non-irritant. Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction.
Not to be used during pregnancy.