Latin Name: Cedrus atlantica
Plant Family: Coniferae
Extraction: Distillation of the wood
Cedarwood Atlas essential oil is extracted from the wood, stumps and sawdust, the oil has a warm sweet scent with a woody balsamic undertone.
This sturdy evergreen tree is a common sight in the Northern Hemisphere. It is pyramid-shaped with a majestic stature, growing up to 40 metres high. The wood itself is strongly aromatic due to its high percentage of Essential Oil. The essential oil is distilled from the wood and has a slight turpentine odour. There are many varieties of cedars and care must be taken to buy the oil with the above Latin name, as some others are less gentle.
Cedarwood Atlas, Natural, Pure Essential Oil - Available in 10ml, 25ml, 50ml & 100ml.
Herbal & Folk Tradition
Cedarwood Atlas was used by the ancient Egyptians for embalming purposes, cosmetics and perfumery. The oil was one of the ingredients in 'mithridat', a renowned position antidote that was used for centuries. The odour of the wood itself repels insects as does the oil. In aromatherapy, practice is used to treat acne, dandruff, dermatitis, arthritis, nervous tension and stress-related conditions.
Cedarwood Atlas is a base note it blends well with bergamot, cypress, jasmine, neroli, clary sage, vetiver, rosemary and ylang ylang.
Cedarwood Atlas Safety Data Sheet