Botanical Name: Cedrus atlantica
Country of Origin: Morocco
Extraction Method: Certified Organic Steam Distilled
Distillation Date: Aug 2017
Minimum Shelf Life: 8 years
Plant Part: Wood
Perfume Note: Base
Aroma: Balsamic, woody, fruity, sweet, slightly camphoraceous
Blends well with: Bergamot, Cardamom, Clary Sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Jasmine sambac, Lavender, Sweet Marjoram, Neroli, Orange Sweet, Palmarosa, Rosemary, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang Complete and Extra
Cedarwood atlantica (also known as Cedarwood Atlas) is native to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco and Algeria. This is a grounding and spiritual oil made by certified organic steam distillation of cedrus atlantica cultivated from a high elevation area in the Rif Mountains of Morocco. The main compounds in our GCMS tested Cedarwood Atlantic are sesquinterpenes, sesquinterpenols, and ketones (ß-himachalene representing the highest percentage).
Cedarwood Atlas is strongly antibacterial, effective as an expectorant in respiratory conditions, and aids to combat fluid retention in skin cells making this oil ideal for use in creams and lotions addressing cellulite. Because of its astringent and antibacterial properties this oil can be added to facial preparations to address oily skin or acne.
We offer two other types of Cedarwood; Himalayan (deodara) from Nepal and common Cedarwood Virginiana (aka Eastern Red Juniperus virginiana). Only Atlas and Himalayan originate from the genus Cedrus. There are slight aromatic differences between Atlas, Himalayan, and Cedarwood virginiana even though all three share similar woody notes. Botanically speaking, some sources debate that Cedarwood Atlas is a subspecies of Lebanon Cedar (C. libani subsp. Atlantica).
Cedarwood Atlas has a woody balsamic aroma highlighted by sweet rich honey-like fruit notes that work quite well as a fixative in natural perfume blends, especially masculine scents. This is an emotionally relaxing essential oil to diffuse as an aromatic sedative for anxiety and stress related conditions and is particularly helpful during meditation to enrich spiritual grounding.
Aromatherapy use: acne, arthritis, bronchitis , catarrh, congestion, coughs, cystitis, dandruff, dermatitis, eczema, fungal infections, greasy skin, hair loss, leucorrhoea, nervous tension, pruritus, rheumatism, skin eruptions, stress, ulcers
General use: Oil diffuser diffusion, potpourri, massage oil and creams, natural perfume, bath and body care products, soap making, candle making
Contraindications: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing. Avoid while pregnant.