Botanical Name: Cedrus atlantica
Country of Origin: Morocco
Extraction Method: Certified Organic Steam Distilled
Distillation Date: April 2022
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 a type of essential oil that is sourced from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco and Algeria. This oil is obtained through steam distillation of Cedrus atlantica, which is cultivated in the high-elevation region of the Rif Mountains in Morocco.
The oil is composed mainly of sesquiterpenes, sesquiterpenols, and ketones, with ß-himachalene being the most prevalent compound. These compounds give the oil its unique properties that make it an essential ingredient in many skincare products.
Cedarwood Atlas is an excellent antibacterial agent and can help to alleviate respiratory conditions as an expectorant. It also has astringent properties that make it useful in facial preparations that address oily skin or acne.
Furthermore, Cedarwood Atlas can help combat fluid retention in skin cells, making it an ideal ingredient in lotions and creams that target cellulite. This oil is also grounding and spiritual and can help to reduce stress and anxiety levels when used in aromatherapy. Cedarwood Atlas is a versatile and beneficial oil that is used in a variety of applications in the beauty and wellness industry.
We offer two other types of Cedarwood; Himalayan (deodara) 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 is an essential oil that is extracted from the wood of the Cedarwood Atlas tree, also known as the Cedrus Atlantica. This oil has a unique woody and balsamic aroma that makes it a popular choice in many natural perfume blends, especially those designed for men. Its sweet and rich honey-like fruit notes work exceptionally well as a fixative, helping to hold the scent of the perfume for longer periods.
Apart from its use in perfumery, Cedarwood Atlas has numerous therapeutic benefits. It is known for its emotionally relaxing properties, making it an excellent choice to diffuse as an aromatic sedative for anxiety and stress-related conditions. The oil's sedative properties help to calm the mind and promote a sense of tranquility, making it an ideal choice for those who suffer from insomnia or other sleep-related issues.
Cedarwood Atlas is also particularly helpful during meditation as it helps to enrich spiritual grounding. Its earthy and grounding aroma helps to create a peaceful and calming environment, allowing for deeper levels of meditation. Cedarwood Atlas is an excellent essential oil with numerous therapeutic benefits that can be used in various applications.
Batch specific GC/MS analysis for this essential oil is available by clicking on the green tab above.
Aromatherapy use: antiacne, antibacterial, antifungal, arthritis, antiseborrheic, antiseptic, astringent, bronchitis, anticatarrhal, congestion, coughs, cystitis, dandruff, decongestant, depurative, dermatitis, diuretic, eczema, expectorant, fungal infections, greasy skin, hair loss, insecticide, leucorrhoea, lipoletic, nervous tension, pectoral, pruritus, restorative, rheumatism, sedative, skin eruptions, stress, tonic, 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.