Cedarwood Atlas Essential Oil
Cedarwood Atlas essential oil has a warm sweet scent with a woody balsamic undertone. It is beneficial for all skin types and helps maintain a healthy circulation.
How to use?
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier.
WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in cool, dark place.
|African cedar, Moroccan cedarwood, Atlas cedar
|Distillation from wood stumps and sawdust
|This sturdy evergreen tree is a common sight in the Northern Hemisphere. 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.
|A yellow-orange viscous oil with a warm camphoraceous woody aroma.
|Used as a poison antidote, bronchial and urinary conditions and as an insect repellent.
Blends well with
|Frankincense, sandalwood, ylang ylang, mandarin essential oils
Cautions and comments
|There are no known contra-indications if the oil bears the correct Latin name of Cedrus atlantica. This sedative oil is a wonderful alternative to the more expensive sandalwood oil, having many of the same benefits.
Main chemical constituents
|Sesquiterpenes (50%), alcohols (30%), ketones (20%).