Cedarwood Atlas - EO 10ML
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.
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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.
|Latin Name||Cedrus atlantica|
|Synonyms||African cedar, Moroccan cedarwood, Atlas cedar |
|Plant family||Coniferae |
|Extraction||Distillation from wood stumps and sawdust|
|Plant characteristics||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. |
|Oil characteristics||A yellow-orange viscous oil with a warm camphoraceous woody aroma. |
|Traditional use||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%).|