Atlas Cedarwood has wide applications in aromatherapy as well as natural perfumery. Its aroma is masculine and appealing to men, and is said to be an aphrodisiac. It makes a good calming and grounding oil, and is useful in meditation blends.
Atlas Cedar, also known as Atlas Cedarwood or Moroccan Cedarwood, is a large, aromatic tree that has been revered for millennia. It has been used as a medicine, a cosmetic agent and is considered to be one of the earliest incense materials. It is a great addition to skincare products to help treat acne conditions and dermatitis, and in hair care to help alleviate dandruff. Inhaled, it helps support the respiratory system and calms stress.
Please be cautious when purchasing cedar essential oil. We recommend only Atlas Cedarwood and Himalayan Cedarwood, as they are the safest to use, have the nicest aroma, and are the only true cedars typically available. Texas Cedarwood and Virginia Cedarwood are actually junipers and although quite useful, are different in aroma and therapeutic value. Also, Cedar Leaf oil is from a type of cypress and best to use very carefully or not at all due to its toxicity.
Aromatic Profile: Rich, woody, sweet, warm and balsamic, rich and warming.
Appearance: Pale yellow to golden colored liquid.
Use: Antiseptic, oily skin and hair, insect bites, acne, astringent, expectorant, stress relief.
Blending Suggestions: Add drop by drop into blend until the desired amount is achieved.
Blends Well With: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Cypress, Frankincense, Jasmine, Juniper, Labdanum, Lavender, Neroli, Patchouli, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang.
Safety Considerations: Atlas Cedarwood essential oil contains very low percentages of oxygenated (stable) ketones that are of minimal concern for toxicity. Ketones do not contribute to the oxidation (potential dermal toxicity) of less stable terpenes. Tisserand and Young report that there are no known contraindications and no dermal limits for this oil. Dilute before using. A patch test should be performed before use for those with sensitive skin.