Cedarwood, Atlas Oil
Cedarwood was used by the Egyptians in the embalming process and as a perfume ingredient. Noah burned cedarwood incense in thanks for surviving the flood and the Tibetans currently burn this incense in their temples.
Typical Lozenge Motif Carved from Cedarwood, Morocco
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Botanical Name - Cedrus atlantica
Common Method Of Extraction - Steam distilled
Parts Used - Wood chips and sawdust
Note Classification - Base
Aroma - Woody, balsamic, rich dry overtones
Color - Pale yellow to deep amber
Effect - Cooling
Largest Producing Countries - USA, Africa and Morocco
Other Countries of Origin - Algeria
Traditional Use - The oil has been used for bronchial and urinary tract infections. Cedarwood also has a long history as an incense and perfume. The wood was burned by the Greeks and Romans to fragrant the air.
Properties - Antifungal, antiputrefactive, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, diuretic, expectorant, insecticide, regenerative, sedative, stimulant (circulatory), tonic.
Benefits - Acne, air purifier, anxiety, arthritis, boosts memory, bronchitis, cellulite, coughs, dandruff, dry skin and hair, fungal infections, immune stimulant, insect repellant, nervous tension, promotes regular menstruation, rashes, relieves symptoms of menopause, rheumatism, skin infections, ulcers. Cedarwood is a good addition to a hair tonic, and gives the aroma a long lasting undertone.
Blends Well With - Bergamot, chamomile roman, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, jasmine, juniper, labdanum, lavender, neroli, palmarosa, petitgrain, rosemary, rosewood, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang.
Safety Data - Be aware of which
you are using. Make sure that you are using Cedrus, not Juniperus or Thuja. Use this oil in low dilutions (1%) as it may sensitize the skin. Avoid this oil during pregnancy.
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