Cedarwood, Atlas

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Atlas Cedarwood Essential Oil (Cedrus atlantica) has a sweet, balsamic aroma with strong woody undertones. Our Atlas Cedarwood Essential Oil is grown in Morocco. The wood from the tree is steam distilled to produce a yellow oil with a thin consistency. Atlas Cedarwood Essential Oil is categorized as one of our Wood/Resin oils.

GC/MS Reports

Original-batch

A1113M

Details

Latin name: Cedrus atlantica

Category: Wood/Resin

Origin: Morocco

Method: Steam Distillation

Part: Wood

Primary Compounds: beta-Himachalene, alpha-Himachalene, Atlantones, 

gamma-Himachalene

 

Atlas Cedarwood Essential Oil is reported to be anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, aphrodisiac, antispasmodic, expectorant, regenerative, and encourage sleep and relaxation, stimulate the circulatory system, calm coughs, reduce appearance of blemishes, slow hair loss, manage stress and reduce anxiety.

Description

Though there are many cedarwood essential oils, not all are the same. The most common species sold as cedarwood oil are Virginian  (Juniperus virginiana), Himalayan (Cedrus deodora) and Atlas (Cedrus atlantica). All these cedarwoods are similar, but have differing compounds, aromas and properties.

 

Primary uses for our Atlas Cedarwood Essential Oil include skin and hair care, use as a sleep aid and stress management, and to ease coughs and colds.

Uses/Conditions

Mind: helps manage stress and reduce anxiety; encourages relaxation and sleep

 

Mood: has been used as an aphrodisiac

 

Heal: helps to stimulate the circulatory system; may reduce inflammation of arthritis and rheumatism; may relieve muscle and nervous tension

 

Beauty: helps balance and reduce oily skin; helps contract and tone skin; may reduce appearance of blemishes, scars and wrinkles; may reduce inflammation; useful in treating acne, eczema, psoriasis, and other skin conditions; useful for hair conditions such as dandruff, hair loss, and balancing oil production

 

Wellness: useful for coughs, colds and other congestion

 

These statements are not evaluated by the FDA. Verdant EOs and products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Applications

Aromatically: diffusion or direct inhalation

 

Topically: dilute 5% for large applications and/or prolonged use -  can be used neat for small, short-term applications

 

Blends well with: Bay leaf, Black Pepper, Citrus oils, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Neroli, Patchouli, Ylang Ylang

 

Shelf life: 6 years when stored properly

 

Storage: Minimize exposure to light, air and heat to get the full benefit and life out of your oil. Store your oil tightly sealed and in cardboard tube between 59 and 71° F.

Cautions
  • If you are taking medication or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using essential oils.
  • Insufficient research on whether Atlas Cedarwood is safe or unsafe for pregnancy. Use cautiously and sparingly in pregnancy and consult physician before use.
  • Safe for use with children over 3 months at proper dilutions (not recommended for younger ages)
  • Always test diluted oil on a small area of skin before topical use.
  • Always dilute to 1% or less (1 drop per 1 tsp/5ml carrier oil) any oil applied topically for children under the age of 5.