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Atlas Cedarwood Essential Oil

Cedarwood Essential Oil is said to be one of the first crude essential oils to be extracted, and it was one of the oils that the Egyptians used for spiritual embalming purposes.

Aromatically, I love the rich, woody aroma of Atlas Cedarwood Essential Oil. It is a base note that can help hold an otherwise flighty blend together well. Atlas Cedarwood Essential Oil is said to act as an aphrodisiac. It also complements masculine blends.

Though I enjoy blending and diffusing Altas Cedarwood Oil throughout all four seasons, it's especially nice during the Fall and Winter months.

Emotionally, I find Atlas Cedarwood Essential Oil to be grounding and calming, and it is said to help combat negativity. Atlas Cedarwood is an oil that I reach for at times when I'm faced with chaos or conflict and want a grounding oil for use during medatation or reflecting on the situation.

Additional uses for Atlas Cedarwood Oil are noted below.

Atlas Cedarwood Oil
Atlas Cedarwood Oil
    

Botanical Name: Cedrus atlantica

Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled

Part Typically Used: Wood

Color: Light Golden Yellow

Consistency: Medium and oily feeling

Perfumery Note: Base

Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium - Strong

Aromatic Description: Woody and sweet. Atlas Cedar Oil is a bit sharper than Virginian Cedarwood Oil. The aroma is reminiscent of artificial mothballs.

Atlas Cedarwood Oil Uses: Acne, arthritis, bronchitis, coughing, cystitis, dandruff, dermatitis, stress. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 56-67.]

Constituents: atlantone, caryophyllene, cedrol, cadinene. [Julia Lawless, The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Great Britain: Element Books, 1992, cited in Salvatore Battaglia, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy (Australia: The Perfect Potion, 1997), 150.]

Safety Information: Avoid Atlas Cedarwood Oil during pregnancy. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 108.]

Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand does not indicate any special precautions when using Atlas Cedarwood Oil. [Robert Tisserand, Essential Oil Safety (United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone, 1995), 204.]

Important Note: The essential oil information provided within the Essential Oil Properties & Profiles area is intended for educational purposes only. This data is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.

General Safety Information: Do not take any essential oils internally without consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use essential oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using essential oils with children. A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an essential oil that you've never used before. Instructions on conducting a skin patch test and more safety information can be found by visiting the Essential Oil Safety Information page. For very in-depth information on essential oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

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