Cedarwood Atlas Essential Oil

Cedrus Atlantica Morocco

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Cedarwood Atlas essential oil has a warm camphoraceous top note with a sweet, woody, balsamic undertone. Often used as a fragrance component in cosmetics and men’s fragrances. Cedarwood has a calming and relaxing effect on the body and is often used for treatment of stress related conditions. It can also be used for skin and respiratory problems.

Latin Name
Cedrus Atlantica
Family
Pinaceae
Note
Base
Extraction
Essential oil by stream distillation from the timber waste, shavings, sawdust, etc.
Constituents
Cedrene, cedrol, cedrenol among others.
Origin
Morocco

An evergreen slow growing coniferous tree which can grow up to 33 metres in height, with a trunk diameter of over 1.5 metres. A brownish-reddish heartwood and brown cones. The bark is fibrous, and peels off in narrow strips

History

Cedarwood was used by the North American Indians for respiratory infections and excess catarrh. It is also an excellent domestic insect repellent.