Organic Cedar Essential Oil, Atlas
Atlantic Cedar, Atlas Cedarwood, African Cedar.
- Certified Organic Atlas Cedar is a potent cedarwood oil that does beautiful things for the body; slimming and toning, clearing oily skin and opening respiratory channels in the most pleasant way.
Farming Method Certified Organic Country of Origin Morocco Plant Part Wood Scientific Name Cedrus atlantica Application Method Bath, Diffusion, Topical
Atlas Cedar Essential Oil is a biblical oil. It is very closely related with the legendary Lebanon Cedar. Atlas Cedar oil was used in Egyptian times to build temples. It was considered the Sandalwood of theMiddle East. Atlas Cedar has a sweet woody perfume of ancient forests that naturally inspires a sigh of relief for troubled hearts and worried minds.
It is antiseptic, drying, and helps normalize oily skin and hair. When inhaled, it has an elegant way of clearing mucous and soothing coughs, without any medicine cabinet smell.
Below is a list of benefits that Atlas Cedar Essential Oil provides, by category.
Lymphatic System: Excess Fatty Tissue, Cellulite, Water Retention, Promotes Lymph Drainage.
Nervous System: Nervous Tension, Stress-Related Disorders, Chronic Anxiety.
Respiratory System: Bronchitis, Catarrh, Congestion, Coughs, Sinusitis.
Skin and Hair Care: Acne, Oily Skin and Hair, Eczema, Psoriasis, Dandruff.
Musculoskeletal System: Arthritis, Rheumatism.
Genito-urinary System: Urinary Tract Infections, Cystitis, Leucorrhoea.
Here is how to use Cedar Atlas essential oil for various conditions:
Topical Application for localized use on the skin: Dilute up to 3-5% in any carrier oil (15-25 drops per tablespoon of carrier oil). See precautions below.
Topical Application for whole body massage: Dilute up to 2% in any carrier oil (10 drops per tablespoon of carrier oil). See precautions below.
Compresses: Dilute up to 3-5% in hot or cold water (15-25 drops per tablespoon of water). See precautions below.
Aromatic Bath: Dilute in bath salts or milk or similar before adding to a full bath. See precautions below.
- Nervous Tension, Stress, Anger, Discouragement, Fear, Tension, Aggression, Psychological Issues: Diffusion, Topical Application on heart and chest area, Whole Body Massage or Aromatic Bath.
- Arthritis and Rheumatism: Topical Application.
- For a Calm, Quiet Atmosphere: Diffusion.
- Bronchitis: Direct Inhalation from a Diffuser.
- Urinary Infections: Sitz Bath.
- For Hair Growth and Scalp Health: Add to hair products.
- Insect Repellant: Diffusion, Topical Application.
- Distracted, Discouraged, Lazy: Diffusion.
- Jet Lag: At night, Diffusion or Topical Application on heart chest and head area, (3% in any carrier oil) or Aromatic Bath.
- For Lymphatic Drainage and Body Toning: Whole Body Massage, Aromatic Bath.
Atlas Cedar is non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing. Avoid during pregnancy.
The word Cedar appears in the Bible frequently, as a symbol of glory, strength and royalty. In Latin, Greek, Arabic and Hebrew, the words for Cedar are some version of “stand firm”, and “power”. This is often meant in a spiritual sense in the religious texts.
Atlas Cedar is believed to be the descendant of the original Lebanon Cedars, revered in Biblical times. Although it has been reduced to a mere 400 trees, the old Cedar forest that once covered Lebanon was once considered a sacred, mystical place, with many Cedar trees living between 1000-2000 years.
“For many centuries, people came to pray and find comfort in the aura of these fragrant trees in the ‘holy forest’ on Lebanese mountain slopes. The warm, balsa fragrance filled the air, healing the traveler.” Complete Aromatherapy Handbook, Fischer-Rizzi
Only about 400 trees of this holy forest survive today.
About the Plant
From deep within the forest, the mighty Atlas Cedar tree stands as the king, spreading a powerful exquisitely exalted fragrance.
“What the lion is in the animal kingdom, the cedar is among trees. Majestic and full of strength, cedars stand tall in the loftiest regions of the mountains. They demand space for their expansive branches and stand undaunted by the elements in total inner harmony.
Cedar trees grow up to 10 feet high, and when undisturbed they may reach an age of 1,000 to 2,000 years. During biblical times, forests of cedar trees covered Lebanon and a large part of the Taurus Range in southern Turkey. The wood was honored as a symbol of strength, dignity, and nobility.” Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Fischer-Rizzi
Where it Grows
Atlas Cedar is native to the Atlas Mountain forests in Algeria and Morocco.
Pinaceae – Pine Family
Scent: The scent of Atlas Cedar is woody, warm, camphorous and sweet.
Blends With: Cypress, Sandalwood, Frankincense, Lavender, Jasmine.
Fragrance Note: Base.
Composition: Atlantone, carophylene, cedrol, cadinene.