Latin Name: Cedrus atlantica
Common Name: Cedarwood Atlantica (aka Cedarwood Atlas, Atlantic Cedar, Moroccan Cedarwood)
Botanical Name: Cedrus atlantica
Botany: A large red cedar from Morocco.
History: Cedar is a Semitic word meaning the power of spiritual strength and represents a symbol of constant faith. One of the oldest aromatics used as temple incense, which may have added to its mystical image. The ancient Egyptians used the oil extensively, particularly in mummification.
Plant Part: Wood
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Cultivation Method: Wildcrafted
Fragrance: Camphoraceous, sweet, woodsy, balsamic, dry
Color of Oil: Light golden yellow
Note: Base Note
Blends well with: Bergamot, Cardamom, Chamomile, Citronella, Clary Sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Marjoram, Neroli, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Rose, Rosemary, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang
Therapeutic Benefits - Mind: Cedarwood Atlantica is regenerating, grounding, and revitalizing. It is used dispel anxiety.
Therapeutic Benefits - Body: Cedarwood Atlantica is astringent, antiseptic, analgesic, and anti-fungal. It is an expectorant for coughs. Cedarwood Atlantica is beneficial for rheumatism, arthritis, and joint pain. It can also be used for bladder infections, edema, cellulite, arteriosclerosis, and cystitis.
Therapeutic Benefits - Spirit: Cedarwood opens the third eye, base and crown chakras.
Chemical Constituents: atlantone, cedrol
Common Adulterants: Rarely adulterated
Application Method: Dilute 10 drops in 1 oz carrier oil, massage oil, or lotion and apply to skin or bath. Use 4 drops in 2 cups of hot water for a steam.
Warnings: Avoid during pregnancy.
Color Energy: Gold - Revitalizing