Cedrus atlantica is a subspecies of the lebanon cedar, and was found originally in the Atlas mountains of North Africa, where it serves to create a natural habitat for a number of endangered species. Our cedarwood essential oil is steam-distilled from the wood of cedar grown in the USA.
Cedarwood essential oil is excellent for stress or as an application to extremely dry or irritated skin. Diffuse or apply topically in a 2-10% dilution.
Cedarwood can also be used to repel moths or to revitalize cedar chests that have lost their scent. Clean and dry exposed wood, then sand, brush, and buff the wood with cedarwood essential oil on a soft cloth for a beautiful finish and lasting scent.
Cedarwood Atlas Oil has a woody, sweet, sharper note than Virginian Cedarwood, slight aroma reminiscent of artificial mothballs, balsamic.
This Cedarwood originated in the Atlas Mountains in North Africa. In former times, linen chests were frequently crafted from this wood to keep moths out. To date, clothes hangers are frequently crafted from this wood. The ancient Egyptians already used this oil, namely to embalm, for cosmetics and perfumery.
Non-toxic, non-irritant. Avoid during pregnancy.