Invigorate, strengthen and clarify
Botanical name (Latin): Cedrus atlantica
Plant family: Pinaceae
Aroma profile: Atlas Cedarwood Essential Oil smells woody and sweet. It smells a bit sharper than Virginian Cedarwood Oil.
Perfumery note: Base
Parts used: Wood
Essential oil extraction method: Steam distillation
Native region/origin: USA
Growing habit: Branches form a bushy, irregular canopy of soft, dark green needlesand the shape of each tree is unique
Breathe Beauty: Woody and Sweet
Used in aromatherapy applications, Cedarwood Essential Oil is known for its sweet and woody fragrance, which has been characterized as warm, comforting, and sedative, thus naturally promoting stress relief. Cedarwood Oil’s energizing scent helps to deodorize and freshen indoor environments, while also helping to repel insects. At the same time, its anti-fungal properties help prevent the development of mildew. Its invigorating quality is known to improve cerebral activity, while its calming property is known to relax the body, and the combination of these properties helps to enhance concentration while decreasing hyperactivity. The soothing scent of Cedarwood Essential Oil is reputed to reduce harmful stress and ease tension, which in turn promotes the body’s rest, helps to clear the mind, and subsequently encourages the onset of quality sleep that is both restorative and reparative.
COSMETIC:Anti-Inflammatory, Antifungal, Anti-Seborrheic, Astringent, Tonic, Firming/Tightening, Detoxifying, Stimulating, Soothing, Calming, Antioxidant, Restorative.
ODOROUS:Anti-Inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Antifungal, Antispasmodic, Sedative, Tonic, Insecticidal, Soothing, Calming.
MEDICINAL:Anti-Inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Antifungal, Antiseptic, Astringent, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Tonic, Firming/Tightening, Detoxifying, Stimulating, Soothing, Calming, Antioxidant, Restorative.
Cedarwood Essential Oil is steam distilled from the wood of the Cedar tree, of which there are several species, such as Cedrus atlantica, Cedrus deodara, Juniperus mexicana, and Juniperus virginiana, which are more commonly recognized as Atlas, Himalayan, Texan, and Virginian Cedarwood, respectively.
Throughout history, Cedarwood Essential Oil has been used by various cultures, such as Native American and Tibetan communities, to address ailments ranging from minor discomforts, including coughs and hiccups, to more severe illnesses. In Ancient Egypt, Cedarwood Oil’s antimicrobial and insecticidal properties made it valuable for use in mummifying procedures. In these and other societies, Cedarwood was also known to relax the body and mind, making it ideal for use in religious ceremonies and spiritual practices, such as communal prayer and independent meditation. Today, it continues to be used for similar applications as well as for cosmetic applications.
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