- Cedarwood, Atlas
Harvested and distilled in Morocco
True cedar. If you are just starting out in aromatherapy and your recipe calls for cedar, this is probably the one meant. Used by the ancient Egyptians for cosmetics and embalming. This oil is warming, calming and comforting. Atlas cedar is a relative of the famous Cedars of Lebanon.
This oil, taking a cue from the tree, is grounding and strengthening. Use for any indication when you might need to connect with the planet, or reality.This essential oil evokes feelings of strength and lush sturdiness, strong in the sense of rootedness. He is steam distilled from the wood.
Down a trail
Poem by Nick Krakana
Were the cedars grow tall
Were life's the simplest of all
And the sun cast's it's energy on all
Dog and I find time in there
With the smell of cedar in the air
To sit down and think
To a Cedar
Poem by Carol Mays
I had nearly forgotten who I was
Until I sensed your easy strength
and heard the timelessness
of your years;
Until I caught the sparkle
of your lacy light
in your fragrance
Until I recognized your verdancy
jumping the primal circuit.
Let’s go to Arctander:
The color can vary from yellowish to orange-yellow to deep amber, viscous and occasionally turbid. The odor is slightly camphoraceous-cresylic with a sweet and tenacious, woody undertone, reminiscent of cassie and mimosa, but without the floral depth. The odor characteristics vary. The best oil is from the heartwood, naturally.
In perfumery, Atlas Cedar is used as a fixative and for it’s unique odor that blends well with labdanum and all the woody and woody-floral types of perfume materials.
Aromatherapy uses include:
Lymphatic system for lymphatic drainage and to stimulate the breakdown of accumulated fats. Considered a mild diuretic.
Nervous System for reducing stress, anxiety and tension.
Psychological to calm the mind and promote emotional security.
Respiratory system as a mucolytic. Used to treat catarral conditions, coughs and chronic bronchitis.
Skin care indications include oily hair and skin, dandruff, acne.
Urinary system includes cystitis and urinary tract infections.
Atlas cedar is suitable for use in the bath (diluted) as well as topical and through inhalation.
Not for use during pregnancy.
See more about Atlas Cedar in The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy
As with most essential oils, dilute before using on skin. Perform a patch test before use if essential oil sensitivity is suspected. Do not take essential oils internally. Do not use on children or pets. Seek advice from a trained aromatherapist before using on people with compromised immune systems. Keep away from eyes and mucus membranes.
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