Cedarwood Atlas essential oil is also known as “Moroccan” Cedarwood Oil. The oil is entirely different chemically and organoleptic properties from the American Virginia or Texas Cedarwood oils. The tree, Cedrus Atlantic, is a pine, not a Cypress (such as the American and East African Cedars). It is believed that the Atlas Cedar is originated from the famous Lebanon Cedars which grow wild in Lebanon and in the island of Cyprus, now protected from being felled for essential oil.
Atlas Cedarwood Essential Oil Benefits and Uses
Blends well with: Bergamot, Chamomile, Clary sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Neroli, Petitgrain, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang.
Aromatic Profile: Very rich, sweet, woody, warm and balsamic; displays good tenacity in the drydown.
Appearance: Light yellow to brown, transparent, slightly viscous, mobile liquid.
Storage Suggestions: This oil will actually improve with age, that is, the aroma will become deeper, rounder and more refined over time when properly stored at a constant temperature below 65-70F degrees.
Use: Aromatherapy, Natural Perfumery, Incense.
Atlas Cedarwood oil is nontoxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing, making it very suitable for skin application. Some sources advise avoiding during pregnancy. Cedarwood oil shave been prescribed internally, but stomach irritations and nausea have been recorded, never take oil internally.