Oil Summary: Atlas Cedarwood Oil is derived from several specific genus of coniferous evergreen trees. They are hardy, even in severe climates, and so can be grown successfully all over the world. True cedar is the only type that is used to make therapeutic essential oil, and of this type, there are several sub-species, generally typified by geographical origin. The most common types include Atlas (from Morocco), and Himalayan (from the Himalayas). Atlas Cedarwood Oil itself is steam distilled from the bark and needles of the cedarwood tree, producing a medium yellow-to-amber colored liquid with a medium base fragrance note. Its chemical components include cedrol, a-cedrene, b-cedrene, widdrol, thujopsene, and other sesquiterpenes. The Atlas and Himalayan varieties are high in alantone and himachelene, while the American varieties are higher in cedrene, cedrol and thujopsene. Stimulates and strengthens the hair follicle, and so can be effective in treating alopecia and dandruff, and can help to stimulate new hair growth. Helps to make dry hair more supple. Detangles and deep-conditions any hair type – however, the oil has a tendency to darken hair color, so if you are fair-haired, use with caution. Both inside the body and out, cedarwood helps to tone the muscles and tighten the skin. Reduces inflammation on the skin’s surface, and also deep within joints, so can provide significant relief for those who suffer from arthritis.
Botanical Name: Cedrus Atlantica
Plant Origin: Morocco
Processing Method: Steam distillation
Plant Part: Wood
Odor and Color: Clear
Main Constituents: Not available
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Contraindication: Avoid cedarwood if you are pregnant or nursing, and do not use on children unless under the direct guidance of a medical practitioner who is qualified in aromatherapy. Avoid contact with the eyes, mucous membranes, or with open wounds. As with all essential oils, test the diluted oil on a small, inconspicuous area of skin before applying liberally.