Atlas cedarwood
(Cedrus atlantica)

Family: Pinaceae
Description: Atlas cedarwood originated from the famous biblical cedars of Lebanon. It I a tall, majestic evergreen tree that grows to more than 30 m (100 ft) and lives for more than a thousand years. The essential oil is steam-distilled from wood chips, preferably from the heartwood,
Countries of origin: Lebanon, Cyprus, Morocco, Algeria
Characteristics: Atlas cedarwood has turpentine, woody, camphor like top notes and deep, sweet, balsamic, smoky undertones. It blends well with most other woods, and also with jasmine, black pepper, frankincense, vetiver, patchouli, rosemary and bergamot. Main therapeutic properties: Antiseptic, anti-seborrheic, astringent, diuretic, expectorant, insecticide, sedative.

 

With its familiar masculine fragrance, atlas cedarwood is the first choice for men’s skin and haircare products. It improves oily skin, acne and dandruff. It is also good for treating urinary-tract infections, coughs and chronic bronchitis. Overall, atlas cedarwood is fortifying, calming and opening.
Psychologically, atlas cedarwood reduces fear and helps you discover inner strength and courage. It is good for calming nervous tension and stress, and is welcomed by those who prefer a masculine fragrance. Atlas cedarwood is good in meditations and especially helps to instil confidence. It is a good general tonic for strengthening subtle energies.

Contraindications: Avoid during pregnancy.