Atlas Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) pure essential oil
With its silvery-blue/green color, spiral needles and statuesque form, atlas (blue) cedar is classified as a true cedar. This tree has both male and female cones with the males growing on the lower half of the tree and the females forming on the top half.
In Egypt, this oil was used for embalming the dead; it was part of the process of mummification. Atlas cedar is a conifer from the Middle East and The Himalayas, acclimated to Europe and introduced to Atlantic Canada. A symbol of Lebanon, its wood was used for the construction of the first Temple of Jerusalem, around 976 B.C. This wood has the quality, besides its aroma, to repel insects and worms. Cedar, “erez” in Hebrew, is the most cited tree in the Bible. 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. 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 internationally.
It helps to deodorize indoor environments, repel insects, prevent the development of mildew, improve cerebral activity, relax the body, enhance concentration, decrease hyperactivity, reduce harmful stress, ease tension, clear the mind, and encourage the onset of quality sleep. It can help soothe irritation, inflammation, redness, and itchiness, as well as dryness that leads to cracking, peeling, or blistering. It helps regulate sebum production, eliminates acne-causing bacteria, guards the skin against environmental pollutants and toxins, reduces the chances of future breakouts, helps to eliminate unpleasant odors, and reduces the appearance of the signs of aging. It is reputed to protect the body against harmful bacteria, facilitate wound-healing, address the discomforts of muscle aches, joint pain or stiffness, soothe coughs as well as spasms, support the health of the organs, regulate menstruation, and stimulate circulation. It exudes a strong aroma that is woody, sweet, slightly reminiscent of mothballs, and sharper than that of other cedarwoods.
This is one of the main cedarwood essential oils we use in our creations. Sustainably Candadian forest wildcrafted, small batch steam distilled.
5ml amber glass apothecary dropper bottle