Botanical Name: Cedrus atlantica
Part of Plant: Wood
Cultivation: Ecologically ethical
Size: 1/3 oz. (10 ml)
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Precautions: Avoid during pregnancy.
For more information, see Atlas Cedar oil profile.
Cathy’s Comments: This cedar wood oil from Morocco is a yellowish to orange-yellow viscous oil with a interesting deep camphoraceous sweet top note and woody low notes. It’s aroma is strengthening to many folks, as it seems to calm anxiety and dispel fear. Often used for respiratory issues, dandruff, and in a sitz bath for bladder and kidney issues. Reminder: always dilute essential oils in dish soap, alcohol or veggie oil (though that will float in the tub) before adding to water for any kind of bath. Atlas cedar is one of the oils that can improve with age.