Cedarwood Essential Oil
Latin Name: Cedrus atlantica
Part of plant: Wood
Aroma Character: Soft, woody, slightly acidic
Blends Well with: Benzoin, Cinnamon, Jasmine
Cedar Properties: Antiseptic for respiratory and urinary tract, also for skin; supports wound-healing; strengthens; aphrodisiac.
Cedar Indications: Urethra inflammation, bladder inflammation; bronchitis; disorders of lymph system, sexual asthenia; ailments of scalp, skin diseases.
Cedar Contraindications, side effects: Dosage must be precisely complied with for internal use by children and pregnant women.
Cedar Main Components: Cedrol, 1-alpha-pinene, himachalene, cadinene, aliphatic aldehyde, atlantol, alpha-and beta- atlantone, formic acid.
Cedar Contraindications, side effects: .Dosage must be precisely complied with for internal use by children and pregnant women.
Cedarwood essential oil (also called Libanol) is distilled from the wood of the Cedar tree. It is one of the oldest essential oils, used in North Africa as a perfume and medicine.
In Ancient Egypt it was used both for preserving mummies and as a massage oil. In the nineteenth century it was found to have antiseptic properties.
Distilled from managed plantations controlled by the Royal family. Often found as anti-moth balls. On the skin has an astringent effect so useful for oil prone skin and beneficial in hair products.
Smells quite different to American Texas or Virginia 'ceders'. Smells a little like mimosa and cassie with a woody undertone.