GENERAL INFORMATION FOR CEDARWOOD USDA ORGANIC (CEDRUS ATLANTICA):
This cedarwood USDA Organic essential oil (Cedrus atlantica) by Aromasource, known as Cedarwood atlas, comes from a large coniferous evergreen tree grown in a forest in Morocco. This species of cedarwood can live for 2000 years and can grow up to 150 feet tall.
The extremely fragrant wood is resistant to rot.
Cedarwood Atlas is the best cedarwood essential oil to purchase. Cedarwood atlas essential oil can also go by the names of Moroccan Cedarwood, Atlantic Cedar, African Cedar, or Libanol. The only other type of cedarwood essential oil that is recommended is known as Himalayan Cedarwood. If you find a cedarwood essential oil from another species, you should avoid purchasing that essential oil.
The wood used to create our cedarwood atlas essential oil has been harvested using sustainable methods, mainly from the wood chips and and shavings of naturally fallen trees. This essential oil has been extracted using steam distillation. The aroma tends to have great calming and soothing effects.
Organic means the plants used to make the essential oils were not exposed to any pesticides during in point in their growing cycle.
Expect this oil to be thick and slightly sticky.
When purchasing cedarwood USDA Organic essential oil, make sure it comes from the species of Cedrus atlantica. Other species of cedarwood do not have the same properties as Cedarwood Atlas.
This tree has been used by many cultures for religious purposes and medical purposes.
It held special meaning for with Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
This tree was used by the ancient Egyptians for embalming purposes. This species of cedarwood was used in the construction of Solomon’s temple in Jerusalem. The Tibetans considered it a sacred fragrance.
According to a randomized study published in the National Library Of Medicine, Cedarwood essential oil may be a promising treatment for certain forms of hair loss. Specifically, in patients who suffer from alopecia areata.
This condition occurs when the immune system attacks your hair follicles, resulting in hair loss. The hair loss may occur in small patches at first, which may not be visible. But eventually, these patches may connect, causing noticeable hair loss.
The results of the study show using cedarwood along with a few other essential oils for aromatherapy is a safe and effective treatment for alopecia areata. Treatment with these essential oils was significantly more effective than treatment with a carrier oil alone.
Using cedarwood essential oil for sleep may help some people because inhaling cedarwood essential oil can release serotonin in the brain, which then coverts to melatonin, which helps some people who suffer from insomnia.
Note: The number of trees used to extract this essential oil has been dwindling over the years. As a result, there is a massive reforestation campaign underway. When purchasing Cedarwood atlas, be sure you choose a company that is mindful and actively supports the sustainability of cedarwood. Our USDA organic cedarwood from AromaSource is one such company. They work very closely with the growers, harvesters, and distillers to make sure this product will be available for all to enjoy for years to come. By international law, this essential oil can only be distilled from the chips and shavings from certified sawmills. For this reason, this essential oil can be expensive.
Aroma plays a vital role in uplifting the body and mind. The aroma from cedarwood tends to combat negativity through its grounding and calming effects. Because of its woody, slightly floral qualities, it works good alone or mixed with other woody and floral essential oils. It is especially nice to use during the fall and winder seasons.
CEDARWOOD ESSENTIAL OIL BENEFITS:
aphrodisiac, antibacterial (respiratory/urinary), antifungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, diuretic, expectorant, insecticide/insect repellant, lipolytic, mucolytic, sedative, stimulant (lymphatic), tonic (general/lymphatic), vulnerary.
Stumps and sawdust.
METHOD OF EXTRACTION:
The aroma of our Aromasource Cedarwood USDA organic is sweet, woody, balsamic undertones that are accented with a top note that is warm and slightly sharp.
CEDARWOOD ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDS WELL WITH:
Bergamot, clary sage, cypress, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, orange (sweet), rosemary, rosewood, sandalwood, thyme, ylang ylang.
CEDARWOOD ESSENTIAL OIL RECIPES:
Here are a few of many blends you can try with cedarwood. These amounts are for a diffuser in the 100 – 200 ml capacity. Refer to our diffusing guidelines or your instruction manuals to adjust the amount you use for your particular size of diffuser by either adding or decreasing the drops depends on your diffuser capacity.
- 4 drops Cedarwood
- 4 drops Lavender
- 3 drops Cedarwood
- 3 drops Vetiver
- 3 drops Rosemary
- 3 drops Cedarwood
- 3 drops Eucalyptus
- 3 drops Cedarwood
- 3 drops Cinnamon
- 2 drops Rosemary
Cedarwood has a high ketone content and should be avoided during pregnancy.
General Essential Oil Guidelines:
- Do not take internally unless directed by a medical professional.
- Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas, or mucous membranes.
- Do not apply undiluted to skin.
- Pregnant women, nursing mothers, and children should not use essential oils without first consulting a medical professional.
- Keep essential oils from, and out of reach of children.
- If you are experiencing adverse side effects, stop using immediately.
- The information on this website is not intended to be used in the diagnoses, treatment, or mitigation of any physical or mental illness.
- The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.
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Information provided in this description is for educational purposes only. For possible treatments of physical or mental diseases, please seek a trained and licensed health professional. Enchanted Aromatics is not responsible for any adverse side effects resulting from the use of any suggestions, products, preparations, or procedures mentioned or from following historical uses of essential oils.