Cedarwood, Atlas - Cedrus atlantica

Atlas Cedarwood is believed to have originated from the Lebanon cedars which grow wild in Lebanon and on the island of Cyprus.

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County of Origin Morroco
Botanical Family Pinaceae
Therapeutic Properties Anti-bacterial, anti-infectious, astringent, carminative, cicatrisant, diuretic, expectorant, sedative
Chemical Family Sesquiterpenes, sesquiterpenols
Approx. Shelf Life 7 - 8 years
Plant Parts Wood
Note Classification Middle | Base
Method of Extraction Steam Distilled
Blends well with Bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, jasmine, juniper, lavender, neroli, palmarosa, petitgrain, rosemary, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang

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History: Atlas Cedarwood is said to come from the Lebanon cedar (a protected tree) of ancient times. This oil is reported to be one of the first oils distilled by the Egyptians, who used it in the mummification process, as a temple incense and for cosmetics and perfumery. The wood was thought to be indestructible and was used in building King Solomon's temple in Jerusalem, as well as for building palaces, mummy cases and furniture.

Characteristics: Cedarwood is a pyramid-shaped majestic evergreen tree, which grows up to 131 ft. high. The wood itself is hard and strongly aromatic because of the essential oil it contains, which is obtained by steam distillation. Originating in the Atlas Mountains in North Africa, linen chests were frequently crafted from Cedar. The ancient Egyptians prized the oil, mostly for embalming purposes, but also for cosmetics and perfumery, and Solomon's Temple was built with Cedar Wood. Today, closet liners and accessories are frequently crafted from Cedar, and the oil is currently used in commercial soaps, cosmetics and perfumes, especially men's colognes.

Clinical Studies:

Indications: Used for acne, dandruff, dermatitis, eczema, fungal infections, greasy skin, hair loss, skin eruptions, ulcers, bronchitis, catarrh, arthritis, rheumatism, relieves nervous tension and stress, promotes sleep, mental clarity, helps meditation. For spas, atlas cedarwood is a permier cellulite oil and oil for the scalp strengthening hair growth, eliminating dandruff, and seborrhoea. Use to treat cold damp conditions.

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Subtle Aromatherapy:

Mode of Administration: Aroma lamp, bath, inhaler, liquid candle, massage, mist spray, steam inhalation.

Safety: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.

 

References:
Battaglia, S.  The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2005
Tisserand R. Young R.  Essential Oil Safety, second edition.  Churchhill Livingstone, UK, 2013
Sheppard-Hanger S. The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual.  Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, USA, 2000
Caddy R. Essential Oils in Colour.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2005
Lawless J. The encyclopaedia of Essential Oils.  Element Books Limited, GB, 1992
Caddy R. the Essential Blending Guide.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2007
Weaver W.W. Sauer’s Herbal Cures.  Routledge, UK, 2001
World Wide Web Encyclopeadia Britannica. USA, 2014
Photos attribution – istock Photos
Safety Considerations:
        Do not take essential oils internally.
        Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
        Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution refer to an aromatherapy text).
        The information on this website is not intended to diagnose or prescribe.
        Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting a healthcare provider.
        The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.
        You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis.
        Contact your Health Care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem.
 Information and statements regarding Kelley products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health condition or disease.  All information, content and product descriptions contained within this site is for reference purposes and is not intended to substitute advice given by a pharmacist, physician, or other licensed health-care professional. You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis.  Contact your Health Care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem.
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