Botanical Name - Cedrus atlantica
Caution - Avoid in pregnancy
Aroma - Dry, sweet and woody with honey overtones
Extraction - Steam distillation
Part of Plant - Wood
Country of Origin - Morocco
Chemical Constituents - A-himachalene, g-himachalene, d-cadiene
Description - A pyramid-shaped majestic evergreen tree, up to 131 ft. high. The wood itself is hard and strongly aromatic because of the high percentage of essential oil it contains.
History - This Cedarwood originates in the Atlas Mountains in North Africa. In former times, linen chests were frequently crafted from this wood to keep moths out. To date, clothes hangers are frequently crafted from this wood. The ancient Egyptians used this oil, namely to embalm, for cosmetics and perfumery.
Uses - Warming, uplifting, and toning. Cedarwood is a calming and soothing oil that is beneficial for all states of tension and anxiety, instilling feelings of peace. This oil may be beneficial for oily skin, acne, cellulite, chronic skin conditions, cystitis and respiratory problems. It is excellent for oily skin and hair and a very effective deodorant.
Organic Certificate - This essential oil is certified organic by the Soil Association which means you can be sure that it has been produced to the highest ethical and environmental standards. The Soil Association's standards exceed the UK government's minimum requirements for organic products in many areas, but particularly in animal welfare, GM and the use of pesticides. Standards are constantly reviewed to ensure they deal with current issues.