Aroma: Woody, slightly camphoraceous, earthy, and pine-like
Latin Name: Cedrus atlantica
Country of Origin: Morocco
Cultivation Method: Harvested from wild growing trees
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Extracted From: Wood
Color: Pale yellow
Perfumery Note: Base
Aromatherapy Properties: Warm and uplifting. Considered an aphrodisiac. Forest-like, grounding, and inspiring. The aroma is long lasting, and acts as a fixative in aromatherapy blends.
Suggested Use: Try cedarwood in your closet to help keep moths out. Or include it in an aromatherapy blend with lighter oils for a more lasting scent.
What is the Difference between Cedarwood Virginia, Atlas Cedarwood, and Himalayan Cedarwood?
- Cedarwood Virginia is not a true cedar and belongs to the Juniperus genus. It has a very different chemistry with cedrenes and thujopsene as its key constituents. Its aroma is woodsy and dry
- Atlas cedarwood and Himalayan cedarwood are both true cedars, belonging to the Cedrus genus. These two essential oils have himachalenes as the main constituent. Himalayan also does contain about 14% beta-cedrene. Both the true cedars offer a more complex aroma profile than cedarwood Virginia. Atlas has mysterious smoky and spicy tone. Himalayan has a hint of earthy and pine-like notes.
History: Atlas cedarwood originates in the Atlas Mountains of North Africa. The ancient Egyptians used this oil in various ways such as to embalm the deceased, and for cosmetics and perfumery. For generations, linen chests and clothes hangers have been crafted from this wood to keep moths out.
Specific Safety Information: Not for internal use. Avoid with pregnancy, breastfeeding, young children, pets, and certain medical conditions. Ask your doctor if you have any questions before use.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not inteded to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure a disease.