Cedarwood Essential Oil Plant/Part Tree/Wood Latin Name Cedrus Atlantica Note Base Extraction Distillation
Aroma Woody, similar to Sandalwood but slightly dryer.
Features The white cedar comes from Morocco. You can get a red cedar which comes from North America, however we prefer the Cedrus Atlantica variety.
History One of the oldest aromatics used as temple incense. The Egyptians used the oil extensively, particularly for mummification. The oil was once the eastern remedy for gonorrhoea when sandalwood was unavailable. In North America it was used for bronchitis, TB, and skin diseases. 'Mithvidat' a centuries old antidote against poisons had cedarwood as one of its ingredients.
Mind Use for nervous tension, anxious states to calm and soothe, valuable aid to meditation.
Body Use for bronchitis, coughs, catarrh, phlegm, asthma, cystitis, chronic rheumatism, arthritis.
Effect on skin Use for oily skin, acne, hair tonic, dandruff. Its skin softening properties increase when mixed with Cypress & Frankincense.
Blends Bergamot, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniperberry, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Litsea Cubeba, Melissa, Marjoram, Rosewood, Rosemary, Scots Pine.
Essential Oils to Avoid Diabetes – Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lemon Epilepsy – Eucalyptus, Fennel, Rosemary, Sage High Blood Pressure – Rosemary Pregnancy – Basil, Birch, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Cypress, Geranium, Jasmine, Juniper, Marjoram, Myrrh, Peppermint, Rosemary, Turmeric Avoid all essential oils during the first three months of pregnancy. Skin Sensitivity – Black pepper, Citronella, Clove, Ginger, Lemon, Lemongrass, Orange, Peppermint, Turmeric Photosensitising Oils – Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Mandarin and Tangerine They react to ultraviolet light making the skin more sensitive. Avoid stimulants after using essential oils, especially alcohol, caffeine and spicy foods. An aftercare advice sheet should be available after your first treatment.