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Atlas Cedarwood Essential Oil
Cedarwood Essential Oil is said to be one of the first crude essential oils to be extracted, and it was one of the oils that the Egyptians used for spiritual embalming purposes.
Aromatically, I love the rich, woody aroma of Atlas Cedarwood Essential Oil. It is a base note that can help hold an otherwise flighty blend together well. Atlas Cedarwood Essential Oil is said to act as an aphrodisiac. It also complements masculine blends.
Though I enjoy blending and diffusing Altas Cedarwood Oil throughout all four seasons, it's especially nice during the Fall and Winter months.
Emotionally, I find Atlas Cedarwood Essential Oil to be grounding and calming, and it is said to help combat negativity. Atlas Cedarwood is an oil that I reach for at times when I'm faced with chaos or conflict and want a grounding oil for use during medatation or reflecting on the situation.
Additional uses for Atlas Cedarwood Oil are noted below.
Aromatic Description: Woody and sweet. Atlas Cedar Oil is a bit sharper than Virginian Cedarwood Oil. The aroma is reminiscent of artificial mothballs.
Atlas Cedarwood Oil Uses: Acne, arthritis, bronchitis, coughing, cystitis, dandruff, dermatitis, stress. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 56-67.]
Constituents: atlantone, caryophyllene, cedrol, cadinene. [Julia Lawless, The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Great Britain: Element Books, 1992, cited in Salvatore Battaglia, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy (Australia: The Perfect Potion, 1997), 150.]
Safety Information: Avoid Atlas Cedarwood Oil during pregnancy. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 108.]
Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand does not indicate any special precautions when using Atlas Cedarwood Oil. [Robert Tisserand, Essential Oil Safety (United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone, 1995), 204.]
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