Essential Oil Profile: Cedarwood Atlas

Cedarwood Atlas

Latin Name: Cedrus atlantica

Family: Pinaceae

Plant Part: Wood

Method Of Extraction: Distillation

Note/Element: Base/Water

Functional Groups: Alcohol, Ketone, Sesquiterpene

Type: Relaxing

Ayurvedic Dosha (Balances): Vata, Kapha

Scent: Sweet, woody, smoky

For Skin Types: Oily

Cautions: Not during pregnancy

Physical Uses: Cellulite, cough, water retention, dandruff, phlegm, sore muscles, bronchitis, cystitis, arthritis, rheumatism & acne.

Other Uses: Strengthening, centering, grief, stress, tension, fear, calming effect on the mind, nervous tension

Blends Well With: Flower, Peel, Resin, Wood

Possible Substitutions: Cedarwood Himalayan ( Cedrus deodora), Fokienia, Sandalwood

Reference:

http://www.aromaweb.com/essential-oils/atlas-cedarwood-oil.asp

http://www.essentialoils.co.za/essential-oils/cedarwood.htm

Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio: Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Foundation Level

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