Cedarus atlantica, commonly known as Atlas Cedarwood or the Moroccan Cedarwood, is a coniferous evergreen tree native to Morocco and Algeria. This magnificent cedar tree, usually 30-40 metres in height, naturally grows at an elevation of 1300-1600 metres above the sea level and requires full sun. Once fully grown, it is tolerant of drought and hot climatic conditions.
In Europe and the Mediterranean region, Atlas cedar is widely cultivated for ornamental purposes and for afforestation. The essential oil derived from the bark of this tree has a long history of use in medicine, beauty, soap making, perfumery, and as an insect repellent. In ancient Egypt, it was employed in the mummification process. Native American tribes used it to cure digestive disorders and breathing difficulties.
Ecodrop’s Cedarwood essential oil is derived from steam distillation of the Cedrus atlantica tree bark. The tree bark is ethically sourced from our plantations in Morocco, certified organic by the UK Soil Association.
|Country of Origin:||Morroco|
|Botanical Name:||Cedrus atlantica|
|Extraction Method:||Steam Distillation|
|Parts of Plant used:||Bark|
|Colour:||Pale Yellow to Orange|
|Odour:||Woody & Sweet|
|Main Components:||Sesquiterpene Cedrene|
|Bottled in the UK|
Best oils to Blend
Warm, woody scents like Juniper, Patchouli, Cypress, Frankincense & Sandalwood.
Benefits and Uses
Aromatherapy: For use in aromatherapy, Cedarwood oil holds unique abilities. Most essential oils are either calming or invigorating, but Cedarwood is both. It invigorates and stimulates mental function, while at the same time discouraging restlessness and promoting calmness. Its woody aroma has a grounding effect on the mind, thus helping people with sleep disorders.
Decongestant: Diffusing a few drops in the room or massaging the chest area with a diluted version of Cedarwood essential oil can help ease congestion, breathing difficulties, coughing, and control mucus production.
Skincare: The astringent activity of Cedarwood oil is perfect for oily, acne-prone skin. It controls excessive oil production and soothes irritation, itching, and redness of the skin. It is also known to help in hyperpigmentation.
Haircare: Overuse of conditioners, gel, serums can cause chemicalsto accumulate on the scalp that can clog pores. If left untreated, this can trigger hair loss and scalp infection. Massaging the scalp with Cedarwood oil removes dandruff and clears material build-up. With its stimulating property, it also promotes hair growth.
Menstruation and PMS: Warm oil massage with cedarwood oil relieves menstrual cramps, relaxes uterine muscles, and helps handle irritability and mood swings.
Diffusion: Add 5-8 drops in your home diffuser. Atlas Cedarwood oil blends well with other warm, woody scents like Juniper, Patchouli, Cypress, and Sandalwood essential oils.
Beauty products: Add 2-3 drops in creams, lotions, hair gels, shampoo, conditioners, etc.
Bath oil: Add 1-2 drops directly in your bathwater.
Menstrual pain: Add 4-6 drops in 15 ml of warm (not hot) sesame oil. You can also blend 2-3 drops of Cedarwood oil with equal amounts of Rose oil.
Insect-repellent spray: Mix 10-12 drops in a cup of clean water. Spray this solution around the house for disinfecting the area and keeping insects at bay.
UK SOIL ASSOCIATION CERTIFIED ORGANIC
Licence no: CS28221
This product is Soil Association certified* and free from any harsh chemicals, additives and preservatives that are destructive to our beautiful planet & us. It has been manufactured under the strict Soil Association standards (Genuine organic product with quality, integrity and transparency). * “Soil Association Organic Certificate enforces the strict European laws about the production of organic food, animal welfare, protecting human health, and safeguarding the environment. No system of farming has higher levels of animal welfare than farms working to Soil Association organic standards.”
We feel the responsibility to care for our planet & our farmers. We only buy from small organic farms with highest ethical & environmental values. We’re on a mission to put nature at the forefront. As a society we’ve parted ways from naturalism following the industrial age, but we hope to change that. As close to nature as possible, our formulas prove the healing and beautifying powers of planet earth. Through the utilisation of sustainable business practices, we strive to establish a deeper connection to the natural world. When you buy from us you can rest assured that the product you have purchased is: 100% pure and Organic, Vegan, Cruelty Free, GMO Free using Ethical Sourcing Practices.
- Those with hormonal imbalances and cardiovascular disorders should seek medical advice before using Cedarwood essential oil.
- Those with sensitive skin are recommended to dilute with a carrier oil first before adding this oil to the bathwater.
The information provided is general and should not be taken as medical advice. Neither Ecodrop essential oils nor associated business entities guarantee the accuracy of the information. Please consult your doctor, especially if being used during pregnancy, before using this product. You are also encouraged to test the product to ensure that it meets your needs, before using for mass production.