Botanical binomial: Cedrus atlantica

Family: Pinaceae

Other names: Atlantic cedar, Moroccan cedarwood

Part of plant used in production: Wood

Methods of production: Steam distillation

Description: A tall (up to 40 meter) evergreen tree believed to have originated from the famous Lebanon cedars which were prized building wood that symbolized fertility and abundance of the land.
Characteristics: Atlantica oil is a viscous deep amber with a sweet, warm scent and a woody-balsamic note.
Properties: Antiseptic, astringent, diruetic, expectorant, insecticide, sedative.
Constituents: Atlantone, caryophyllene, cedrol, cadinene
Uses: This warm, calming oil is useful for balancing energies and managing anger, stress and nervous tension. It is a good hair tonic for dandruff and allopecia. Cedarwood greatly benefits the respiratory system, soothing bronchitis, and coughs. It's antiseptic properties benefit the bladder and kidneys.
Blends well with Bergamot, cinnamon, cypress, frankincense, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, neroli, patchouli, rose, orange, sandalwood, and ylang-ylang.
Interesting Facts: Cedar's resin was used to preserve bodies from putrefaction and it's oil for cosmetics and perfumery by the ancient Egyptians.
Safety: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non sensitizing.
Nutra Pura Australia 2012 - 2019