Pure Cedarwood, Atlas Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Cedrus atlantica
Aroma: Soft, woody, warm with a hint of camphor
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Source: Sawdust and wood chips
Main Chemical Components: Atlantone, caryophyllene, cedrol, cadinene.
Blends Well With the essential oils of: Bay, bergamot, cardamom, eucalyptus, juniper, frankincense, lavender, sandalwood
Description, Uses and Atlas Cedarwood Essential Oil Benefits: Cedarwood essential oil can ease aches and pains and is especially good in cosmetic preparations for oily skin and dandruff. Helpful for respiratory complaints, Cedarwood can be used in a steam inhalation to help with coughs and congestion. It's also an excellent oil for repelling insects.
Emotionally, Cedarwood atlas is a very grounding essential oil, especially good for those times when you're feeling scattered or under a lot of stress. Diffuse it when you are having trouble concentrating, feel out of sorts or have become exhausted from accumulated stresses.
Properties: antiseptic, antiseborrheic, astringent, diuretic, expectorant, insecticidal, sedative
Recipe using Cedarwood Atlas Essential Oil
Steam Inhalation for Coughs
4 cups hot water
1 drop Cedarwood Atlas essential oil
1 drop Eucalyptus essential oil
1 drop Hyssop essential oil
Add essential oils to a bowl of hot water. Cover your head with a towel and breathe slowly in and out, keeping eyes CLOSED. Repeat for a few breaths. Repeat several times a day.
(From "Aromatherapy: A Lifetime Guide to Healing with Essential Oils" by Valerie Gennari Cooksley).
Cautions: Not recommended during pregnancy.