Cedarwood Essential Oil
Certifications: Organic. Kosher. Vegan. Kid Friendly
Botanical Name: Cedrus atlantica
Plant Part: Wood
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, golden yellow to orange or brown liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A middle note of strong aroma, Cedarwood Atlas Oil has a woody, sweet, scent that is sharper than Virginian Cedarwood, and slightly reminiscent of mothballs.
Blends With: Rosewood, Bergamot, Cypress, Cassia, Jasmine, Juniper, Neroli, Frankincense, Clary Sage, Vetiver, Rosemary, Ylang-ylang.
Product Abstract: The cedarwood tree grows up to 30 meters high and can reach up to 1000-2000 years old. The true Cedar is a genus of four species of evergreen coniferous. Sarcophagi (coffins) were often made from cedarwood, because it naturally repels insects and is very durable. During Biblical times, forests of cedarwood covered Lebanon and Southern Turkey and the Temple of Solomon was built of cedar. It was also used in ancient Egypt for ships, furniture, and coffins. Now there are only 400 trees left in this area, the oldest of which is 2500 years old. Today, the oil comes mostly from cedars grown on the Atlas Mountains of North Africa. Cedarwood trees still exist on the slopes of Mount Lebanon. Today, closet liners and accessories are frequently crafted from Cedar, and the oil is currently used in commercial soaps, cosmetics and perfumes, especially men's colognes. OIL: Steam-distilled wood chips; yellowish in color; viscous; thick; warm; very woody in fragrance‚Äîa good cedarwood oil smells like burnt wood; balsamic. Masculine oil.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.