Plant Therapy- Cedarwood Atlantica Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Cedrus atlantica
Country of Origin: Morocco
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Wood
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Aromatic Scent: Cedarwood Atlantica has a dry woody aroma, slightly smoky, balsamic, and very subtle with a hint of spice.
Blends Well With: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Cypress, Frankincense, Jasmine, Juniper Berry, Neroli, Pine, Rosemary, Vetiver and Ylang Ylang.
Cedarwood Atlantica has been traditionally used in cedar chests and closets to deter moths. Many of us have a special mom or grandmother who passed down the cedar chest that she received as a wedding gift. I just love opening my mom’s cedar chest and smelling its wonderful aroma all these years later. Cedarwood Atlantica essential oil is clear to yellow in color with a strongly aromatic scent that is both dry and slightly sweet, woody and with hints of both balsamic and spicy. In blends, Cedarwood Atlantica is considered to be a middle/base note.
Cedarwood Atlantica can be used as part of an insect blend along with Citronella, Lemon Eucalyptus, and Catnip essential oils.Combine equal parts of the oils in water, aloe vera gel, or witch hazel in a spray bottle and shake well before spraying.
Cedarwood Atlantica can help support healthy respiratory function; diffuse equal amounts of cedarwood and pine oils together to make a soothing aroma which can help with respiratory problems associated with pollen. It can also be mixed with a carrier oil and rubbed on the upper chest to help ease congested breathing.
Also, to promote a healthy, flake-free scalp, add a few drops of Cedarwood Atlantica to your favorite shampoo. Men especially love Cedarwood Atlantica oil because of the crisp, masculine scent it gives to aftershave and other personal care products.