Cedarwood Atlas

Cedrus atlantica

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There are several varieties of cedarwood oils.

Cedarwood Atlas Oil is a pale yellow to orange/yellow or deep amber/brown in colour, with an unusual, slightly camphorous aroma with woody undertones. The oil is obtained by the steam distillation of the wood, with the higher quality oils usually coming from older trees.

Cedarwood Atlas is a slow-growing, coniferous evergreen, reaching heights of 33 meters or more that grows mainly in Morocco, North Africa and India. The diameter of the trunks can reach over 1.5 meters.

Cedarwood Atlas was believed to have been used extensively by the Egyptians in cosmetics, embalming, perfume and medicine.

It is a rich, versatile oil, with a calming aroma.

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  • Studied Properties
  • Common Uses

Studied Properties

Main Constituents: Himachalene, α-Himachalene, β-Himachalene, Himachol, α-atlantone, γ-atlantone

SPECIFIC GRAVITY @20°C            0.910 to 0.945

REFRACTIVE INDEX @20°C           1.508 to 1.517

Cedarwood Atlas Oil has antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.

Common Uses

It's antiseptic, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties make Cedarwood oil great for skincare products aimed at teenage, acne, oily , mature and problem skin. 

In can be very helpful when added to hair products to aid with scalp conditions.  It increases the circulation of the scalp aiding oily hair and dandruff, leaving the hair feeling conditioned and shiny.

It will help deodorise and freshen a room – making it a great addition to air freshening products.

When used with a diffuser, Cedarwood can be uplifting, calming and energising at the same time.

In aromatherapy it is often found in meditations blends for its grounding and soothing properties. It also aids concentration when studying and is known to help ease coughs and bronchitis.

Cedarwood Atlas is often used as a fragrance for its unique odour and its fixative quality.