OrganicLatin Name: Cedrus Atlantica
Part of plant used: Wood
Extraction method: Steam Distilled
Country of origin: Morocco
Blends nicely with: Rose, Bergamot, Juniper, Jasmine,Cypress, Neroli, Frankincense, Clary Sage, Vetiver, Rosemary
Therapeutic uses: Calming & comforting, grounding, helps to relieve anxiety & fear, nervous tension & to lessen anger
PRECAUTION: Avoid during pregnancy
Cedarwood is a pyramid-shaped majestic evergreen tree, which grows up to 131 feet high. The wood itself is hard and strongly aromatic because of the essential oil it contains, which is obtained by steam distillation. Originating in the Atlas Mountains in North Africa, linen chests were frequently crafted from Cedar. The ancient Egyptians prized the oil, mostly for embalming purposes, but also for cosmetics and perfumery, and Solomon’s Temple was built with Cedar Wood. 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.