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Cedarwood Essential Oil - Brisbane Australia

Cedarwood (Atlas)

Botanical Name:                   Cedrus atlantica

Synonym:                              Atlantic Cedar, Moroccan cedarwood

Botanical Family:                  Pinaceae

Country of Origin:                 Native to Atlas mountains of Algeria

Plant Part:                             Wood

Extraction Method:               Steam distillation

Characteristics:                    Warm, woody, balsamic

Properties:                            Antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, expectorant, insecticide, sedative

Chemical Constituents:       Cedrol, cadinene, cedrene, cedrenol




Mind & Spirit:           


  • Greatly benefits those suffering from anxiety and nervous tension.
  • Aids meditation. 
  • It is very warming and grounding. 




  • Valuable on the respiratory tract,
  • Easing conditions such as bronchitis, coughs and catarrh. 
  • Helpful in removing excess phlegm. 
  • Beneficial with treating kidney and bladder infections such as cystitis.
  • Benefits oily skin conditions and clears dermatitis and psoriasis. 


Contraindications:                Nil

Note:                                       Base

Odour Intensity:                    Un-referred


Blends well with:                  Bergamot, cinnamon, cypress, frankincense, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, neroli, patchouli, rose, orange, sandalwood, rosemary, ylang ylang, vetiver



Cedars are thought to offer longevity and are traditionally grown in graveyards.  The ancient Egyptians used Cedarwood as part of their embalming process.  It is also one of the oldest aromatics used as temple incense.  The oil was also an Eastern remedy for the treatment of gonorrhoea when Sandalwood was unavailable.  It is said to cure baldness and skin complaints such as eczema and is a popular fixative in perfumes.

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