One of the more masculine of essential oils, cedarwood is popularly used in toiletries for men. It is a great deodorizer and a good insect-repellent. A very useful oil for burning or diffusing, it may have been one of the first oils used by man and was highly prized in ancient Egypt. This oil has been certified as organic by the Soil Association.
Botanical Name: Cedrus atlantica
Country of Origin: Morocco
Part of Plant Used: Wood, stumps, and sawdust
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
Aroma and Appearance: Viscous oil. Woody, balsamic, rich dry overtones. Yellow, orange, or deep amber.
Safety Data: Nontoxic and nonirritant in prescribed doses. Avoid during pregnancy.
Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be used for any medical purposes. Data has been gathered from various sources and every effort has been made to be accurate. However, basic information about essential oils varies from source to source and information found here may differ from other original sources.
Ingredients: The essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the wood of Cedrus Atlantica.
Purpose: Blends well with bergamot, clary sage, cypress, frankincense, jasmine, juniper, neroli, rose, rosemary, rosewood, sandalwood, vetiver, and ylang ylang.