- Botanical (and family):
Cedrus Atlantica. Family Pinaceae
Native to the Atlas mountains of Algeria.
- Description of plant:
A pyramid-shaped evergreen to 40 metres.
Steam distillation from the wood, stumps and sawdust.
Yellowish to orange-yellow to deep amber-coloured viscous oil with a slightly camphoraceous-cresylic odour and a sweet, tenacious woody undertone.
Essencia Cedarwood Essential Oil
- Properties and indications:
Great calming and soothing action. Valuable aid for meditation.
More useful for long-standing complaints. Tonic action on the glandular and nervous system. Good expectorant properties. Important to the genito-urinary tract, particularly where there is burning pain. Could help chronic rheumatism and arthritis.
Great benefit to oily skin. Could help acne. Helps clear dermatitis and psoriasis. A good hair tonic. Skin softening properties may be enhanced when mixed with cypress and frankincense.
- Other uses:
Fixative in soaps and used in men’s perfumes.