Cedarwood Atlas: Cedrus atlantica (G.Manetti)
Crop: Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth
Producing Organ: Wood
Origin: Sustainably sourced from France or Morocco
Production Method: Steam distilled
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How to Use
Benefits: An excellent addition to your essential oil beauty kit, cedarwood aromatherapy essential oil promotes clear, radiant skin and healthy hair.
Perfumery: Imagine the forest after a rainstorm, and the sun is just starting to break through the clouds and warm the surrounding trees—and the woodsy aroma of cedarwood finds you. This essential oil has a warm camphor-like top note with a woody, tenacious undertone, perfect for setting a fresh, outdoor ambiance.
Oils That Blend Well With Cedarwood: Cedarwood oil's warm aroma blends well with all woody and floral oils such as bergamot Citru. aurantium (L.) var. bergamia, clary sage Salvia sclarea (L.), cypress Cupressus sempervirens (L.), jasmine Jasminum grandiflorum (L.), juniper Juniperus communis (L.), neroli Citrus aurantium (L.) var. amara, rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis (L.), vetiver Vetiveria zizanioides (Nash), and ylang ylang Cananga odorata (Lam.) var. genuina.
Regulatory Status: Cardamom essential oil is not listed on the FDA Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) list as it is not used in food preparation.
Eucalyptus Eucalyptus globulus oil: 12-drops
Cedarwood Cedrus atlantica oil: 6-drops
Peppermint Mentha ×piperita oil: 6-drops
Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis oil: 3-drops
Directions: Blend the essential oils in an amber bottle. Shake. Add 5-10-drops to the boiling water in a stainless steel bowl. Lean over the steam and place a towel over your head to capture the oil-rich steam.
Do you love cedarwood essential oil? Listen to ACHS President Dorene Petersen discuss cardamom, carrot seed, and cedarwood Virginia essential oils in this recorded ACHS teleconference online here.