Cedarwood, Atlas - Organic EO

Cedrus atlantica (Endl.) Manetti ex Carrière


The woody, warm and balsamic aroma of Atlas Cedarwood is one that perfumers often describe as ‘masculine’, although in fact it appeals to all genders. And because Cedarwood’s warm, embracing


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The woody, warm and balsamic aroma of Atlas Cedarwood is one that perfumers often describe as ‘masculine’, although in fact it appeals to all genders. And because Cedarwood’s warm, embracing fragrance has a profoundly soulful quality, it is often found in more introspective, personal perfumes and in meditation blends. Revered for millennia, Atlas Cedarwood has been used for building ships, shrines, and bath houses, as well as in cosmetics, and perfumery; it is also considered to be one of the earliest incense materials.[1]

Impressive Cedrus atlantica forests once blanketed the high mountains of North Africa, but harvesting the timber has nearly brought the tree to its knees in countries like Algeria, where fires and unregulated cutting resulted in a steep decline in their population and range. Our Organic Atlas Cedarwood essential oil is produced at our extraction facility in Morocco using wood shavings and sawdust upcycled from the lumber industry. More importantly, as a by-product of the strictly controlled logging industry in Morocco, no trees are cut to produce it. In addition, we work with suppliers to evaluate and improve sustainability, tools and practices in all stages of production.[2] Ensuring the sustainability of vulnerable biological species is a very important aspect that we consider when sourcing our oils.

Atlas Cedarwood essential oil has wide applications in aromatherapy as well as natural perfumery. The calming aroma of Atlas Cedarwood is believed to be associated with the energy centeredness and abundance.[3] The aroma is wonderful to diffuse on its own, a superb addition to massage oils, and ideal in blends that aim to deepen the spiritual in every body.

Please note when purchasing Cedarwood essential oil: we recommend Atlas and Himalayan Cedarwood oils, as they are the most notably used, have an appealing aroma, and are the only true Cedar oils typically available. Texas Cedarwood and Virginia Cedarwood are actually Junipers and although quite useful, are different in aroma and effects. Cedar Leaf oil is from a species of Thuja and is best used very carefully or not at all due to its potential toxicity.[4]

1 Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy  An A-Z, 1988, pp. 71-2.

2 Industry communication.

3 Rhind, Jennifer Peace. Aromatherapeutic Blending Essential Oils in Synergy, 2016, p. 201.

4 Rhind, Jennifer Peace Rhind. Essential Oils  A Handbook for Aromatherapy Practice, 2nd ed., 2012, p. 236.

5 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, pp. 139-40.

6 Kumar, Satyanshu. Analytical Techniques for Natural Product Research, 2015, p. 31.

7 Tisserand, Robert and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., 2014, p. 238.

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