Cedarwood, Atlas - Wild 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


Selected size SKU:175-016 - Cedarwood, Atlas - Wild 15 ml (1/2 oz) (w/ orifice reducer)

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Product Overview

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 Wild 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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4 Reviews


Customer Reviews

Softly cedar


While I had anticipated a sharper quality to this cedarwood oil, I agree with other reviewers that the subtle, soft qualities of this oil are quite beautiful. I did not know cedarwood could be so nuanced! The top note, to my nose, is sweet and resinous. The characteristic 'cedar' sharpness appears submerged- but it's not disappointing at all! The soft quality of this aroma recommends it for blending while also offering a muted cedar scent for use on its own.

Review by Cristina 8/27/2019

Give it time!


This is a must-have for me. Just be aware that it *requires* dilution, and aging wouldn't hurt at all. The reason being is that there's an initial odor to this oil that many people deeply dislike, and I can understand. It makes me think HAMSTER CAGE. But with age and dilution that will go away pretty quickly and bloom into a gorgeous wooden-incense aroma. The tenacity on this oil is one of the longest I've worked with. I incorporate it into my skin care regimen for my body rather than my face. Take a quick shower with unscented soap, put this and a carrier oil into a bath as hot as you can stand, and you'll come out smelling deeply erotic. People will put their face right on you and want to breathe you in. It's *really* nice.

Review by Jonathan 7/10/2019

Smooth criminal


I have tried many atlas cedarwood oil in the past. While Virginia and Texas varieties share similar masculine dark woody nuances, perhaps the atlas wild and Himalayan woods appear to have a soft blond woody feminine energy. Imo, This wild smells identical to the organic cedar version.i guess Its a matter of personal preference as to which one you have an affinity for.

Review by COREY 12/6/2018

Beautifully balanced


I absolutely love that this oil is sustainable! EB continues to amaze me with their ethics as a company, and I’m so grateful to them for offering us more environmentally friendly alternatives. But the sustainability is only one of many reasons to try this oil, it actually smells incredibly beautiful! This wild atlas cedar has a sweet balsamic smell, but it’s not quite as “tangy” as the organic version. On a test strip this has the softness of an amyris oil but with sugary balsamic nuances, on a very pleasing balanced woody backdrop. Perhaps you are surprised that Eden Botanicals brought in yet another atlas cedar oil. Wasn’t one enough? If you’re like me, you might be asking yourself if you really need to try 3 different varieties of “true” cedarwood. The answer is yes! These are FAR more nuanced and unique than you’d expect, each one having its own distinct personality. I see the organic atlas cedar as being a more confidant, “in your face” type of smell whereas this wild variety is more shy and balanced. I use my organic version when I want cedarwood to be a prominent note, and I save the wild version for when I want a soft, woody backdrop for my blends. Himalayan cedarwood is another beast unto itself that has a light camphorous edge to it, which counteracts the typical sweetness you find in cedars. It works wonders in darker woody blends. The scent quality of this wild cedarwood is excellent, and the longevity is as good as they come. It’s potent enough for a fixative, but not as overwhelming as the organic version. If you’re the kind of person who hates the smell of cedar, you might end up loving this. It’s very subtle and nuanced and seems to blend well with just about everything. Well worth trying, I’ve already ordered an 8 oz.

Review by J 12/19/2017

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