Steam Distilled | Wood | Morocco
For centuries, cedarwood has been considered sacred to many cultures. From Ancient Egypt to the Cherokee Indians, this distinctive red and white striped wood has always been heavily featured in traditional medicine and spiritual ceremonies. One whiff of this arboraceous scent and you’ll understand why.
Common Name: Cedarwood
Botanical Name: Cedrus atlantica
Botanical Family: Pinaceae
Country of Origin: Morocco
Cultivation Method: Wild Harvested
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Plant Parts: Wood
Chemical Families: Sesquiterpene, Sesquiterpenols
Note Classification: Middle/Base
Aromatic Description: Balsamic, Earthy, Sweet, Warm, Woody
Blends Well With: Bergamot, Chamomile Roman, Clary Sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Spruce, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang
Suggested Shelf Life: 6-8 years
Therapeutic Properties: Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antiseptic, Aphrodisiac, Astringent, Carminative, Diuretic, Expectorant, Insecticide, Regenerative, Sedative, Tonic
Safety Considerations: Non-toxic. Many sources note to avoid Cedarwood essential oil during pregnancy. However, there is NO research to support this claim with Cedrus atlantica, Cedrus deodara or Juniperus virginiana. The existing uncertainty may be due in part to the many different types of cedarwood trees.
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