Cedar, Atlas

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Cedrus atlantica

Wildcrafted, Wood, Morocco

As an antiseptic and astringent, it is recommended for hair and skin care, and may also be used to reduce stress, anxiety and tension.

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Therapeutic Benefits

Atlas Cedar Essential Oil is a Biblical oil. The tree is very closely related to the legendary Lebanon Cedar. Atlas cedar was used in Egyptian times to build temples. It was considered the Sandalwood of the Middle East. Atlas Cedar Oil has a sweet, woody perfume of ancient forests that naturally inspires a sigh of relief for troubled hearts and worried minds.

It is antiseptic and drying, and helps normalize oily skin and hair. When inhaled, it has an elegant way of clearing mucous and soothing coughs, without any medicine cabinet smell. Below is a list of benefits that Atlas Cedar Essential Oil provides, by category.

Lymphatic system: Excess fatty tissue, cellulite and water retention; promotes lymph drainage.
Nervous system: Nervous tension, stress-related disorders, chronic anxiety.
Respiratory system: Bronchitis, catarrh, congestion, coughs, sinusitis.
Skin and hair care: Acne, oily skin and hair, eczema, psoriasis, dandruff.
Musculoskeletal system: Arthritis, rheumatism.
Genito-urinary system: Urinary tract infections, cystitis, leucorrhoea.


How to Use

For use on the skin (Topical Application), dilute up to 3-5% in any carrier oil. For Whole Body Massage, use essential oil up to 2% maximum in any carrier oil; 2% is approximately 1 teaspoon (5ml) of essential oil per 1 cup (250ml) of carrier oil, or about 10 drops essential oil to a tablespoon (15 ml) of carrier oil.
  • Nervous tension, stress, anger, discouragement, fear, tension, aggression, psychological issues: Diffusion, Topical Application on heart and chest area, Whole Body Massage or Aromatic Bath.

  • Arthritis and rheumatism: Topical Application

  • For a calm, quiet atmosphere: Diffusion

  • Bronchitis: Direct Inhalation from a diffuser

  • Urinary infections: Sitz Bath

  • For hair growth and scalp health: Add to hair products

  • Insect repellent: Diffusion, Topical Application

  • Distracted, discouraged, lazy: Diffusion

  • Jet lag: At night, Diffusion or Topical Application on heart, chest and head area (3% in any carrier oil) or Aromatic Bath

  • For lymphatic drainage and body toning: Whole Body Massage, Aromatic Bath


Safety Precautions

Atlas Cedar is nontoxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing. Avoid during pregnancy.

Use essential oils only in diluted form on the skin and never internally. Always be careful when using essential oils with children. Give them only low doses, or better, consult a qualified aromatherapy expert before using. Also, use essential oils with care and only under the proper guidance of an expert while pregnant or if you have liver damage, epilepsy, cancer or other serious health problems.


Origin

From deep within the forest, the mighty Atlas cedar tree stands as the king, spreading a powerful, exquisitely exalted fragrance.

The word Cedar appears in the Bible frequently as a symbol of glory, strength and royalty. In the Latin, Greek, Arabic and Hebrew languages, the words for cedar are some version of “stand firm” and “power.” In the religious texts, these are often meant in a spiritual sense.

The Atlas cedar tree is believed to be the descendant of the original Lebanon cedars, revered in Biblical times. The old cedar forest that once covered Lebanon was considered a sacred, mystical place, with many cedar trees living between 1,000 and 2,000 years. Only about 400 trees of this holy forest survive today.

“For many centuries, people came to pray and find comfort in the aura of these fragrant trees in the ‘holy forest’ on Lebanese mountain slopes. The warm, balsa fragrance filled the air, healing the traveler.

What the lion is in the animal kingdom, the cedar is among trees. Majestic and full of strength, cedars stand tall in the loftiest regions of the mountains. They demand space for their expansive branches and stand undaunted by the elements in total inner harmony.

Cedar trees grow up to 100 feet high, and when undisturbed they may reach an age of 1,000 to 2,000 years. During biblical times, forests of cedar trees covered Lebanon and a large part of the Taurus Range in southern Turkey. The wood was honored as a symbol of strength, dignity, and nobility.” Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Fischer-Rizzi

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