Latin name: Cedrus atlantica.
Family name: Pinaceae.
Counrty or Region: Morocco.
Growing Practice: Ecologically sensible.
The oil is distilled from the wood and is a viscous yellow to deep amber color. It has a sweet, balsamic,woody aroma.There are several varieties of cedar; the Atlas Cedar is one of the most beneficial for aromatherapy. Atlas cedar was believed to have been used extensively by the Egyptians in cosmetics, perfume and medicine.
Some traditional uses: to relax tense muscles, calm emotions, help breathing, for enhancing meditation, easing pain, repelling insects, for hair loss. Its mainchemical components are: Atlantone, caryophyllene, cedrol, cadinene.
Emotional profile: for relief of irrationality, worry, fear and mental obsession.
Blends well with: bergamot, cypress, ylang ylang, rosemary, juniper, vetiver, neroli, clary sage, and frankincense.
Warnings: Cedar should be avoided during pregnancy.