Essential oil name Cedarwood
Latin name Cedrus atlantica
Note/perfume base note, earthy, herby
Extraction method steam distillation of wood – stumps and sawdust
Main chemistry α-pinene, β-pinene, myrcene, limonene, bornyl acetate, β- farnesene and manool
Plant description an evergreen tree, growing some 130 feet, producing needle like structures and cones; high essential oil content
Therapeutic actions antiseptic, diuretic, stimulating, fungicidal, anti-sebhorric, anti-putrescent
Therapeutic uses multi system use for skin, circulation, respiratory, genito/urinary, nervous systems
Juniper, Cypress, Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Clary Sage
Therapeutic application nervous tension, cystitis, bronchitis, catarrh, dermatitis, and arthritis.
avoid during pregnancy, otherwise is none toxic, sensitising or irritating
Deborah Casey is a qualified Aromatherapist. She began her training with personal learning and progressed onto an introductory course followed by an advanced course of learning with the Bridge Project in Washington Tyne and Wear. She then progressed onto Diploma study and obtained her Diploma in Body massage prior to successful study of Aromatherapy. Having passed through the menopause, complicated by mesh injury, she applied aromatic essential oils in an unconventional manner. Then she found white birch - her go to for many ails.