Cosy Cedarwood (atlas)



Essential oil name Cedarwood

Latin name Cedrus atlantica

Note/perfume base note, earthy, herby

Family Pinaceae

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

Blends with

Juniper, Cypress, Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Clary Sage

Therapeutic application nervous tension, cystitis, bronchitis, catarrh, dermatitis, and arthritis.

Safety data

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.

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