Atlas Cedar - Warm, rich, sweet, woody scent. Considered to be the best cedar available; provides richness and stability in perfumes and aromatherapy blends.
The Atlas cedar grows in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco and Algeria. It is a true cedar, not like the red cedar of the United States, which is actually a species of juniper.
The aroma of Atlas cedar is woody, oily and slightly animal-like. The tree is closely related to the famous centuries-old biblical cedars of Lebanon now protected from further destruction by law.
Atlas cedar is used for its aroma and fixative powers in soaps and perfumes. It blends well with woody, floral fragrances.
In high concentration, Cedar oil may irritate the skin and it should not be used during pregnancy.
Cedarwood oil benefits the skin by its sedating ability and thus relieving itching. It also acts as an astringent and is good for acne, oily skin and hair and dandruff.
It helps with chest and urinary infections, acts as a general tonic and has a pronounced effect on mucus membranes.
It has a calming effect and is of great help in conditions associated with anxiety and nervous tension. It is also helpful in cases of arthritis and rheumatism.
Cedarwood oil's great benefit lies in its ability to calm and smooth nerves and its relieving of skin and hair problems.
It is important in easing conditions of a respiratory nature, urinary infections, rheumatism and arthritis.
In vapor therapy Cedar oil can be used for arthritis, bronchitis, rheumatism, respiratory problems, a general tonic and as an insect repellant.
Cedarwood can be used in a blended massage oil, or diluted in the bath to assist with: asthma, bronchitis, respiratory problems, catarrh, cystitis, painful joints and dandruff. (use with care not to cause skin irritation)
Cedarwood oil used in a cream or as a spray is of great use for an oily skin or for scalp disorders but should be used in a very diluted form.
Cedarwood oil blends well with the following: Benzoin, Bergamot, Cinnamon, Cypress, Frankincense, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Neroli, Rose and Rosemary.
Essential and resin oils are volatile, fragrant materials extracted from the root, bark, wood, seed, fruit, leaf or flower of a single plant. Essential oils contain the odor, taste and medicinal properties of the plant itself, but in very concentrated form, with no base oil, alcohol, water or dilutants added.
Steam distillation and cold pressing are used to extract the essential oil from the plant.
Starwest Essential Oils are guaranteed to be 100% pure and undiluted. The distillation process occurs either at the site where the plants are grown or at a distillery. Each oil is tested for purity and strength using the gas chromatography method.
Packaged in glass amber bottles to preserve the oils, the 1/3 ounce size has a fitted dropper insert and a tamper-evident, child-proof lid. The larger items are in amber glass or PET gallon containers, depending on the product.
Starwest’s pure essential oils are suitable for use in aromatherapy, cosmetic preparation, healing and body care, potpourris and more.
Essential oils are very potent and should always be used sparingly and in conjunction with a reliable reference.
1. Always read and follow all label warnings and cautions.
2. Keep oils tightly closed and out of reach of children.
3. Never ingest undiluted essential oils.
4. Don't use undiluted oils on your skin. Dilute oils with vegetable oils, one to three drops per tablespoon.
5. Keep oils away from eyes and mucous membranes.
6. Skin test oils before using. Dilute a small amount and apply to the skin of your inner arm. Do not use if redness or irritation occurs.
7. If redness, burning, itching or irritation occur, stop using oil immediately.