Cedarwood, Atlas Essential Oil (Cedrus atlantica)


It is typically processed using steam distilled as a method for extracting oil from the wood.


Atlas cedarwood oil comes from the Cedrus atlantica tree. It has a woody scent.

Essential Facts

  • Aroma Description:

    Sweet Woody

  • Synonyms(s) for Cedrus atlantica: Abies atlantica, Cedrus africana, Cedrus libani subsp. atlantica, Cedrus libani var. atlantica, Cedrus libanitica subsp. atlantica, Pinus atlantica

  • Botanical Family: Pinaceae
  • Botanical Genus: Cedrus
  • Chemical Family: Sesquiterpenes, Sesquiterpenols
  • Perfumery Note: Base
  • Consistency: Medium and oily feeling
  • Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium - Strong
  • Color: Light Golden Yellow
  • Indigenous Country: Morocco
  • Cultivation: Wild Harvested
  • Processing Methods: Steam Distilled
  • Part Typically Used: Wood
  • Shelf Life: 7-8 years
  • Conservation Status:  [EN] Endangered
    IUCN Red List category abbreviations (version 3.1, 2001)
  • Vegan Vegan
  • Not Pregnancy Safe Not recommended or safe if pregnant or nursing
  • Not Child Safe Not recommend or safe for children

Essential Details

Benefits & Uses

May be benefitial for addressing the following ailments:

Arthritis Asthma Athlete's Foot Bronchitis Cellulite Colic Coughs Cystitis Dandruff Depression Fleas ( Dogs ) Flu Frigidity / Impotence Gingivitis Hair : Damaged Influenza Insect Repellents Insomnia Libido Rashes Skin : Dermatitis Skin : Oily Spots ( Acne ) Stress

Therapeutic Benefits of Cedarwood, Atlas:

Anti-asthmatic Anti-bacterial Anti-depressant Anti-infectious Aphrodisiac Astringent Carminative Cicatrisant Diuretic Expectorant Insect Repellent Sedative

Other Uses for Cedarwood, Atlas:

Balances skin that is quite oily. Great for treating itchiness and rashes. Soothes the mind, antidepressant and an aphrodisiac.

Hair Care

Cautions & Safety

Cautions when using Cedarwood, Atlas:

Don't use Atlas cedarwood oil during pregnancy.

Energetic, Spiritual, and Emotional Qualities

Energetics and Chakras Qualites of Cedarwood, Atlas:

1st Chakra - Survival and Support Expansive Grounding Protective Purifying