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Cedarwood Essential Oil (Cedrus atlantica)

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Cedarwood essential oil is known for its grounding and calming properties, making it effective for times of stress and helping to combat negativity. It is an excellent oil to reach for when faced with chaos or conflict and for meditation and reflection.

It has historically been used to treat respiratory complaints such as excess phlegm and spasmodic coughing due to asthma and colds. In skincare, it has been known to assist in controlling acne and eczema and reduce skin irritation; in hair care it can reduce symptoms of dandruff while promoting healthy hair growth. 

Botanical Family, Origin & Extraction: Pinaceae (conifer); Morocco; Steam distillation from wood

Properties: Anti-fungal, anti-infectious, antiseptic, (urinary & pulmonary), astringent, diuretic, insect repellent, and sedative

Body Systems Affected: Nervous and respiratory systems

Aromatic Influence: Rich, warm, woody and sweet aroma 

Other Possible Uses: This oil is recognized for its purifying properties. It may also help acne, anxiety, arthritis, congestion, coughs, cystitis, dandruff, psoriasis, purification, sinusitis, skin diseases, and water retention. It may help open the pineal gland and help reduce oily secretions 

Historical Uses: Cedarwood was used traditionally by the North American Indians to enhance their spiritual communication. It creates the symbolic effect of the umbrella protecting the earth and bringing energy in from the universe. At night the animals in the wild lie down under the tree for the protection, recharging, and rejuvenation that the trees bring them

Folklore: Cedrus Atlantica is supposed to be the species most closely related to the biblical Cedars of Lebanon

French Medicinal Uses: Anger (calming effect), arteriosclerosis, bronchitis, calming, cellulite, diuretic, hair loss, nervous tension, tuberculosis, urinary infections

Blends With: Bergamot, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, floral oils, juniper, resinous oils, and rosemary

Directions for Use

  • Use 8-10 drops in a diffuser of your choice
  • Dilute 1% to 3% in a carrier oil for topical use
  • Apply diluted to flex points and/or directly to area of concern

Safety Considerations

  • Do not take essential oils internally*
  • Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes
  • Do not apply undiluted to skin (refer to an aromatherapy text)
  • The information on this website is not intended to diagnose or prescribe
  • Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should consult a trained healthcare practitioner prior to using
  • You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis
  • Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem
  • Stop using this product if you suspect an allergic

GC/MS Report: The analysis of our Cedarwood batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Cedrus atlantica. No contamination or adulteration was detected. The results provided in the GC/MS quality analysis reflect the chemical composition of the oil and lot referenced on the date of analysis.

*Mockingbird Apothecary does not recommend ingestion of essential oils

    Cedarwood Essential Oil (Cedrus atlantica)


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