Thursday, September 1, 2011

Cedarwood atlas essential oil

Cedarwood Altas essential oil, cedrus atlantica, has been used for acne, dandruff, dermatitis, eczema, fungal infections, greasy skin, hair loss, skin eruptions, ulcers, arthritis, rheumatism, bronchitis, catarrh, congestion, coughs, cystitis, nervous tension and stress-related conditions.
Cedarwood Atlas, cedrus atlantica, is a pyramid-shaped majestic evergreen tree, up to 130 ft. high. The wood itself is hard and strongly aromatic because of the high percentage of essential oil it contains, which is where the essential oil is obtained by steam distillation. The oil was used by the ancient Egyptians for embalming, cosmetics, and perfumery, while in the East it has been used for infections, as a preservative, and as an incense.
Cedarwood Atlas essential oil, cedrus atlantica, blends well with the following essential oils: rosewood, bergamot, boronia, cypress, calamus, cassie, costus, jasmine, juniperberry, neroli (orange blossom), mimosa, labdanum, olibanum, clary sage, vetiver, rosemary, ylang ylang, and other oriental and flower bases.
Cedarwood oil cautions - nontoxic, nonirritant, nonsensitizing. Avoid during pregnancy.
Cedarwood essential oil properties - antiseptic, antiputrescent, antiseborrheic, aphrodisiac, astringent, diuretic, expectorant, fungicidal, mucolytic, sedative(nervous), stimulant(circulatory).

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