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- Botanical Name: Cedrus atlantica
- Appearance: Pale yellow to golden amber clear liquid
- Strength: Moderate to Strong
- Description: Woody balsamic aroma with a slightly camphorous sweet note at the top
- Highlights: Sharper and not as woody as the “sawdust” aroma from Virginian or Texan cedarwood (the latter being junipers, rather than cedars.)
Want to learn more about this essential oil? Here’s some of my favorite resources:
- Robert Tisserand’s Essential Oil Safety, Pages 237 – 238
- Julia Lawless’ The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils, Pages 66 – 67
- The Good Scents Company
Every essential oil contains constituents, and every batch of essential oil can be different. For Cedarwood (Atlas) essential oil, we compiled constituent rates from several gas chromatograph analyses and cross-referenced with medical/science literature and studies. Each rate was then weighted in the higher range to ensure restrictions covered for general safe usage. Your specific Cedarwood (Atlas) essential oil may or may not contain all of the following constituents or contain them at these rates.
Here are the constituents and rates used in the calculator for Cedarwood (Atlas) essential oil: