Forest Fresh Aroma
Cedarwood has been used by civilizations for thousands of years. It grows mainly in Morocco, in the Atlas Mountains. It was one of the first essential oils used in ancient Egypt, valued for purifying properties, and was burned by the Greek and Roman empires as a incense fragrance.
It was mentioned frequently in the Bible as the “cedars of Lebanon”, and is said to have been one of the key parts in the building of King Solomon’s temple.
The essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the wood and sawdust of the cedar tree. It has a sweet, woody masculine scent. Cedarwood Atlas is used in men’s fragrance colognes and soap products. It has many therapeutic benefits as an essential oil used as aromatherapy and topical treatment.
Cedarwood Atlas is anti-inflammatory, astringent, tonic, antiseptic, and diuretic. Here are just a few ways Cedarwood Atlas oil can help you:
- Anti-Inflammatory: Cedarwood Atlas reduces inflammation in conditions like arthritis, fibromyalgia, joint and tissue pain, pinched nerves, respiratory and bronchial infections, cystitis and acne. The essential oil can be combined with an unscented lotion, or carrier oil like coconut, jojoba or sweet almond oil, and massaged into joints, skin tissue, chest and on the soles of the feet. The soles of the feet have the largest pores in the body, and absorb essential oils for the benefit of the entire body.
- Calming/Grounding: Cedarwood Atlas is described best by the song that tells us “Don’t Worry…Be Happy!” When you feel stressed, anxious, chaotic or depressed, the sedative properties of Cedarwood Atlas will calm you, help your body and mind relax, while stimulating the effects of healing energy that boosts positivity, sense of hope and creativity. It’s one of the best oils to use if you suffer from insomnia, helping both as a relaxant and to change your focus from problems to feeling hopeful and knowing that “every little thingäó»s gonna be alright!”
- Muscles: From muscle spasms, “charley horses”, and restless leg syndrome to coughs, asthma, heart health and intestinal cramps, Cedarwood Atlas’ sedative and stimulant properties work hand in hand. The sedative nature helps relax and smooth the muscles so that normal function can return, while the stimulant nature helps muscles move forward into that normal function. You can massage into muscles, inhale as aromatherapy, or add 8 drops along with some Epsom salts into your bathwater and soak the cramps away!
Tip: Treat yourself to some wonderful Fall/Winter aromatherapy by putting Cedarwood Atlas in your mist diffuser. Your whole home will smell like the earthy woodsy scents of a walk in the forest.