Essential Oils

Cedarwood essential oil (Cedrus Atlantica)

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Sources:  USA, Africa
Extraction: Steam Distilled
Note: Base
Scent:  woody, balsamic
Key Points: 

  • Useful as a fixative
  • Can be used in blends for air purification
  • Similar emotional effects to sandalwood (Lavabre)
  • Stimulating but with a slower onset and longer lasting (Schnaubelt)
  • Somewhat viscous so not suitable for nebulizers

Properties:  antifungal, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, expectorant, insecticide, sedative
Uses:  Coughs, anxiety, stimulant, air purification, inscect repellant, stress
Cautions: Should not be used on children under 10 due to ketone content (Schnaubelt). Avoid if pregnant. May cause skin irritation.

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