Cedarwood, Atlas cedrus atlantica
Country of Origin: MoroccoBotanical Name: Cedrus Atlantica
One of the more masculine of essential oils, Cedarwood is popularly used in toiletries for men. It is a great anti-septic, deodoriser and a good insect-repellent. It is also great for relaxing the nerves and tonifying the kidney, hence beneficial for fluid retention lower backache.
Plant Family: Abietaceae (Pinaceae)
Method of Extraction: The oil is distilled from the sawdust or chopped waste wood of Cedarwood trees.
The Cedarwood is a large evergreen conifer that grows to a height of up to 50 meters. It has needle like leaves and brown cones.
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