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Atlas Cedar / Cedarwood (Oshadhi) 10ml

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Cedar TreeAtlas Cedar (Cedarwood) Essential oil


While cedarwood essential oil may be popular now for its pleasing scent and its ability to repel pesky insects, its roots actually go much further than that. Because of its sweet, woody aroma, the oil has gained popularity as a vital ingredient in perfumes. However, there's definitely more to cedarwood essential oil than meets the eye -- and the nose.

Cedarwood essential oil boasts a plethora of uses and benefits. It can help reduce hair loss, improve your skin, relieve pain, and so much more. What's even more interesting, however, is that cedarwood oil has actually been around for longer than you might expect.

Benefits of Cedarwood Essential Oil


  1. Disinfecting wounds - Cedarwood oil is a natural antiseptic. Due to its potent antibacterial properties, it can ward against infections when applied in its diluted form to topical wounds. As it is generally not recommended to use essential oils in their pure state, try adding a few drops to an antiseptic cream or mix it with equal parts water. Apply the resulting mixture over the wound or dab using cotton and repeat as often as needed. This will help kill bacteria trapped in the flesh and prevent more from invading, which aids in facilitating faster healing.
  2. Killing fungal infections - Unlike bacteria, fungal infections typically take longer to treat because they’ve literally taken root in the affected areas. In addition to being antibacterial, cedarwood essential oil is also antifungal, meaning it has distinct properties that are specifically designed for fighting afflictions like athlete’s foot and nail fungus. It targets the problem from the surface down to the roots which, with regular maintenance, should help eliminate the infection and prevent it from coming back.
  3. Reducing hair loss - Hair loss is a great concern for many, even for those not suffering from alopecia or other similar conditions. Instead of resorting to synthetic cocktails like rogaine, try the natural route and use cedarwood oil instead. After diluting with equal parts water or adding 2-3 drops to a spoonful of coconut oil, massage it into the scalp in order to increase circulation. Rub for five minutes and rinse after half an hour.
  4. Cedar sprig and fernEasing arthritis - Because of the anti-inflammatory compounds abundant in cedarwood essential oil, it is highly effective in easing joint pain and stiffness caused by arthritis. By being massaged onto the skin and simultaneously being inhaled, cedarwood oil works in two different ways in order to help reduce joint and tissue inflammation and dull the perception of pain. To give the entire body the same benefit, try adding 5-10 drops of this oil to your daily bath.
  5. Boosting the respiratory system - The presence of potent microdroplets in essential oils means that whatever benefits they carry can instantly be absorbed by the lungs, and because cedarwood oil is a natural sedative, it can help relieve respiratory problems like asthma. Chronic coughing can also be eased by inhaling this essential oil’s scent. If your lungs feel congested or if there’s stubborn phlegm in your respiratory tract that needs getting rid of, rub a few diluted drops of cedarwood essential oil onto your throat and chest for several minutes, breathing in the relaxing scent deeply as you go.
  6. Regulating the menstrual cycle - Another special function of cedarwood essential oil is the stimulation and, eventually, the stabilization of a woman’s menstrual cycle. That is because it’s also a natural emmenagogue, or a substance that can induce blood flow in the woman’s pelvic area, which can be especially beneficial for those suffering from irregular periods. Recall that essential oils in general can have a direct effect on the body’s hormonal levels, and cedarwood essential oil is no different. In this case, it could kill multiple birds with one stone because most women who’d need an emmenagogue also tend to suffer from severe PMS symptoms like fatigue, abdominal cramps, nausea, and mood swings.
  7. Helping with insomnia - Having trouble falling and staying asleep? Rest easy. In its function as a sedative, cedarwood essential oil can also induce total body relaxation while gently ridding your mind of intrusive thoughts—in short, a perfect recipe for getting some snooze. When used as your oil of choice for aromatherapy, cedarwood may also facilitate the release of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that’s converted by your brain into melatonin to promote uninterrupted and restorative sleep.
  8. Protection Against Creepy-Crawlies - If you’re looking for protection against ticks and other creepy-crawlies, be sure to include cedar in your mixture. Effective against: Ticks, ants, fleas, mites, lice, and other creepy-crawlies.

Blending: Cedarwood is a flexible oil, you can blend it successfully with floral oils, Clary Sage, Rosemary, and even Eucalyptus.

Adapted from: All About Cedar: Facts, Benefits, and Uses of Cedarwood Essential Oil.

Essential OilImportant Information


  • Essential Oils are highly concentrated extracts of medicinal plants, very powerful in their effect and should be used with moderation and great care.

Essential oils used for massage - general instructions for dilution


  • If used other than for ambient diffusion, i.e. for massages, essential oils should always be diluted in good quality vegetable carrier oil before applying to the skin (i.e. sweet almond, sesame, jojoba, olive oil, etc.).
  • The standard dilution for adults is 1–3% essential oil, or about 3–10 drops of essential oil in 15 ml (= 1 tablespoon) of vegetable oil (20 drops = 1ml).
  • For children, sensitive skin and during pregnancy the dilution should be 0,5%-1% (1-2 drops in 10 ml).
  • For a full bath use for adults 5–15 drops and 3–5 drops for a footbath. The essential oils should be diluted with some carrier oil, a little cream or honey to help them disperse in the water.

Specific oils requiring higher dilution


  • Essential oils of Clove bud, Cinnamon (leaf or bark), Oregano, Savory, Thyme (thymol and borneol) can irritate the skin, use only highly diluted (0.5%—1% dilution).
  • For sensitive skin care should also be taken with Aniseed, Fennel, Lemongrass, Melissa (Balm), Peppermint, Sage, Wintergreen, and sometimes also Basil, Ginger, Lemon and Bitter Orange (1 - 3 % dilution).

Some precautions


  • These oils (except the citrus oils) should also not be used for children under 2 years and during pregnancy.
  • If pregnant avoid in addition: Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Juniper, sweet Marjoram, and Myrrh.
  • If applying photo-sensitizing essentials oils like Bergamot, Orange, Mandarin or Lemon to your skin (even in dilution) do not expose your skin to direct sun for several hours afterwards (to avoid pigment spots). The furocoumarin free Bergamot is ok.
  • In case of high blood pressure Hyssop, Rosemary, Sage and Thyme (thyme) are contra-indicated; a gentle massage with relaxing essential oils however is very beneficial.
  • In case of Epilepsy do not use the essential oils of sweet Fennel, Hyssop, Rosemary and Sage.
  • If you have a medical condition we recommend that you seek the advice of a Maharishi Ayurveda practitioner or aromatherapist.

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Atlas Cedar / Cedarwood (Oshadhi) 10ml

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SKU: 55037

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Atlas Cedar (Cedrus atlantica)

Also known as Cedarwood

Ths is a pure therapeutic-quality aromatherapy essential oil produced using wild-crafted plants and traditional methods from Morocco, and is obtained from the wood of the tree.

While cedarwood essential oil may be popular now for its pleasing scent and its ability to repel pesky insects, Cedarwood essential oil boasts a plethora of uses and benefits.

Strenghtening and Purifying - Great in a Detox Massage Blend

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10ml

Atlas Cedar / Cedarwood (Oshadhi) 10ml

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Ingredients


  • Atlas Cedar (Cedrus atlantica).

Product Information


  • Name: Atlas Cedar.
  • Botanical name: Cedrus atlantica.
  • Also known as: Cedarwood.
  • Cultivation: Wild-crafted.
  • Country of origin: Morocco.
  • Part of Plant: Wood.
  • Fragrance Note: Middle/Base.
  • Contraindications: Do not use during pregnancy.
  • Major Compounds: beta-, alpha- & gamma-Himachalene, trans-alpha-Atlantone, delta-Cadinene.

Additional Information

Quantity 10ml
Ean code 5025868550370
Benefits

Cedar TreeAtlas Cedar (Cedarwood) Essential oil


While cedarwood essential oil may be popular now for its pleasing scent and its ability to repel pesky insects, its roots actually go much further than that. Because of its sweet, woody aroma, the oil has gained popularity as a vital ingredient in perfumes. However, there's definitely more to cedarwood essential oil than meets the eye -- and the nose.

Cedarwood essential oil boasts a plethora of uses and benefits. It can help reduce hair loss, improve your skin, relieve pain, and so much more. What's even more interesting, however, is that cedarwood oil has actually been around for longer than you might expect.

Benefits of Cedarwood Essential Oil


  1. Disinfecting wounds - Cedarwood oil is a natural antiseptic. Due to its potent antibacterial properties, it can ward against infections when applied in its diluted form to topical wounds. As it is generally not recommended to use essential oils in their pure state, try adding a few drops to an antiseptic cream or mix it with equal parts water. Apply the resulting mixture over the wound or dab using cotton and repeat as often as needed. This will help kill bacteria trapped in the flesh and prevent more from invading, which aids in facilitating faster healing.
  2. Killing fungal infections - Unlike bacteria, fungal infections typically take longer to treat because they’ve literally taken root in the affected areas. In addition to being antibacterial, cedarwood essential oil is also antifungal, meaning it has distinct properties that are specifically designed for fighting afflictions like athlete’s foot and nail fungus. It targets the problem from the surface down to the roots which, with regular maintenance, should help eliminate the infection and prevent it from coming back.
  3. Reducing hair loss - Hair loss is a great concern for many, even for those not suffering from alopecia or other similar conditions. Instead of resorting to synthetic cocktails like rogaine, try the natural route and use cedarwood oil instead. After diluting with equal parts water or adding 2-3 drops to a spoonful of coconut oil, massage it into the scalp in order to increase circulation. Rub for five minutes and rinse after half an hour.
  4. Cedar sprig and fernEasing arthritis - Because of the anti-inflammatory compounds abundant in cedarwood essential oil, it is highly effective in easing joint pain and stiffness caused by arthritis. By being massaged onto the skin and simultaneously being inhaled, cedarwood oil works in two different ways in order to help reduce joint and tissue inflammation and dull the perception of pain. To give the entire body the same benefit, try adding 5-10 drops of this oil to your daily bath.
  5. Boosting the respiratory system - The presence of potent microdroplets in essential oils means that whatever benefits they carry can instantly be absorbed by the lungs, and because cedarwood oil is a natural sedative, it can help relieve respiratory problems like asthma. Chronic coughing can also be eased by inhaling this essential oil’s scent. If your lungs feel congested or if there’s stubborn phlegm in your respiratory tract that needs getting rid of, rub a few diluted drops of cedarwood essential oil onto your throat and chest for several minutes, breathing in the relaxing scent deeply as you go.
  6. Regulating the menstrual cycle - Another special function of cedarwood essential oil is the stimulation and, eventually, the stabilization of a woman’s menstrual cycle. That is because it’s also a natural emmenagogue, or a substance that can induce blood flow in the woman’s pelvic area, which can be especially beneficial for those suffering from irregular periods. Recall that essential oils in general can have a direct effect on the body’s hormonal levels, and cedarwood essential oil is no different. In this case, it could kill multiple birds with one stone because most women who’d need an emmenagogue also tend to suffer from severe PMS symptoms like fatigue, abdominal cramps, nausea, and mood swings.
  7. Helping with insomnia - Having trouble falling and staying asleep? Rest easy. In its function as a sedative, cedarwood essential oil can also induce total body relaxation while gently ridding your mind of intrusive thoughts—in short, a perfect recipe for getting some snooze. When used as your oil of choice for aromatherapy, cedarwood may also facilitate the release of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that’s converted by your brain into melatonin to promote uninterrupted and restorative sleep.
  8. Protection Against Creepy-Crawlies - If you’re looking for protection against ticks and other creepy-crawlies, be sure to include cedar in your mixture. Effective against: Ticks, ants, fleas, mites, lice, and other creepy-crawlies.

Blending: Cedarwood is a flexible oil, you can blend it successfully with floral oils, Clary Sage, Rosemary, and even Eucalyptus.

Adapted from: All About Cedar: Facts, Benefits, and Uses of Cedarwood Essential Oil.

Essential OilImportant Information


  • Essential Oils are highly concentrated extracts of medicinal plants, very powerful in their effect and should be used with moderation and great care.

Essential oils used for massage - general instructions for dilution


  • If used other than for ambient diffusion, i.e. for massages, essential oils should always be diluted in good quality vegetable carrier oil before applying to the skin (i.e. sweet almond, sesame, jojoba, olive oil, etc.).
  • The standard dilution for adults is 1–3% essential oil, or about 3–10 drops of essential oil in 15 ml (= 1 tablespoon) of vegetable oil (20 drops = 1ml).
  • For children, sensitive skin and during pregnancy the dilution should be 0,5%-1% (1-2 drops in 10 ml).
  • For a full bath use for adults 5–15 drops and 3–5 drops for a footbath. The essential oils should be diluted with some carrier oil, a little cream or honey to help them disperse in the water.

Specific oils requiring higher dilution


  • Essential oils of Clove bud, Cinnamon (leaf or bark), Oregano, Savory, Thyme (thymol and borneol) can irritate the skin, use only highly diluted (0.5%—1% dilution).
  • For sensitive skin care should also be taken with Aniseed, Fennel, Lemongrass, Melissa (Balm), Peppermint, Sage, Wintergreen, and sometimes also Basil, Ginger, Lemon and Bitter Orange (1 - 3 % dilution).

Some precautions


  • These oils (except the citrus oils) should also not be used for children under 2 years and during pregnancy.
  • If pregnant avoid in addition: Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Juniper, sweet Marjoram, and Myrrh.
  • If applying photo-sensitizing essentials oils like Bergamot, Orange, Mandarin or Lemon to your skin (even in dilution) do not expose your skin to direct sun for several hours afterwards (to avoid pigment spots). The furocoumarin free Bergamot is ok.
  • In case of high blood pressure Hyssop, Rosemary, Sage and Thyme (thyme) are contra-indicated; a gentle massage with relaxing essential oils however is very beneficial.
  • In case of Epilepsy do not use the essential oils of sweet Fennel, Hyssop, Rosemary and Sage.
  • If you have a medical condition we recommend that you seek the advice of a Maharishi Ayurveda practitioner or aromatherapist.
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