Cedarwood atlantica (also known as Cedarwood Atlas) is native to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco and Algeria; the evergreen tree belongs to the Abietaceae plant family and grows up to four metres height. It is shaped like a pyramid and has oval cones and grey-green needles. The essential oil is extracted and distilled from the aromatic wood of the tree and is produced in Morocco and Lebanon.
Atlas cedarwood oil works well as a fixative in natural perfume because of its tenacity in the dry down. The oil is pale yellow to light orange in colour and is viscous.
Aroma: Base Note.
Perfume: A warm, dry and woody scent that is sweeter than other cedarwood oils. It is very rich, balsamic and highlighted with sweet honey-like fruit notes.
Blends well with: bergamot, cinnamon, cypress, frankincense, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, neroli, rose, vetivert, rosemary.
Part of plant used: wood
Type of extraction: steam distilled
Country of origin: Morocco
Also known as: Atlas Cedarwood
Precautions: Avoid during pregnancy. May cause allergies in sensitive individuals. Do not use in high concentrations on young children.
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Packaging: recyclable blue glass bottle