Cedarwood Atlas


Atlas Cedarwood Essential Oil is said to be grounding & calming, and helps to combat negativity. It’s an oil that is used during times when faced with chaos or conflict, and is a nice oil for use during meditation or reflection.

Botanical Name

Cedrus atlantica

Plant Family


Country of Origin


Common Method of Extraction

Steam Distilled

Plant Part Typically Used



Light Golden Yellow


Medium and oily feeling

Perfumery Note


Strength of Initial Aroma

Medium – Strong

Aromatic Description

Atlas Cedarwood Essential Oil smells woody and sweet.

Possible Substitute Oils

Atlas Cedarwood, Frankincense, Cypress, Sandalwood, Cistus, Himalayan Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Virginia Cedarwood

Blends Well With

Patchouli, sandalwood, frankincense, rosemary, chamomile, eucalyptus, cypress, juniper berry, vetiver, ylang ylang, clary sage, neroli

GRAS status


Atlas Cedarwood Essential Oil Uses

Cedarwood oil is known to be an effective treatment for a wide variety of conditions, including acne, anxiety, arthritis, dandruff, and eczema. Cedarwood oil is also effective in treating respiratory conditions such as bronchitis and congestion. It is rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties and is known to boost the immune system and provides relief from cold and flu symptoms.

  • Supports healthy respiratory system
  • Helps manage minor pain and inflammation
  • Stabilizes during stressful transitions
  • Sedative properties assist with sleep
  • Grants a sense of clarity and empowerment
  • Promotes feelings of self acceptance
  • Enhances meditation and spiritual expression
  • Cleanses the skin of impurities
  • Assists with skin disorders due to antiseptic and astringent properties
  • Soothes, calms, and relaxes the mind and body
  • Instills confidence and security in times of trouble
  • It acts as an insect repellent for bugs like mosquitoes

Source: Julia Lawless, The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Updated Edition) (London: Harper Thorsons, 2014), 66-67.

Clear the lungs with these respiratory supportive oils, they work great in a nasal inhaler, diffuser, or mix with a 1/2 cup of Epsom salts for a decongesting and body ache relieving bath soak!

  • 5 drops Atlas Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica)
  • 5 drops Eucalyptus (any variety)
  • 5 drops Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

This makes a great blend for getting some support for sleeping. Add these drops to a room diffuser next to the bed.

  • 3 drops Atlas Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica)
  • 3 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • 1 drop Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)
  • 1 drop Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides)

Another wonderful blend to help with getting some good sleep time in is our Anapaou blend or Sleepy Time roller bottle.

Directions: Add essential oils to diffuser with recommended water. Read more about diffusing essential oils.

Major Constituents Atlas Cedarwood Essential Oil

    • B-Himachalene
    • a-Himachalene
    • (E)-a-Atlantone
    • Gamma-Himachalene
    • Deodarone
    • (E)-Gamma-Atlantone
    • Himachalol, Isocedranol

    See Essential Oil Safety for a more complete list of typical constituents.

    Source: M. Aberchane, M. Fechtal, Analysis of Moroccan Atlas Cedarwood Oil (Cerus atlantica Manetti). (Journal of Essential oil Research 16, 2004), 542-547. Source cited in Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 237.

Atlas Cedarwood Essential Oil Safety Information

Tisserand and Young do not indicate any special precautions when using Atlas Cedarwood Oil. Reading Tisserand and Young’s full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 237-238.]

Recommended Dilution Range

5%-Neat for some conditions

General Safety Information

Do not take essential oils internally nor apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Read, Birkat Natural’s, Guide to Diluting Essential Oils, for general dilution information. If you are currently experiencing pregnancy, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, have any other medical problem, or are otherwise under the care of a physician, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and be sure to first read the recommended dilution ratios for children. Consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications. Carefully read Birkat Natural’s Essential Oil Safety Information page, before using any essential oil. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made by Birkat Adonai Farm, LLC as to the medicinal value of any products from Birkat Adonai Farm, LLC. The information presented here is for educating our customers about the traditional uses of essential oils and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. You are responsible for understanding the safe application of these products. If you have any questions, please call or email us for further information.


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