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Profile: Atlas Cedar Essential Oil

Commonly known as: Atlantic Cedar Bark Oil (I.N.C.I.).
Botanical name: Atlantic Cedar.
Extraction process: Steam distillation of woods derived from organic farming.
Family: Pine Family.
Part of the plant extracted: Wood.
Location: Originating from the Atlas, a mountain range in North Africa, and then established in Europe (France, Italy, Bulgaria).
Flowering: September.
Provenance, origin: Morocco.
Phytochemical composition: Sesquiterpenes (11-alpha-H-himachala-1,4-diene, deodarone, trans-alpha-bisabolene, delta-cadinene, beta-himachalene, alpha-himachalene, gamma-himachalene), sesquiterpenols, sesquiterpenic ketones (cis-gamma atlantone, trans-gamma atlantone, trans-alpha atlantone, cis-alpha atlantone).
Sensorial properties: Appearance: Liquid, fairly viscous; Color: Orange-yellow to brown; Scent: Woody, sweet, pleasant.
Physical characteristics: Density: 0.92 - 0.95 g/cm3; Refractive Index: 1.500 - 1.520.
Benefits: Lipolytic, purifying, lymphatic stimulating, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, soothing, astringent.
Concerns: All skin types, particularly oily and acne-prone skin; All hair types, especially oily hair; Recommended in cases of hair loss, dandruff, and against cellulite.

Details

Applications

  • Facial Care (creams, serums, exfoliants, cleansing gels);

  • Body Care (massage oils, body lotions, scrubs);

  • Hair Care (shampoos, conditioners, hair masks, serums);

  • Hygiene (deodorants, solid soaps, liquid soaps).

Method of Preservation

Store away from air, light, and heat.

Contraindications, Usage Precautions

Potentially allergenic. Do not use during pregnancy or on children. Any method of use other than topical is not recommended. Do not use the essential oil undiluted on the skin, dilute it to 20% in a carrier oil before any application. As a precaution, it is preferable to test the Atlas cedar essential oil in the crook of the elbow before using it on the skin.

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In the Middle Atlas region of Morocco, there are ancient cedar forests that reach an average height of 50 meters. The essential oil extracted from their bark has a stimulating effect and is an ideal ally for promoting and accelerating hair growth. Also recognized for its lipolytic properties, it acts on the breakdown of fatty substances and therefore has an anti-cellulite action.