10 Recipes with Cedarwood Atlas – Cedrus atlantica

The cedarwoods are very useful oils in Aromatherapy. As a base to anchor an oil blend or perfume, they also speak to our spiritual nature by opening us to higher frequencies, and the dynamic existence of the universe. This cedarwood hails from the Atlas mountains in Morocco and is the nearest in location to the cedars of Lebanon mentioned in spiritual texts.


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Cedrus atlantica needles

Cedrus atlantica needles

In aromatherapy this cedarwood oil is used:

  • help reduce the symptoms of skin irritations and dermatitis
  • help stimulate the scalp where hair loss is an issue
  • to act as a mild aphrodisiac and is often used in products for men for this reason and of course due to its scent

I use this oil as an oil of abundance – to see abundance in all things. It is wonderful for strengthening resolve and fear. Let’s check out some recipes:

Body oils make lovely legs

Body oils make lovely legs

1. Nourishing Body Oil Blend

For a coat of your body use 3 teaspoons of carrier oil in a little dish and, add 7 – 8 drops of essential oil. It’s always best to patch test first, before you apply all over.

***** Always put the drops of essential oil into the bottle or dish first, then add the carrier oil. It gives the scents time to create a synergistic fusion.

For a 50ml bottle of oil add 25 drops and see my articles “Ratios for Blending Essential Oils – A Reminder of the Basics” and “Aromatherapy – It’s Easy as 1 2 3”

“I’ve Got the Power”

Cedar Atlas          3 drops

Mandarin              3 drops

Palmarosa            2 drops

“A Blend For My Man”

Get your guy into the habit of using body oil blends –

Cedar Atlas        3 drops

Bergamot           4 drops

Vetiver                1 drop

“I am One with the Planets”

Cedar Atlas       2 drops

Lavender           3 drops

Petitgrain           3 drops

“Gentle Strength”

Cedar Atlas       2 drops

Orange             4 drops

Basil                  1 drop


Lovely hair with cedarwood

Lovely hair with cedarwood

2. Hair Mask

Warm 3 teaspoons of oil (either olive or jojoba) and add 7 to 8 drops of essential oil. Massage into your hair from the ends up. Wrap your hair in a towel (or some plastic wrap then a towel). Leave for 1 hour, or overnight, then wash and condition as usual.

Cedar Atlas                2 drops

Roman chamomile     2 drops

Indian rosewood        3 drops

Hot steamy shower with essential oils

Hot steamy shower with essential oils

3. Put A few Drops Of Oil into the bottom of the Shower

This works in a similar way to just taking a whiff straight from the bottle, but if you’ve got an extra minute, it will give you a completely different experience. Your whole body will be immersed in an essential oil steam. Just cover the drain with a cloth or your foot for a couple of minutes and breathe in the medicinal goodness.

Cedarwood will help you counteract nerves on a big day, help you move from fear to abundance and allow your upper chakras to open.

A cute little Chinese tea cup to make your perfumes in! pic via - icollector.com

A cute little Chinese tea cup to make your perfumes in! pic via – icollector.com

4. Pure Pulse Point Perfume

In a little dish mix these oils and anoint your pulse points or chakras – 3 drops of essential oils and dilute with a few drops of carrier oil – always patch test first!

“To Attract HIM”

Cedar Atlas     1 drop

Ylang Ylang     1 drop

Lime                1 drop

“To Attract HER”

Cedar Atlas     1 drop

Jasmine 3%     4 drops * see my article for more info on 3% blends in jojoba



Cedar Atlas     1 drop

Ginger             1 drop

Geranium        1 drop


Cedar Atlas     1 drop

Patchouli         1 drop

Rose 3%         2 drops

* see my article for more info on 3% blends in jojoba




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Happy blending and remember to use your intention when you are creating your formulas. See my article about intention.

copryright SR Banks 2015

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