Cedarwood Atlas: This essential oil has the wonderfully sweet, earthy aroma of the cedarwood trees. Cedarwood Atlas blends well with a vast array of essential oils. It's commonly used in the perfume industry and is particularly fitting for male fragrances. It blends well with citrus essential oils like grapefruit, orange, or lemon; spicy essential oils like cinnamon or clove; and floral essential oils like jasmine or rose. It works great as a deep woodsy aroma in cold process soap or after shave.
Distillation method: Steam Distilled
Country of origin: Morrocco
Botanical name: Cedrus Atlantica
Flashpoint: 200ºF +
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Performs wonderfully in cold process soap, especially when blended with other essential oils. It sticks well and I haven't noticed it fading the least bit. Very popular with the men.
I purchased this as a base note to hold down other scents in my cold process soap, but also to add a earthy more masculine scent to my soap collection. While you could definitely use this as a standalone scent, I would recommend having fun pairing it up with different middle or top notes. Scent is subjective, it doesn't boil me over, but it's my husband's favorite soap scent. It reminds me of opening a cedar chest.
Update: I tried the American Cedarwood and much prefer this one. Worth the extra money. Smells sophisticated right out of the bottle, very pleasant.
I love the scent however I had a problem with the batch of soap I made using this scent. I made two batches of that soap that day one using another fragrance oil. The one made with CedarWood Atlas did not set up as well as the other batch that one was Hot Apple Pie and used the same recipe. I am wondering if anyone else has problems with this.
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Jeanie! I'm so glad you love the scent of our Cedarwood Atlas Essential Oil! Though I'm sorry you had troubles soaping with it. In our tests and recipes this EO behaved beautifully in cold process soap. I will email you directly to find out more about your recipe and to help troubleshoot!
This is earthy in a forest sort of way. I don't use it straight, but rather as a blender to add that forest note to my CP soaps when I am looking for that element in a design. Didn't have any trouble soaping with this.
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