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Atlas cedar Cedarwood Essential Oil
This Sun fragrance has a long association in various cultures with central male deities, as one would expect from a Sun scent. King Solomon, said to be a great mage, made the pillars in the Temple to YHVH of this North African cedar (which is also known as cedar of Lebanon). This botanical fragrance makes a good addition to a perfume oil honoring Sun gods. Some consider that cedarwood is ruled by Jupiter, however, perhaps because of their imposing size. Cedar is the perfume associated with Chesed in the Kabbalistic Tree of Life. Top

The fragrance of cedar is often incorporated into charms to attract money, but in China, these trees are associated with lovers because of the way they reach out their branches when growing near each other. In Assyrian mythology, cedar was one of the trees Inanna ate to gain the knowledge of love and sexuality. In Britain, however, this plant has been thought to be capable of prophesying death in the family through the loss of its limbs, which adds a somber note to this Sun scent. In terms of angels, cedar is thought to evoke angelic help, particularly when one needs wisdom. Obviously, the wide popularity of this natural fragrance has meant it has been used in various contexts. Top

Blood cedarCedar has powerful properties to repel mold and bugs - in Roman times, Celts embalmed the heads of their enemies with this oil in order to preserve and keep them, and you know how much bugs love dead heads. I have two types of cedarwood essential oil, both of which smell like cedar with slight differences: Atlas cedar and Western red cedar heartwood. The tree that produces Atlas cedar oil is one of the four true cedars and can live to be 1500 years old. It gets the name "Atlas" from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco and Algeria. It's more spicy and is steam-distilled from Cedrus atlantica in France. The Western Red Heartwood Cedar is very woody and resinous and is steam distilled from the heartwood of Thuja plicata. Top

Combining With Other Essential Oils

The wonderful scent of cedarwood goes well in magickal perfumes that might use ambrette, amyris, angelica root, anise, benzoin, bay leaf, bergamot, blood orange, camphor, cardamom, carrot seed, cassia, chamomile, clary sage, costus, cypress, fir, fir balsam, frankincense, galangal, geranium, grapefruit, guaiacwood, juniper berry, labdanum, lavender, marjoram, myrrh, orris, palmarosa, petitgrain, pine, roman chamomile, rose, rosemary, rosewood, sandalwood, tonka bean, vetiver, or ylang ylang. Top

Western Red Cedar Heartwood Essential Oil (USA)
5 ml $17.00

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Organic Atlas Cedarwood Essential Oil (France)
5 ml $11.00

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Uses in Witchcraft & Magic:

Honoring Male Deities
Money Spells
Love Magic
Perfume of the Sun

Using Essential Oils

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