The biblical Cedars of Lebanon are the Cedrus libani, which are very closely related to the cedars in contemporary Cedarwood oil. Historically, ancient Egyptians used Cedarwood oil in ceremonial rites. Young Living’s Cedarwood oil comes from Morocco and the United States, and it is steam distilled from the bark of the tree. Cedarwood is a key ingredient in Grounding™, Highest Potential™ and Cel-Lite Magic™ massage oil.
Scientific name: Cedrus atlantica
Botanical family: Pinaceae
Region(s) grown: Morocco, USA; Cedrus atlantica is the species most closely related to the biblical Cedars of Lebanon.
Extraction method: Steam distilled
YL Region: Most Young Living Cedarwood essential oil comes from Morocco.