Amour Natural Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) 100% Pure Essential Oil Aroma Cedarwood essential oil has a woody, balsamic smell. It has subtle undertones of sandalwood, although arguably slightly ‘dryer’. Affects Cedarwood is popular for use in meditation as it is believed to help calm and soothe the mind and promote peace. It also has expectorant properties and is useful in inhalations to ease excess mucus production. When used in skincare it acts as an astringent, can balance sebum production and reduce the occurrence of dandruff.