Arborvitae

           Thuja plicata

Known as the “tree of life,” Arborvitae is majestic in size and abundant in many benefits. Arborvitae essential oil has a high content of tropolones, a chemical compound found in Aborvitae, which protects against environmental and seasonal threats and has powerful purifying properties. 

Aromatic Description: woody, warm, earthy

Fun Fact:

Tropolones are an unusual seven membered carbon ring structure not found in significant concentrations in other essential oils. 

Benefits:

  • Protects against environmental and seasonal threats
  • Promotes healthy cell function and immune support
  • Powerful cleansing and purifying agent
  • Natural insect repellent and wood preservative
  • Stress relief
  • sooth mild skin irritations

Hacks:

  • Add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and spray on surfaces or hands to protect against environmental threats
  • Apply to pulse points to promote healthy cell function
  • Diffuse to purify the air and to repel insects inside the home
  • Mix 4 drops of Arborvitae essential oil and 2 drops of Lemon essential oil for a natural wood preservative and polish
  • Apply to wrists and ankles while hiking
  • Diffuse for a grounding aroma
  • Use during meditation for a sense of peace and calm