Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
Native to Pacific Southwest Canada, Arborvitae, known as the “tree of life,” is a majestic coniferous tree that is valued for an array of unique benefits. The chemical components found in the Arborvitae resin give it powerful preservation properties that keep its wood from rotting. For this reason, Arborvitae essential oil is often used in wood crafting and for treating and protecting wood surfaces. This down to earth oil can also be used topically for cleansing both skin and surfaces, and its warm, woody aroma promotes a calm, grounding environment when diffused. With a wide variety of uses and benefits, who “wood” not want to add Arborvitae oil to their essential oils collection?
Because Arborvitae trees have a strong resistance to decay and insect damage, fallen Arborvitae trees can remain sound for over 100 years. Their wood can still be salvaged for roofing and other wood products.
Arborvitae, Thuja plicata, is a needled evergreen that is commonly found around Canada’s Pacific Southwest. This tree is characterized by its reddish-brown bark, horizontal branches, and scaly dark green vegetation with upright brown cones. The Arborvitae tree can reach up to 30–60 M in height and is known as the largest tree in the cypress family. Because of their incredible resilience, the Arborvitae tree often lives to be 400–1000+ years old. Arborvitae essential oil is steam distilled from the tree’s resin.
The warm, woody aroma of Arborvitae oil compliments the earthy aroma Cedarwood oil when diffused. Arborvitae oil blends well with spice oils like, Cassia oil and Cinnamon Bark oil and also pairs nicely with Eucalyptus oil.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. For external use only.