Product Spotlight: Arborvitae


ARBORVITAE PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Meet the essential oil from the “tree of life.” Native to Pacific Southwest Canada, Arborvitae 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 amazing oil can also be used topically for cleansing both skin and surfaces. When diffused, its warm and woody aroma is perfect for creating a calm or grounding environment. 

 

ARBORVITAE PRODUCT USES AND BENEFITS

  1. Arborvitae oil essential is a powerful cleansing agent. Unlock its cleansing properties by adding 5-10 drops to a spray bottle with water for an easy household cleaning spray. By incorporating this spray into your home, you can keep your house fresh and clean while infusing your space with a grounding, woody aroma.
  2. Unwind after a long day by adding 2-3 drops of Arborvitae essential oil to your diffuser or rubbing 1 drop onto your wrists and inhale its calming and peaceful aroma.
  3. Bring your wood furniture back to life with this DIY Wood Polish using Arborvitae. Many commercial wood polishes contain synthetic ingredients and artificial fragrances that can cause irritation and be harsh on the senses. This naturally sourced polish will help your wood surfaces maintain their shine, and is completely free of synthetic substances.
  4. Create your own cologne with Arborvitae essential oil. Arborvitae oil’s aroma is woody and warm. Try combining with Cedarwood oil and Frankincense oil for an invigorating, woodsy aroma, perfect for an earthy cologne scent. 

FUN FACT

Because Arborvitae trees have powerful resistance to decay and insect damage, even fallen Arborvitae trees can remain sound for over 100 years. Their wood can still be salvaged for roofing and other wood products.

 

PLANT DESCRIPTION

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 100–200 feet 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. 

 

OILS THAT BLEND WELL WITH ARBORVITAE

The aroma of Arborvitae pairs well with the following essential oils: Cedarwood, Cassia, Cinnamon Bark, and Eucalyptus essential oils.

 

CAUTIONS

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. 


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