Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
Of all doTERRA oils, Arborvitae is potentially one of the most unique. Because of an exclusive agreement with our partners in British Columbia, no other essential oil company can offer this beautiful oil. So why did doTERRA decide to offer such a little-known oil? The answer is in the unique chemistry and preservative properties the tree possesses.
The arborvitae tree itself is actually a conifer that has grown in North America for thousands of years that is more popularly known as the western red cedar, though it is actually in the cypress family. First Nation tribes used the tree for many purposes from shelter in long houses, to totem poles and aromatherapy.
Today, Arborvitae trees are incredibly useful for many reasons. From paper and lumber, to essential oil, no part of the tree goes to waste. Our doTERRA partners do not cut down any trees to make Arborvitae oil—instead they use sawdust from lumber yards. That sawdust is then steam distilled to capture the oil that contains Arborvitae’s unique and woodsy scent.
According to a study conducted by doTERRA that is the first of its kind, Arborvitae essential oil is helpful when it comes to supporting skin health, and would be an excellent addition to your face lotion in the morning.
When applied topically, the chemical component Terpinen-4-ol helps to promote clear and healthy looking skin.*
Using Arborvitae at Home
While additional research into Arborvitae oil remains to be done, there are several known ways that this oil is useful in everyday life. It only takes a brief glance at the benefits to see that Arborvitae can be an amazing addition to your home.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.