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Arborvitae Essential Oil


Botanical Name: Thuja plicata

Arborvitae Essential oil has a woody and earthy aroma that can help cleanse and purify the home. It is a very versatile and powerful oil that can treat issues related to moths, insects, and cleaning the house. One of our favorite ways to use this oil is to spray it around the house to clean the furniture.


Arborvitae Essential Oil has been used for repelling many types of insects, headaches, fevers and other ailments, around the world. Arborvitae means “tree of life” and was used to treat headaches, coughs, fevers and rheumatic problems. It is also used for promoting healthy skin and grounding.

Arborvitae is very popular in North America, especially with Native Americans. It was used to make vessels, clothing and baskets. The properties of Arborvitae essential oil kept these products from rotting and preserve the goods. Furthermore, it helps rid the skin of blemishes and create healthy looking skin.

The woody and earthy aroma of Arborvitae Essential Oil helps to reduce many different types of insects that might be a problem for clothes and furniture. Furthermore, research suggests that Arborvitae essential oil may have a simultaneous effect on the immune system. Due to these effects, it may also be used as an antiviral to cure fevers and coughs.


  • 5 ml


  • Woody
  • Earthy
  • Warm

Extraction Method

  • Steam Distillation

Shelf Life

  • 2 years

Plant Origin

  • Canada
  • Northwestern America

Main Constituents

  • Methyl thujate
  • Methyl myrtenate
  • Alpha-terpinol


  • Bright Orange


  • Nerve Stimulant
  • Alertness
  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-fungal
  • Antiseptic
  • Anticancer
  • Anti tumor
  • Astringent
  • Expectorant
  • Insect repellent

Body Systems

  • Immune System
  • Uterus
  • Heart muscles
  • Emotions

Blends With

  • Birch
  • Cedarwood
  • Juniper
  • Cinnamon
  • Cassia
  • Eucalyptus
  • Fir
  • Geranium
  • Lavender
  • Orange
  • Sandalwood
  • Tangerine
  • Pine


  • Not for ingestion as it may be toxic
  • Excessive inhalation will cause irritation to respiratory system
  • Must be used after being diluted
  • Get guidance from practitioner if you have epilepsy, liver damage, cancer or other medical problems

Directions of Use

  • Topically: Apply to the skin. Dilute with carrier oils to avoid skin problems.
  • Aromatically: Place 1-2 drops on your palms and inhale.
  • Steam Inhalation: Put 2-5 drops of essential oils into 2-3 cups of boiling water and inhale.
  • Electric Diffuser: Add 2- 3 drops of essential oils in an electric diffuser and inhale.
  • Bath: Add a few drops to your bath and enjoy the aroma.
  • Massage: Mix 1-2 drops of essential oils with 1 cup of coconut oil and massage onto skin.
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