How to Use Arborvitae Essential Oil

Arborvitae is an evergreen coniferous tree native to Canada that has many unique benefits. The essential oil produced from Arborvitae trees is ideal for using aromatically and topically for cleansing and purifying. Arborvitae oil also makes a great companion for outdoor activity as it acts as a natural insect repellent.

With so many beneficial qualities and uses, there is no question as to why Arborvitae has earned the nickname “tree of life.”

And before you grab any bottle of Arborvitae oil from the grocery store, be careful of the sourcing. dōTERRA’s sourcing arrangements for this oil are done in an innovative, environmentally-responsible way through distillation of residual wood materials to ensure no trees are unnecessarily harvested for production.

Here are the ways I recommend using Arborvitae Essential Oil:


Protect Against Seasonal Threats

Arborvitae essential oil has some amazing therapeutic benefits. It’s high in tropolone which means it has strong cleansing properties that protects the immune system and supports normal cell activity in the body.

To use: diffuse in your favorite diffuser to protect yourself and your family against seasonal and environmental threats. Add On Guard protective blend for extra support. 

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Clean Your Home

The cleansing properties don’t just stop with protecting your health, Arborvitae can also be used to clean the air and surfaces in your home. 

To use: Add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and spray on surfaces or hands for a quick DIY cleaner.

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Keep Bugs Away

Compounds of Arborvitae – tropolone and thujic acid – make it a great natural insect repellent

To use: Apply to wrists and ankles while spending time outside.

Ease Your Mind

Arborvitae’s aroma is deep and earthy, making the oil calming, grounding and peaceful. It’s a great oil to have on hand if you’re feeling angry, frustrated, or overwhelmed. 

To use: diffuse 2 drops each of sandalwood and wild orange during meditation for a sense of peace and calm.

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Preserve Wood

Arborvitae has natural preserving properties that keep wood from rotting, so it’s as a perfect natural wood preservative and polish. The oil is often used in woodwork or in dealing with wood products to keep wood healthy, fresh, and preserved for long-time use. 

To use: mix 4 drops of Arborvitae essential oil and 2 drops of lemon essential oil to protect and polish wood surfaces in your home.

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Oils that Blend With Arborvitae

Arborvitae essential oil blends well with cedarwood, cassia, cinnamon bark, and eucalyptus essential oils for diffusion.

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    Leann is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and Certified Essential Oils Coach. She holds a Master’s degree from Drake University and a Bachelor of Science from Upper Iowa University. Accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, Leann is an award winning author of 2 books How to Get Your Kids to Beg for Veggies and 100 Ways to Lose Weight”.

    Born and raised as an Iowa farm girl, she moved to Texas in 1998 where she lives with her husband and 2 kids.

    As a wife of a brain cancer survivor, Leann has a special interest in anti-cancer nutrition and detoxification. She works with individuals and groups, and speaks regularly at hospitals, schools and organizations. Leann’s goal is to teach people how to attain optimal health by getting to the root cause of chronic and inflammatory conditions, while using healing modalities such as essential oils. Click here to get Leann’s free report, “37 Cancer Facts You Should Know…But Probably Don’t

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