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.
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.
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.
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.
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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