This essential oil comes from a tree by the name of Giant Arborvitae. The word Arborvitae means “tree of life”. It has been used by natives in Canada for making baskets and canoes for years. The aroma of Arborvitae essential oil has many great emotional benefits. It helps encourage feelings of grounding, calming, courage, stability, and trust. Arborvitae may also have insect repellent properties because of the tropolone chemicals, such as hinokitiol. These tropolone organic chemicals may also provide great purifying properties as well.
Botanical Name: Thuja plicata
Aroma Description: earthy, camphoraceous, fruity
Properties: Antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, astringent, expectorant, insect repellent, stimulant
Uses: Can be used topically and aromatically.
I use a few drops in my laundry. It helps get rid of the bad smells. – Daina I.
I love the way it smells, it fills my home with a rich earthy scent the keeps me calm and relaxed. Its also great for your health. I recommend Arborvitae to anyone and everyone. – Charlotte A.
This stuff is AMAZING! I love the way it smells, it fills my home with a rich earthy scent the keeps me calm and relaxed. Its also great for your health. I recommend Arborvitae to anyone and everyone. – Launa J.
This oil works together with witch hazel to make a wonderful mosquito repellant. Yes, I believe it works. – Autumn Y.