I can't really tell you why I love this oil so much, I just do. I love the smell of it and it brings me a sense of calm and rest. That is why I added it to my stress relief roller bottle and my bed linen spray. I spray it on my pillow and I can smell the arbovitae in the undertones and I just hug my pillow and drift off into peaceful sleep. Now enough about me and my love of this oil and more about this oil.
Native to Canada, all parts of the Arborvitae tree were used extensively by Native Americans for health benefits and for building vessels, totem poles, baskets, and clothing. Because of its natural preserving properties, Arborvitae prevents wood from rotting, which makes it popular in woodcraft and for preserving natural wood surfaces. Known as the “tree of life, ” Arborvitae (Thuja Plicata) is majestic in size and abundant in unique benefits. Arborvitae essential oil is concentrated in tropolones, such as hinokitiol, which are a group of chemical compounds that protect against environmental and seasonal threats and have powerful purifying properties.
Emotionally, Arborvitae has been used for centuries by Natives to promote grounding, calming, and spiritual trust. Great for meditation and balancing emotions from overzealous to composed. Great reason I put it in my Destress Relax Mom oil blend lol
Want a little science? Also great to add to any cleaners and here is come science behind it for you The antimicrobial properties of cedar leaf (Thuja plicata) oil; a safe and efficient decontamination agent for buildings
If you want to diffuse it, it blends well with Cedarwood, Frankincense and Birch. It's main constituents again for those of you who love the science are Methyl Thujate, Hinokitiol and Thujic Acid.
Because I'm am one of those who love the science behind it In vitro antimicrobial and anticancer potential of hinokitiol against oral pathogens and oral cancer cell lines.
andAntibacterial effect of beta-thujaplicin on staphylococci isolated from atopic dermatitis: relationship between changes in the number of viable bacterial cells and clinical improvement in an eczematous lesion of atopic dermatitis
Here are a few of the recipes I mentioned above:
My I'm a stressed out mom the kids won't stop screaming, ahhhhhh OMG I need to smell my oils blend lol. I put in Balance which is a grounding blend with about 2 drops of Arborvitae ( I really go by scent to judge this ratio) mixed with fractionated coconut oil in a roller bottle. I like this roller bottle and you can buy it there are well.
You can add it to your wood polish that I talked about here.
You can also add it to your outdoor blend.
CautionsPossible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
A little video about my beloved oil
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