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Arborvitae Essential Oil

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Welcome to the world of wellness with Edens Garden's evergreen Arborvitae essential oil. With a warm, woody scent that grounds your senses, this essential oil is more than just a pleasing aroma. Distilled from wood and rich in methyl thujate, a natural anti-inflammatory component, Arborvitae is your secret weapon against inflammation.

Just ask our customer, Lisa, who says, "A few drops of diluted Arborvitae soothes my sore joints like nothing else." But the benefits don't stop there. This versatile oil is a skincare champion, promoting clear, radiant skin. Plus, it's a natural insect repellent, making it a must-have for your next camping trip or backyard barbecue.

Inhaling the deeply grounding aroma of Arborvitae can help uplift your spirit, making you feel as steady and serene as the trees from which it's derived. For an easy DIY stress-relief hack, try adding a few drops to your diffuser or dilute it and it to bath water. Experience the tranquility of the forest, right in your own home.

Remember, safety first! Always dilute Arborvitae essential oil before applying topically.


Botanical Name: Thuja plicata

Origin: Canada

Method: Steam Distilled

Plant Part: Wood

Note: Top

Family: Cupressaceae

Blends Well With: Nootka Tree, Patchouli, Galbanum, Gingergrass, Sandalwood and Cedarwood

Aroma: Intensely woody, sharp and potent with faintly sweet and fruity nuances

Consistency: Thin - Medium

Color: Amber

Safety & Shelf life

Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.

Not to be confused with thujone-rich Arborvitae distilled from the leaves.

OK For Kids: 2+

Kids Max Dilution: 1%

Shelf Life: 4 Years

Pet Safety: Essential oils are generally safe to diffuse around adult cats and dogs intermittently. Ensure the room you’re diffusing in is well ventilated and that your pet can leave if desired. Discontinue use if you notice any adverse reaction. Avoid topical use and diffusing around young pets, small animals or pets with health problems.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Arborvitae essential oil?
  • Arborvitae essential oil is distilled from the wood of Thuja plicata tree, also known as the ‘Tree of Life” or as the majestic Western Red Cedar found in the northwestern united states and Canada. It has a strong pungent, bold, warm and earthy presence aroma that is incredibly grounding. Its main component, methyl thujate, is outstanding for inflammatory conditions.
What is Arborvitae essential oil good for?
  • This oil has a lot of unique benefits and its health benefits should not be overlooked. Topically, this essential oil works well in dilutions to achieve healthy looking skin by reducing inflammation. Its powerful purifying properties will help cleanse and reduce redness, irritation and calm itchy skin. If using it on those with sensitive skin, perform a skin patch test before using in a larger area. Another option is to use it in blends as a natural insect repellent diluted with a carrier oil. For respiratory concerns such as bronchitis, try a stream inhalation by adding some Peru Balsam to hot steamy water in a glass or ceramic bowl, tenting a towel over your head, closing your eyes and adding 1-2 drops of Peru Balsam to the water. Tent the towel over your bowl and head and breathe deeply for a few minutes.
Can Arborvitae essential oil be taken internally?
  • Essential oils are powerful, concentrated substances so a little goes a long way. Two of the most effective ways to use them are by way of inhalation and topical use. Using Arborvitae essential oil internally is rarely necessary or recommended, no matter the brand. Essential oil ingestion can lead to adverse reactions such as medication contraindications, mucous membrane irritation, sensitization and nausea if done incorrectly. Therefore, if you wish to drink essential oils, we strongly recommend consulting with a knowledgeable professional with experience in internal use.
Can Arborvitae essential oil cause heart palpitations?
  • Arborvitae essential oil, known by its Latin name, Thuja plicata, is not the same chemotype as Thuja occidentalis. Thuja plicata is also known as Western Red Cedar and an oil that does not contain the component thuja and should not be confused with Thuja occidentalis, a tree native to Europe also known as White Cedar. The latter, if the plant is ingested fresh or the essential oil in large doses, can cause toxic reactions that include vomiting, stomach ache, diarrhea and gastroenteritis, headache and further may cause issues with heart palpitations, liver atrophy arrhythmia and myocardial bleeding.
Is Arborvitae essential oil harmful to cats or dogs?
  • If choosing to use Arborvitae essential oil around your dog or cat, it’s important to look out for warning signs such as behavioral differences, such as whining, scratching or acting loopy. Stop using essential oils around your pets if you notice these signs, and don’t use essential oils around small pets, puppies, kittens and pregnant cats and dogs. We don’t recommend applying essential oils to your pup or administering oils orally without consulting a holistic veterinarian. You may diffuse small amounts of oil around your pet, but be sure to do so in a well-ventilated room where your pet can leave if desired.
Comments from GC/MS report:The analysis of this Arborvitae Oil batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Thuja plicata. No contamination or adulteration was detected. The results provided in this GCMS quality analysis reflect the chemical composition of the oil and lot referenced above on the date of analysis.

How to Use

Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.

Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.

DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.


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