Arborvitae Essential Oil Product Description
Native to the Pacific Northwest of North America, Arborvitae is a majestic evergreen coniferous tree that is valued for its many unique benefits. The variety of chemical components found in Arborvitae essential oil makes it a must-have for wood preservation. Arborvitae has natural preserving properties that keep wood from rotting. Because of this unique preservation ability, Arborvitae is often used in woodcraft and for protecting wood surfaces. The wood and natural components of Arborvitae are also recognized by Native Americans, who used it for making vessels, totem poles, baskets, and clothing. Arborvitae not only protects wood, but its organic elements also safeguard individuals against environmental and seasonal threats as an effective cleanser. 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 repellant. With so many beneficial qualities and uses, there is no question as to why Arborvitae has earned the nickname "tree of life."
Arborvitae Essential Oil Uses and Benefits
Because Arborvitae trees have powerful resistance to decay and insect damage, large fallen Arborvitae trees can remain sound for over 100 years and even then their wood can still be salvaged for shakes for roofs and other commonly needed wood products.
Arborvitae (Thuja plicata) is a needled evergreen that is commonly found around the Pacific Northwest. This tree is characterized by its reddish-brown bark, horizontal branches, and scaly dark green vegetation with upright brown cones. The Arborvitae tree can reach up to 100–200 feet in height and is known as the largest tree in the cypress family. The Arborvitae tree often lives to be 400–1000+ years old.2
Chemistry of Arborvitae Essential Oil
Main Chemical Components: Methyl thujate, methyl myrtenate, α-terpineol
One of Arborvitae’s main chemical components is Methyl thujate. This chemical has a monoterpene backbone with an ester functional group. Because of Arborvitae oil’s main chemical properties, it has a strong renewing effect.
Essential Oil Spotlight
Known as the “tree of life,” Arborvitae is majestic in size and abundant in unique benefits. Our arborvitae essential oil is sourced from the heartwood of the Thuja plicata tree. It is also known as Western Red Cedar and is native to North America (primarily Canada and the Northwestern United States). This unique source of arborvitae essential oil contains a distinct chemical profile and is uniquely concentrated in methyl thujate. The 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. 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.
Arborvitae assists individuals who believe or act like all progress must be made through struggle and solitary effort. Instead of trusting in the Divine, these individuals unconsciously block divine aid, choosing instead to live by their own efforts. Arborvitae addresses the need to control one's outcomes in life. It invites individuals to live with peace and joy by trusting in the abundant flow of divine grace.
Arborvitae is also a grounding oil that teaches Divinity is all around. God's grace can be felt and experienced here on earth; it is not distant or separate. God can help find balance in life and teach what to hold close and what to release.
Arborvitae's Latin name means "to sacrifice." This oil invites individuals to sacrifice their personal will and ambitions for a far more fulfilling way of living. By surrendering to God, the mind relaxes and the soul experiences harmony and peace. Arborvitae teaches that true strength can come through emptiness or a willingness to receive God's strength. It asks individuals to relax, take a deep breath, and trust in the flow of life. Arborvitae assists the soul to live effortlessly by divine grace.
(Taken from the book “Emotions and Essential oils”)
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