Dense forests and mossy rocks. Give me the mountains and rainy days and moody vibes.
My roots in the Pacific Northwest reach deeply into the earth. I grew up smelling the green forest and lived by the soundtrack of rushing rivers. My heart loves the mountains, fresh air, and tall trees. I'm sure this is why Arborvitae is an oil that is one of my top favorites. Arborvitae hails from the Pacific Northwest, so it is no mystery why I’d like to share with you the sourcing, history, and origination of this oil.
Arborvitae is known as the "tree of life." This unique and powerful oil has a variety of uses and benefits. Arborvitae essential oil is extracted through a steam distillation process from the twigs and branches of the Arborvitae tree, scientifically known as Thuja plicata. The oil has a distinct woody and earthy aroma, making it a popular choice for both aromatic and therapeutic uses.
Arborvitae essential oil has been called the Oil of Divine Grace. This oil allows us to let go of the need to struggle so much and trust in the abundant flow of life. Arborvitae’s grounding qualities make it a great oil for the Sacral and Root chakras, helping us feel calm, safe, and connected. Pair it with black tourmaline for grounding and howlite for creativity and focus.
So you know I love this oil, but here is how you can love this oil!
Here are the key advantages of using Arborvitae essential oil.
1. Repels Insects: Arborvitae oil acts as a natural insect repellent. You can create a DIY bug spray by diluting Arborvitae oil with water and carrier oil, such as coconut oil. This mixture can help keep pesky bugs at bay.
2. Purifies the Air: Diffusing Arborvitae oil in your home can cleanse the air and create a refreshing and grounding environment. Its purifying properties make it an excellent choice for eliminating unwanted odors and promoting a soothing atmosphere.
3. Supports Healthy Skin: Arborvitae oil contains powerful antioxidants that can help maintain healthy-looking skin. You can add a few drops of Arborvitae oil to your favorite moisturizer or create a DIY facial serum to promote a clear and youthful complexion.
4. Soothes Skin Irritations: Due to its calming properties, Arborvitae oil can provide relief to irritated skin. Applying a diluted solution of Arborvitae oil to the affected area can help reduce redness and discomfort.
5. Respiratory support: Arborvitae is a very solid recommendation for the fall season as it is helpful for supporting the respiratory system. It can be used as a proactive approach to the transitional time of fall and all the challenges that can come with temperature and season changes.