Also called Pacific red cedar, shingle wood, western red cedar, or giant cedar, Arborvitae is an evergreen coniferous tree native to western North America. Named after the French phrase “l’abre de vie” which means "Tree of Life", Arborvitae is steam distilled from the wood part and has an earthy, warm, and woody aroma.
Used as a traditional topical remedy by the Native Americans, the tree also boasts of natural preserving properties and was used extensively in building homes, canoes, totem poles, clothing, ropes, baskets, and twines.
A great alternative to many chemical-laden products, Arborvitae essential oil has numerous practical uses. Diffuse or make your own natural air freshener to create a refreshing atmosphere in your living spaces. You can also create your own wood polish and preservative by mixing 4 drops of Arborvitae essential oil with 2 drops of Lemon essential oil.
Going hiking? Enjoy the outdoors better by applying some of this oil on your wrists, ankles, legs, and arms. It's best to dilute it with your favourite carrier oil to minimise skin sensitivity. If you want healthy, glowing skin, Arborvitae essential oil might just be your skin's new BFF!
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