Arborvitae essential oil: the Tree of Life

Arborvitae trees can live up to 800 years. With a life expectancy that spans generations and lifetimes, it is no wonder the Arborvitae tree has gained the nickname “Tree of Life”.

Arborvitae trees are a member of the cypress family and are native to North America and parts of Asia. These ancient trees have been known to grow up to 200 feet tall.

A number of species of Arborvitae trees are used in hedging and are commonly found in topiary gardens. They are often used in privacy hedge as some species grow as much as 80 centimetres each year.

Arborvitae essential oil by DoTERRA

One of our absolute favourite things about DoTERRA essential oils is the diversity of the oils they distill and sell. Arborvitae, with its woody, strong and majestic aroma, can be a difficult essential oil to find. Fortunately, it is available through DoTERRA and can be purchased here.

This powerful essential oil has a number of uses including:

Anti-fungal treatment: add 3-4 drops of Arborvitae essential oil to one teaspoon of your favourite carrier oil and massage the blend into the bottoms of your feet in the evening and wear socks to bed. You can also apply the mixture to areas of concern on your body.

Anti-viral treatment: at the first sign of a cold or flu, add 3-4 drops of Arborvitae essential oil to one teaspoon of your favourite carrier oil and massage the mixture into the bottom of your feet. Be sure to wear socks to bed in order to increase absorption.

Cold sore & wart treatment: to speed up healing or a cold sore or wart, apply a single drop of Arborvitae essential oil to the tip of your index finger and massage it directly into the affected area 2-3 times per day.

Sinus & respiratory treatment: when you find yourself feeling stuffed up or are experiencing sinus pain or congestion, mix 8-10 drops of Arborvitae essential oil into your favourite carrier oil and massage the mixture to you chest at bedtime.

Insect repellent: keep insects at bay and out of your home by diffusing 7-10 drops of Arborvitae essential oil in your ultrasonic diffuser (we STRONGLY recommend this one). You can also dilute 15-20 drops of Arborvitae essential oil into 100ml of water and use this mixture as a room spray to freshen the air and keep insects away.

Stimulant: when you need a little more get up and go and some more pep in your step, blend 8-10 drops of Arborvitae essential oil into one tablespoon of your favourite carrier oil and apply the mixture under your nose and to the back of your neck.

Meditation helper: if you’re anything like us here at The Essential Life, you need all the help you can get when it comes to focusing your mind during meditation. We LOVE diffuser 8-10 drops of Arborvitae essential oil in our diffuser while we meditate.

Blending with Arborvitae essential oil

When using Arborvitae essential oil in blends, we love mixing it with woodsy oils such as cedarwood, frankincense, cypress and fir. Arborvitae also blends well with florals such as lavender, geranium and jasmine essential oils. For a blend that’s guaranteed to leave you feeling refreshed, we highly recommend blending Arborvitae essential oil with a strong and sweet citrus such as sweet orange essential oil.

Where to buy Arborvitae essential oil

Arborvitae is one of the less common single essential oils. Fortunately, it is available to purchase on Amazon through DoTERRA. Click here to purchase.