Essential Oil Rolodex: Arborvitae

Greetings Moonbow Friends!

Welcome to the first installment of the Essential Oil Rolodex.
I love to research, categorize, analyze, and synthesize content - so I am super excited to alphabetically roll through doTerra’s collection of essential oils and signature blends. My intention is to pull together and share information about each product, so YOU have a simple and systematic way to learn key qualities of each oil and safe usage tips and recipes. ENJOY!

First to roll onto the scene… ARBORVITAE


About Arborvitae

Gracefully tall and strongly rooted, Arborvitae (Thuja plicata) is from the Cypress family and has been labeled the “Tree of Life” by ancient civilizations. The essential oil is extracted from the wood through steam distillation. The oil’s chemical structure is rich with Tropolones and Methyl Thujate, which allows it to host a variety of cleansing and purifying benefits for the mind and body. The aroma offers a unique earthy and woodsy tone. At first, I turned my nose to Arborvitae, but I have grown to appreciate the grounding, renewing, and calming effects the oil is known to provide. One of my favorite doTerra blends, Forgive, includes Arborvitae.

The Abundant Universe will Provide

Considered the Oil of Divine Grace, Arborvitae invites you to trust in the flow of life, so you may grow and renew with effortless effort. Often times we overwhelm ourselves with the need to control everything to ensure safety and sustainability. We may constantly defend and work tirelessly to protect ourselves, family, or community. Yet, we can take solace with Arborvitae. Picture the grandness of the Arborvitae – it serves many landscaped homes as a protector, either by offering shade or creating a privacy hedge. When using Arborvitae, we are reminded that we are already whole, safe, and full of grace. Any fear, struggle, or obsession with control can be released to regain balance of body and emotions with steadfast ease.


Go-to Solutions

Boosts immune system – massage on feet or add to diffuser

Preserve & polish wood – create a DIY Furniture Polish

Soothes the skin – with astringent properties, add a drop to your daily skin care routine

Naturally repel insects – add a few drops to a spray bottle and spritz as need to deter mosquitos

Essential TLC

Arborvitae can be used Aromatically and Topically.
Due to possible skin sensitivity, dilute with fractionated coconut oil, lotion, or other carrier oil (ie: avocado, olive, sesame, jojoba). When using topically, always remember LESS IS MORE.
Start with 1 drop diluted in about 1 tablespoon of carrier oil or fragrance free lotion.