100% Pure Wild Arborvitae Essential Oil in
Ingredients: Thuja occidentalis
Chemical Constituents: a-Thujone, Camphor
Arborvitae, also known as Thuja occidentalis, or Northern White Cedar, is an evergreen member of the cypress family, indigenous to Southeast Canada and the Northern United States. Arborvitae in Latin means “tree of life” and it is particularly sacred to the Ojibwe people, who list the tree as one of their four major plants on the medicine wheel. While it is used for everything from disinfectants to the curing of STDs, this powerful plant does contain the neurotoxin thujone, which can be toxic when consumed in large doses. Arborvitae is useful in treating upper respiratory illness, such as the common cold, sinusitis, tonsillitis, bronchitis, pneumonia or strep throat. It is used topically to relieve arthritis and reduce pain from sore muscles or recovering injuries.
The parts of this tree contain small amounts of the neurotoxin thujone, which makes it popular as a treatment for parasites and as an insect repellant. It is also used topically to treat skin infections, such as warts or cold sores. The antioxidant benefits of arborvitae may help fight cancer and reduce the risk of other chronic diseases.
Uses: You can use Arborvitae in your Zia Zensations diffuser or apply topically.
Directions for Use: Diffusion– Use 3-4 drops in diffuser of your choice.
Topical Use– Apply 2-3 drops to your Zia Zensations Fractionated Coconut Oil.
*Avoid during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Thujone has been known to cause low blood pressure and seizures. It is wise to speak with a doctor before adding this herbal remedy to your regular health regimen.