Arborvitae (Genus Thuja, Western Red Cedar) is one of the most sacred plants. It’s a conifer from the cypress family, referred to as the “Tree of Life” because it can live for over 800 years! The essential oil (made from the resin) has vast holistic benefits that match the tree’s vigor and longevity.
Holistic Benefits Of Arborvitae Essential Oil
Arborvitae can improve your holistic health, aiding you on whatever level you need. It can do plenty for the body, but please don’t discount its ability to work deeper! It’s actually one of the best oils for shifting your mind, mood, and supporting spiritual growth.
Experience Arborvitae On Every Level
Physical Benefits of Arborvitae
Arborvitae has antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties. If your immune system is down, this essential oil can boost your defenses and help treat any infections that may result. Apply 1-2 drops diluted in carrier oil to bottoms of feet or along spine to treat systemic candida, viral, or fungal issues. Spot treat warts and any local infections.
I just had a recent experience resolving toenail fungus with the help of Arborvitae. I thought this would never happen to me! However, the combination of Halloween candy, holiday stress, and exposure to fungus in my local day spa were too much for my system. With application twice a day with Arborvitae, Tea Tree, and Oregano, I was able to resolve this stubborn type of infection within a few months!
Also, Arborvitae is an expectorant. It clears mucus from airways, so can resolve respiratory issues naturally which makes it handy during “cold & flu season”.
Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Benefits of Arborvitae
Like most trees, Arborvitae is a grounding essential oil. It’s woodsy smell helps one shift from a scattered, distracted state to feeling calm and fully embodied. The esters in Arborvitae make it a restorative essential oil.
Apply a drop to the bottom of the foot, under the ball in the acupuncture point called Kidney 1 “Bubbling Spring”. Massage in gently by round-rubbing the point for ~ 1 minute. The oil and the acupoint both have grounding effects that are accentuated with used together
You can also try one of these diffuser blends to achieve the desired effect on your body, heart, mind, and spirit:
Arborvitae is known for helping people connect to spiritual support. For those who feel like they need to do everything by themselves, diffusing or applying this resin topically to the heart can help them experience divine grace here on Earth. Arborvitae actually means “to sacrifice” in Latin. Use this essential oil in your meditation practice to learn how to let go of egoic struggles and be willing to receive help from a higher power.
The benefits of Arborvitae are so extensive, it could have a daily role in your wellness routine. Because arborvitae is a precious tree, you’ll want to make sure you’re buying this oil from a company that has sound sustainability practices. Visit my essential oil page here for information on the brand I use. Please reach out to me if you’d like help purchasing and would appreciate educational support.
Have you used Arborvitae essential oil? Did it have a positive impact on your holistic health? Please share your experience in the comments below! Well wishes friend!