Arborvitae Thuja plicata

Arborvitae, with natural preservation properties, essential oil from this native Canadian tree acts as a powerful cleansing and purifying agent, while providing a warm, earthy aroma.


Part Number: 49360001
Size: 5 mL
Wholesale: $22.00
Retail: $29.33
PV: 22

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Plant Part: Wood

Collection Method: Steam Distillation

Main Constituents: Methyl thujate, hinokitiol, thujic acid

Key Benefits

  • Protects against environmental and season threats
  • Powerful cleansing and purifying agent
  • Naturally repels insects

Arborvitae Essential Oil Chemistry

Arborvitae oil is high in tropolones, a unique type of chemical constituent not found in any other essential oil. Their unique structure makes them especially effective.

Arborvitae Research

Burney OT, Jacobs DF. Terpene production and growth of three Pacific Northwest conifers in response to simulated browse and nutrient availability. Trees. 2012;26(4):1331-1342.

Vourc’h G, Martin J-L, Duncan P, Escarré J, Clausen TP. Defensive adaptations of Thuja plicata to ungulate browsing: a comparative study between mainland and island populations. Oecologia. 2001;126(1):84-93.




Aromatic Usage Suggestions

  • Diffuse to purify the air
  • Diffuse for a grounding aroma
  • Diffuse at outdoor gatherings to naturally repel insects
  • Use during meditation for a sense of peace and calm
Topical Usage Suggestions

  • Apply to wrists and ankles while hiking
  • Add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and spray on surfaces or hands as a protectant
Not for Internal Use!
Arborvitae essential oil is sustainably sourced from Vancouver BC thru and exclusive partnership as part of doTERRA’s Co-Impact Sourcing program.

 Arborvitae — The Oil of Divine Grace

Negative emotions: Willful, struggle, excessive effort, distrust, rigid, fearful, need to control.

Positive Properties: Peaceful, surrender, grounded, allowing, relaxed, grace-filled, effortless living, trust in divine grace.

Oils that Blend Well with Arborvitae Essential Oil

Arborvitae essential oil blends well with Birch, Cedarwood, Cassia, Cinnamon Bark, and Eucalyptus essential oils for diffusion.

Can be applied neat to skin, undiluted.

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil or other carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.


Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

Helps Support these Body Systems

detoxification system

endocrine system

mood and behavior

nervous system

reproductive system

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