Thuja Wood Oil

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Thuja Wood oil (Cedar Leaf Oil)

Botanical Name: Thuja occidentails

Extraction Method: Steam distilled from the leaves

Product Description: Thuja wood or Cedar Leaf Oil is made from the northern white cedar tree, a coniferous tree belonging to cypress family. The tree is indigenous to the Northern and Eastern parts of Canada as well as the Northern areas of the US. It is also known as Eastern White Cedar, Northern White Cedar, Cedar Leaf, Tree Of Life and American Arborvitae and grows near fresh water. The Thuja wood oil is extracted using the steam distillation method from the leaves and twigs of Thuja tree.

A strong top note, Cedar Leaf Essential Oil has intensely sharp and fresh with a woody camphoraceous aroma. It is often used in perfumes, toiletries, cosmetics, soaps and detergents for its aromatic properties.

Common Uses:

Relieves Rheumatism and Arthritis: Rheumatism and arthritis, as well as gout and inflammation are caused by the presence of excess fluids, salt, uric acid and toxic substances which get deposited in the muscles and joints. Thuja essential oil is a detoxifier as it contains diurectic compounds which can help increase urination, facilitates removal of excess fluids, uric acid and other harmful substances. Thuja essential oil is also a stimulant and therefore stimulates and regulates blood flow, ensuring smoother and improved circulation. Combine 2 drops of thuja essential oil with 15 drops of coconut oil and gently massage onto the affected areas for pain relief and to reduce inflammation brought about by these health conditions.

Promotes healthy skin: The anti-bacterial and astringent qualities of Thuja essential oil helps in combatting various skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema and promotes skin strengthening and skin tightening and helps in improving the overall appearance of the skin.

Insect repellent: Thuja wood has toxicity property which helps in killing insects and prevents them from entering the house. This oil can be used in sprays and insect repellent vaporisers to help eradicate them.

Relieves Menstrual pain: Thuja essential oil contains emmenagogue properties which help in painful and discomforting menstrual symptoms. It promotes free, unobstructed and regular flow of menstrual blood as well as offers relief from menstrual cramps, nausea and fatigue that are associated with menstruation. It also helps in improving the mood, thereby preventing mood swings and brings emotional stability. To create a massage blend, mix 1 drop of this oil with 10 drops of sesame oil and massage gently on the lower abdomen area. Alternatively, it can be diffused in the area.

Detoxify Body: Thuja oil contains mix of tonic, astringent, diurectic and stimulative properties which acts as excellent detoxifying agent to rid your body of harmful toxic substances and to improve metabolic levels.

Product Color: Colourless to pale yellow clear liquid

Blends well with: Cedarwood, Lemon, Lavender, Pine, Mandarin

Caution: Avoid during pregnancy and with sensitive skin. It can cause possible sensitization in some individuals, so use in very low concentration only. It is important to note that all Essential Oils are extremely concentrated in nature and if to be applied on the skin or body, should always be diluted upto a maximum dosage of 4% in a suitable carrier oil.

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