Thuja Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Thuja occidentalis
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Leaves
Note Classification: Top
Aroma: Sharp, fresh, camphoraceous
Largest Producing Countries: Canada and USA
Traditional Use: Used for its disinfectant properties in pharmaceutical products.
Properties: Antirheumatic, astringent, diuretic, expectorant, insect repellent, stimulant, tonic, vermifuge
Benefits: Disinfectant. Not recommended for use in aromatherapy. May be used in room sprays or cleaning agents.
Of Interest: There are five species of Thuja all of which are used for landscaping.
Safety Data: Avoid while pregnant. May cause skin irritation. Not for internal use.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).