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New Oils! Arborvitae & Cardamom

Arborvitae  "Tree of Life"

Known as the “tree of life,” Arborvitae is majestic in size  and abundant in therapeutic benefits. Arborvitae essential  oil has a high content of tropolones, a group of chemical  compounds that protect against environmental and  seasonal threats, have powerful purifying properties, and  promote healthy cell function. Hinokitiol, one of the  tropolones in Arborvitae, protects the body from harmful  elements while supporting normal cell activity. This  compound also contributes to Arborvitae’s natural insect  repellent properties. Thujic acid, another tropolone found  in Arborvitae, has been studied for its ability to protect  against common threats in the environment. Native to  Canada, all parts of the Arborvitae tree were used  extensively by Native Americans for health benefits and for building vessels, totem poles, baskets, and clothing.  Because of its natural preserving properties, Arborvitae  prevents wood from rotting, wh…