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  • Additional Name(s): Arborvitae
  • Color: Clear or Pale Yellow
  • Oil Consistency: Thin
  • Perfumery Note: Top
  • Initial Aroma Strength: Medium
  • Scent: Sharp, fresh, camphorous.

Action: Antifungal, antibacterial, antiparasitic, aphrodisiac, stimulant, hair follicle stimulator, insect repellent, antirheumatic.

Benefits, Indications: Used traditional by Native Americans to help them enter a higher spiritual realm. Used to stimulate the scalp and as an antimicrobial and antiseptic agent. It is an ingredient of cold-remedy salves used to clear the nose and chest. Used for its disinfectant properties in pharmaceutical products.

Protects against environmental and seasonal threats. Promotes healthy cell function. Powerful cleansing and purifying agent. Natural insect repellent and wood preservative.

Chemical Constituents: A-pinene, borneol, bornyl acetate, d-thujone, fenchone, fenone

Companion Oils: Black pepper, cedarwood, citrus oils, ginger, sandalwood, bergamot

Precautions: Avoid while pregnant. May cause skin irritation. Not for internal use.

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