What is arborvitae oil?
Arborvitae oil comes from the leaves and twigs of the western red cedar tree, which is in the cypress family of coniferous trees. It has a very grounding aroma and historically has been referred to as the “Tree of Life.”
Benefits of arborvitae oil:
It is a powerful cleansing and purifying agent and protects against seasonal threats. Arborvitae is a natural insect repellent as well. Emotionally, it evokes a sense of peace and calm.
How to use arborvitae with animals:
Arborvitae can be diffused or applied topically. Not for internal use. It can be used safely in all species, but caution should be used around birds. The more I use this oil, the more I love this oil.
For horses and cattle, it can be applied topically along the spine without dilution, or mixed with a carrier oil to a 1-2% dilution and sprayed on topically. This 1-2% dilution can also be used on dogs
For dogs under 15 pounds, dilute 1 drop oil in 1-2 mL of carrier oil, and apply topically.
For dogs over 15 pounds, dilute 1 drop oil in 20 drops of carrier oil and apply topically.
For cats and smaller animals, diffusion is preferred. For topical application, dilute 1 drop in 15 mL of carrier oil… a little goes a very long way with this one!