Aromatherapy Essential Oils

Thuja Essential Oil

Thuja Essential Oil

Thuja occidentalis

Thuja essential oil has a woody, fruity aroma. It is colourless to pale green with light consistency.

It originated in East Asia.

Extraction Method:
Thuja oil is extracted by fresh leaves and twigs using steam distillation.

Chemical composition:
A-thujone, b-thujone, a-pinene, camphene, d-sabinene, fenchone, camphone, terpinen-4-ol and bornyl acetate.

Therapeutic properties:
Anti rheumatic, astingent, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, insect repellent, rubefacient, stimulant, tonic, vermifuge.

Thuja essential oil helps with:

  1. coughs
  2. fever
  3. intestinal parasites
  4. venereal diseases
  5. cystitis
  6. rheumatism
  7. gout
  8. warts
  9. abnormal cell growths
  10. polyps
  11. skin cancers
  12. tumors of skin
  13. mucosa


  • Taken in excess, this oil can produce unpleasant results.
  • It is an abortifacient (agent causing abortion) and convulsant in overdose.
  • The leaf oil is considered toxic.
  • Do not use during pregnancy.
  • Do not use without medical supervision.

Blends well with:

Armoise, Cedarwood, Lavender, Pine Needle and Citrus Oils.