Thuja Essential Oil: Properties, Uses, Composition and Safety

Oil Name: Thuja Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Thuja occidentalis

Oil Overview

Thuja essential oil has a woody, fruity aroma. It is colourless to pale green with light consistency. Potentially toxic. Do not use without medical supervision.

Oil Sources

Thuja Essential Oil originated in East Asia and is extracted by fresh leaves and twigs using steam distillation.

Essential or Carrier Oil?

Essential Oil

Chemical Content

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



Therapeutic Properties:

Anti-rheumatic, Astringent, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Insect Repellent, Rubefacient, Stimulant, Tonic, Vermifuge

Possible Uses

Coughs, Fever, Gout, Rheumatism, Urinary Tract Infections.


Pregnancy: Not suitable for pregnant mothers

Detail of Warnings

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.

Compatible Combination Oils

Cedarwood, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Orange, Pine


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