Where does Arborvitae essential oil come from?
Where does doTERRA source Arborvitae essential oil?
doTERRA sources Arbovitae, also known as Western Red Cedar or Pacific Red Cedar, from the temperate rainforests of the Pacific Northwest (Canada/U.S.)
How does co-impact sourcing benefit Arborvitae oil producers?
Because doTERRA pays well for pure, essential oils and has a growing customer base of oil users, it provides a stable and sustainable income for producers of high quality oils.
Is the sourcing of doTERRA's Arborvitae ecologically sustainable?
doTERRA Arborvitae oil is extracted from wood chips that are a byproduct of the timber industry. In the years before being used to produce essential oils, this biomass was previously burned as a waste product. The sawdust remaining, after the oil is extracted, is collected and sent to paper mills.
Giant Arborvitae is also known as “The Tree of Life”. The essential oil distilled from its woody fibres is sustainably sourced, and very high in esters. The oil plays a key role in giving the Giant Arborvitae repellant (repellent) properties and has a fresh, invigorating aroma.
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