Wood & Tree Oils
We have classified oils as wood oils that come from either the wood, the leaves and branches, or the resin of trees. This list includes Arborvitae, Cedarwood, Cypress, Douglas Fir, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Melaleuca (Tea tree), Myrrh, Petitgrain, Sandalwood (Hawaiian), Sandalwood (Indian), Copaiba, and Siberian Fir.
In this grouping of oils, most can only be used aromatically or topically. Melaleuca, Myrrh, Petitgrain, Copaiba, Siberian Fir and Frankincense can be used internally as well.
Cedarwood, Cypress, Douglas Fir, Eucalyptus, Copaiba, Frankincense, Melaleuca (Tea tree), Myrrh, and both types of Sandalwood have purifying or clarifying properties when applied to the skin. Out of the wood oils, both Arborvitae and Cedarwood are effective at repelling insects.
The wood oils are also great for emotional purposes. Petitgrain, Myrrh, Cypress, Cedarwood, Copabia, and Arborvitae each have calming and relaxing benefits. Siberian Fir, Petitgrain, Hawaiian and Indian Sandalwood, Myrrh, Copaiba, and Eucalyptus are specifically good for tension or stress. Each of these oils works well when diffused. You can also put them in a warm bath by putting a few drops into liquid soap and dissolving it into the water.
Read on to find out some of the more unique uses for each oil (more coming soon)