Thuija Twigs, loose


All of our Thuja Twigs are harvested by Native Americans using appropriate rituals and prayers.

Thuja is an evergreen species of tree in the cypress family. French explorer Jacques Cartier learned from Native Americans how to use the foliage to combat scurvyand nicknamed Thuja the “tree of life.”

Due to the presence of thujone, the fan-like foliage of this tree is generally limited to being used to make infusions and tinctures for skin care preparations and natural cleaning products.

The leaves of the tree as well as its timber are fragrant and its genus name is adapted from a Greek word that means “to fumigate.” The wood, which is rot and pest-resistant, was burned by the ancient Greeks as an offering to the Gods.

Thuja contains compounds with astringent properties when applied topically. Use the dried leaf to prepare skin washes, salves, ointments and other body care products.

- Use hot water infusions as a skin wash and oil infusions to produce salves and ointments.
- May be tinctured for topical use.
- Use in natural cleaning products.
- Use for smudging.

Active compounds: Coumarins, Flavonoids, Tannins, Volatile oil

Other names: tree of life, Eastern white cedar, Nothern white cedar, swamp cedar, yellow cedar

Storage: Store in a sealed container in a cool, dark place.

Due to the presence of thujone, this herb is limited to topical use and smudging.


As with all smudges, sacred incense resins, herbs & wood, exercise caution when lighting and burning. Always use a heat proof container that is placed on a nonflammable surface and always keep away from children, pets and flammable items. By purchasing this product, you signify that you understand this responsibility and that Ye Olde Spice Guy holds ABSOLUTELY no liability for any injury, damage or loss resulting from the use of any and all products we offer.

Information contained in this shop is for educational purposes only.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
please be advised: you should always consult with your doctor before making any changes to your diet!!

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: Shipping charges vary from country to country so I just picked one of the highest. I will refund any shipping charges above actual charges to your location.


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Check or money order welcome - order will be shipped 10 days after receipt of check/money order to allow check or money order to clear bank.

Shipping from United States

Even though we say that we ship in 1-2 weeks, in most instances we try to ship within 5-7 business days. All orders will be shipped via USPS with Delivery Confirmation or FedEx.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Returns and exchange details

If you are unhappy for any reason, please contact me (Marty) at 702-370-0035. Since most of our items are classified as food items, we can only do returns if we mistakenly sent the wrong item.

Buyer pays for shipping to return items to Ye Olde Spice Guy.

We will not issue refunds on any items once an order is placed.



Any customs fees will be paid by the customer.

Please allow up to 4-6 weeks for your order to arrive. Thank you for your patience. If it has been past this time frame, please contact me and I will be glad to work with your to resolve the issue.

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