“If you go down to the woods today, you’re in for a big surprise!” Yes, you guessed it - the pure, invigorating essence of tree essential oils awaits you. Nature has always had a way of restoring our sense of calm, and a walk in the woods relieves stress, lowers blood pressure, helps you focus and improves your mood. We know you cannot immerse yourself in the wonder of a forest every day, but you can surround yourself with the next best thing - aromatherapy oils extracted from trees - whenever you feel the need for relaxation.
Woody oils - distilled from the bark, leaves, branches and resin of trees - all offer an emotionally calming effect as they transport us outdoors into nature and lift our spirits. The woody family of essential oils blend well with oils from the citrus, spicy or floral families.
“The trees will tell their secrets to those who tune in” - Steven Magee
So, tune into our curated list of three tree oils and find rest and renewal for your weary spirit.
Black Spruce Essential Oil - Harmony
The crisp freshness of Black Spruce oil will immediately surround you with the nostalgia that the forest produces. It is the oil of harmony. Distilled from the needles and branches, this powerful oil, with its energizing aroma will boost you when you are feeling a bit flat. High in the chemical, bornyl acetate, it is known to promote relaxation and calm.
The anti-inflammatory and soothing properties of Black Spruce make it the perfect massage oil - just dilute a few drops in just dilute a few drops in Fractionated Coconut carrier oil and and massage into sore muscles or apply to the back of your neck to improve your sense of harmony. To just breathe easier - diffuse 3-4 drops in any diffuser.
If you want to experience complete forest harmony, mix 5 drops to ¼ cup Epsom salts and add to your bath. (You are likely to hear the woodland music of animals scurrying about and birds chirping!).
Cedarwood Atlas Essential Oil - Serenity
In contrast to Black Spruce, Cedarwood Atlas oil’s warm and spicy balsamic aroma is grounding and balancing. Steam-distilled from the wood chippings of the tree, this oil is known to have a variety of benefits - from repelling insects to treating skin imperfections.
As Cedarwood oil helps to promote emotional balance, it is best diffused at the end of a long day to calm the mind and the body and assist in a good night’s sleep. And if your child wakes with bad dreams, rub diluted cedarwood oil onto the bottom of their feet to help calm their nighttime fears.
After a good night’s sleep, Cedarwood Atlas oil will boost your energy before exercising. Diluted in a carrier oil of choice, rub onto your chest before your workout.
For glowing, youthful-looking skin, add 1 or 2 drops to your moisturizer.
Of all the tree oils, Cedarwood’s chemical properties make it the most popular for repelling insects. Dilute a few drops in Fractionated Coconut oil and rub it on to your skin. (Perfect for campouts in the forest).
Sandalwood Essential Oil - Tranquility
Organic Sandalwood essential oil comes from the bark of the tree and its classic sweet and woody scent makes it popular in perfumes, soaps and cosmetics. For centuries it has been used for meditation and helping to alleviate anxiety and insomnia. It is a tree oil that is both grounding and uplifting when used aromatically in a diffuser, helping to balance your emotions and assist in mental clarity.
Used topically by diluting with a carrier oil to promote healthy smooth looking skin. And for a forest home spa facial, add few drops to a bowl with hot water, cover your head with a towel and let the steam do its magic - nourishing and rejuvenating your skin.
The antiseptic properties of Sandalwood make it perfect for wound healing; dilute in a carrier oil and apply to the affected area. Its anti-inflammatory benefits also make it a relaxing massage oil.
After a long day, create a tranquil atmosphere by adding a couple of drops of Sandalwood oil to your bath and soak life’s stresses away and then diffuse the oil next to your bed for sweet dreams and a night of restful sleep.
Sanctus Essence Essential Oils - Mindfulness
“Anywhere which is in a forest, that’s my zen place.” -Ravenna Tandon
At Sanctus Essence we are mindful of the fragility of and wonder of nature. Our tree organic essential oils are simply the purest droplets of the forest whispering their secrets as you embrace their healing essence.
Our belief is that you don’t mess with nature and we are committed to 100% pure, nature-derived oils that are ethically sourced, cruelty-free, non-GMO and contain no pesticides, insecticides or additives.
Black Spruce, Cedarwood Atlas and Sandalwood are just three of our wellness tree oils, but we could have included the secrets of Tea Tree, Cypress, Frankincense, Myrrh and Balsam Copaiba essential oils in our forest collection.