Grab your sunscreen, insect repellent, and hiking shoes—we’re ready to hit the trails! If you don’t have a U.S. National Forest in your backyard and can’t soak in the dappled light on the forest floor in a moment’s notice, reach for your essential oils. With the right combinations, your diffuser will boast smells of spindly trees, crystal-clear lakes, and sky-scraping mountains. Below are 10 essential oil diffuser blends inspired by U.S. National Forests. Enjoy the instant woodland whimsy!
Siuslaw National Forest, Oregon
When life tells you it’s no fairytale, Siuslaw National Forest says otherwise! Get lost on moss-covered trails as you breathe in the crisp air of the Pacific Ocean. But when life looks a little more like real life and less like make-believe, add the complex notes of Australian Ericifolia and Sacred Mountain to Cedarwood’s homey scent.
Superior National Forest, Minnesota
Is there a better piece of land than Superior National Forest? Its very name suggests there’s not! Five minutes spent in a cabin next to sparkling lakes and dense forests will have you agreeing. When you need to transport yourself to Minnesota for a weekend away with just EOs, mix the sharp notes of Kunzea and Peppermint with Copaiba’s irresistible coziness.
Tongass National Forest, Alaska
Head to Alaska and you’ll find green as far as the eye can see—including the life-changing, shamrock-hued northern lights! If you’re too afraid of running into mighty brown bears, diffuse these oils instead: Northern Lights Black Spruce for its crisp scents, Valor® for its majestic aroma, and Wintergreen for its minty freshness.
El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
Tropical dreams and waterfalls galore! Find your way to El Yunque National Forest and you’ll cancel your return ticket—that’s how much you’ll get swept up in the lushness of Puerto Rico’s forests. To get the experience any day of the week, blend herby Marjoram, zesty Grapefruit, spicy Black Pepper, and lavish Jasmine.
Green Mountain National Forest, Vermont
Step out of the real world and into a quaint village. Drive down twisty lanes with crimson-leaved trees, canoe across crystal-clear lakes, or stay in an idyllic cottage at Green Mountain National Forest! To generate these moments at home, mix the cool scents of Pine, Peppermint, and Spearmint with the nostalgic aroma of Sage.
Tonto National Forest, Arizona
Take a walk on the wild side in Tonto National Forest. Prickly cacti, red rocks, and a beating sun orchestrate the best backdrop for feeling like a modern-day John Wayne. When daily chores get in the way of flying to Arizona, diffuse the sun-kissed scents of Tangerine and Lemon with Juniper’s deep, woodsy aroma.
Ozark—St. Francis National Forest, Arkansas
What’s it like to stumble upon waterfall-filled pools, out-of-this-world caves, and technicolor trees? Road trip to Ozark—St. Francis National Forest to find out! If Arkansas isn’t part of the family trip this year, add flowery Petitgrain and Joy and sophisticated Clarity to your diffuser for a great outdoors getaway in your own home!
Ouachita National Forest, Arkansas and Oklahoma
The minute you get to windy roads hugged by soaring trees, you know you’ve hit Ouachita National Forest. Whether you’re there for the flora and fauna, the local wildlife, or the millions of trees, we promise you’ll never want to leave. Since you can’t move there permanently, diffuse the brisk smells of Cypress and Basil with a bit of Copaiba.
Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia
Ever seen crimson leaves framing silver mountains and orange skies? If so, you might have been in Monongahela National Forest in the fall. But every season in this West Virginian forest is a sight to behold! When you need a pick-me-up from Mother Nature but can’t head to the Mountain State, blend the clean and robust scents of Eucalyptus Globulus, Inspiration, and Rosemary.
White River National Forest, Colorado
Capture glistening lakes, soaring mountains, and every shade of green imaginable in just one photo at White River National Forest! If you can’t make it to see the summer wildflowers or when the leaves turn orange, add to your diffuser sharp scents like Blue Cypress and Pine and soft florals like Lavender and Geranium.
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