redwood trees

Recipe: Redwood Tree Essential Oil Blend for Meditation, Focus, Bliss & More

As I sit among the redwood trees and bask in their majestic presence, I am deeply saturated by not only the moisture the traps in their canopy, but also by all the essential oils exuded by their cells. If you have ever sat in an old growth redwood forest, you know the sensation I am talking about. The density of the air is palatable and there is a silence that pervades deep within.

I like to use the Douglas Fir instead of Redwood in this blend, as I have yet to see redwood essential oil on the market. Like all conifers, Fir is anti-infectious and decongestant, so it has the extra benefit of protecting you from illness.

3 drops Douglas Fir essential oil
3 drops Pinon Pine essential oil
3 drops Frankincense essential oil


  1. Put essential oils and 1-ounce spring water in a spritzer bottle.
  2. Mix gently.

Mist yourself as needed for meditation, concentration or focus. Or anytime your mood needs a little pick me up!

Photo: Michael Balint

Feel Better This Fall: Essential Oil Blend to Ease Cold Symptoms

I know fall is here, mostly because people around me are starting to have that congested cough that often accompanies the onset of respiratory infections. 

I hear it rattle in their throat and chest and while part of me wants to run the other way with my nose and mouth covered, the other part wants to stay and give them this recipe to help reduce the length of their illness.

Try this essential oil blend to ease your cold symptoms this fall.

Essential Oil Blend to Ease Cold Symptoms

3 drops peppermint essential oil
3 drops melissa essential oil
3 drops grapefruit essential oil
6 drops clary sage essential oil
3 drops thyme linalool essential oil


  1. Blend these oils 2 ounces  of sweet almond or apricot oil.
  2. Rub them on the chest, neck, or any areas where lymph nodes are swollen or tender. This is also great to put in a bath to help reduce fever and body aches.

For some this may irritate the skin, so reduce the drops of essential oils (especially thyme and peppermint) if this irritation occurs.

Cheers to a healthier fall!