A Fun, Fragrant Way To Relieve Fatigue, Boost Energy


Walking through an evergreen forest and inhaling the sharp pine-scented air is refreshing and up lifting. It leaves you feeling lively and alert.

What if you could bottle a pine forest and partake of its freshness whenever you feel fatigued?

By combining three essential oils that have invigorating scents you can capture the energizing effects of the evergreens. A mixture of pine oils can stimulate your mind and body without causing the jitters and eventual letdown of caffeinated drinks.

Trees-of-the-Forest Herbal Refresher

Problems with sleeping, fatigue, and lethargy trouble many people with depression and anxiety. Trees-of-the-Forest Herbal Refresher is easy to make, and an effective symptom management tool for tiredness and brain fog. It also provides a welcome boost to those who are naturally slow to wake-up in the morning.

You will need:

  • Atlas cedar essential oil, 20 drops
  • Black spruce essential oil, 30 drops
  • Scotch pine essential oil, 30 drops
  • Jojoba base oil, 1/2 cup
  • Dropper
  • Dark glass bottle with screw cap or dropper top


  1. Put the essential oils, drop by drop, directly into a dark glass storage bottle; add the jojoba oil.
  2. To blend, screw on the bottle cap and shake the oils vigorously for two minutes.
  3. Label the bottle and put it in a dark place—that is between 60 and 80 degrees F—for 24 hours. This allows the oils to synergize.
  4. Store the oil at room temperature away from light and heat; use within two years.

How To Use

Always shake the bottle well before applying. In the morning after showering, or during the day when you need an energy boost, massage a few drops into the sole of each foot, or onto your chest. Or, ask someone to massage a few drops onto your lower back, directly over the kidneys. Allow the oil to soak in for five to ten minutes before dressing. Can be used twice per day.

Rubbing a few drops into the feet or chest also brings relief to people suffering from a cold or the flu. It helps open respiration pathways and relieves body aches and chills.

Caution: Pregnant women and people with epilepsy should avoid using evergreen oils.

Source: Tourles, Stephaine, Hands On Healing Remedies, Storey Publishing, 2012.


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