Bring the Outside In and Scientifically Ease Stress With These ‘Forest’ Finds
There’s nothing like walking into a forest and taking in a fresh breath of air. Forest bathing, the Japanese practice of walking through a forest to cleanse your spirit, has been scientifically proven to ease stress and anxious thoughts. Even forest-inspired skin care can help soothe stressed skin. With forest bathing scents, you can bring that fresh and relaxing scent into your home and enjoy it whenever you need it.
With new launches from brands like Nue Co. and Aromatherapy Associates, you can fill your home with the soothing smells of nature. Shop these forest bathing scents to get all the goods without leaving home.
Forest bathing scents to make your home as relaxing as the great outdoors
1. Nue Co.’s Forest Lungs, $95
This gender-neutral fragrance has woody, smokey, slean resin, and tart citrus notes to calm you down. It’s 100 percent vegan, hexane-free, and cruelty-free. In trials conducted by Nue Co., it was found that 96 percent of consumers felt less stressed within thirty minutes of using Forest Lungs.
Shop now: Nue Co.’s Forest Lungs, $95
2. I’m Outside, $28
Not a perfume and not a room spray, this fragrance is meant to be an overall calming mist designed for the face and body. It mixes phytoncides (found in forest air), vitamin D (what you get from sunlight), and fulvic acid and microalgae (to mimic the microbiome boost you get from the outdoors). The scent is a subtle blend of cypress, hinoki, spruce, Japanese mint, and pine.
Shop now: I’m Outside, $28
3. Brooklyn Candle Montana Forest Minimalist Candle, $28
Inspired by the evergreens in the mountains of Montana, this scent blends blue spruce, pine, and camphor essential oils and fragrance. Made with 100 percent soy wax, these candles are vegan, cruelty-free, phthalate-free, and petroleum-free. They are made premium fragrance oils infused with essential oils and lead-free cotton wicks (lead wicks were banned in the United States in 2003).
Shop now: Brooklyn Candle Montana Forest Minimalist Candle, $28
4. Forest Therapy Roller Ball, $35 on sale for $25
Carry this rollerball to get a hint of forest air everywhere you go. This grounding essential oil blend of pink pepper, cypress, and ho wood is meant to be applied directly to your pulse points as needed. With the code “BLACKFRIDAY” you can save 25 percent on this rollerball.
Shop now: Forest Therapy Roller Ball, $35 on sale for $25
5. Outdoor Fellow No.8 Sandalwood and Pine Needle, $36
This natural coconut wax blend combines pine sandalwood, and juniper berry to give you a warm and woody scent. Outdoor Fellow donates 5 percent of every candle sale to The Trust for Public Land, an organization that is focused on health, equity, and justice; ensuring that everyone has access to the health benefits derived from nature.
Shop now: Outdoor Fellow No.8 Sandalwood and Pine Needle, $36
6. Bath and Body Works Fresh Balsam, $25
This Bath and Body Works candle combines the scents of woodland balsam, crisp eucalyptus, fir branches, cedarwood, and essential oils in a soy wax blend to fill your home with woodsy scents.
Shop now: Bath and Body Works Fresh Balsam, $25
7. Lush Guardian of the Forest Body Spray, $40
Inspired by the beloved Lush Guardian of the Forest bath bomb, this body spray smells like woodsy cypress, rosewood, and oakmoss absolute. This woody uplifting scent will keep you smelling good and feeling calm.
Shop now: Lush Guardian of the Forest Body Spray, $40
8. Mrs. Meyers Iowa Pine Room Freshener, $6
Get the glorious scent of Mrs. Meyers without even cleaning with this room spray. This Iowa Pine room spray has the scent of freshly cut trees with a touch of clove and cedar for a crisp and warm smell. It’s also cruelty-free.
Shop now: Mrs. Meyers Iowa Pine Room Freshener, $6