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Based on 259 reviews

During this LONG stay-at-home time of Covid it's been a wonderful escape, if only by scent, to the forest. So far my favorite from the John Forester Sampler Pack is Denali National Park. That being said, I anxiously await the annual Christmas Blend!!

Thanks Sandy! Glad to see this is helping while being stuck at home during COVID. Christmas Tree Lot will be back Thanksgiving Day :) - Forester John ↟

Nailed it.

Got these for wife. She loves them. Was the most ‘precious Christmas’ present this year so yep. Thanks for juicing these trees in the vitamix or whatever you did because it totally worked. Also, I’m not bothered by these scents. She usually blasts all these very perfumey scents that clog my sinuses but these smells make me feel like I breather clearer like a long hike in frozen forest. Just crystal clear. Makes my NG fireplace smell like it’s real.

You nailed it Vin! That's awesome. Thanks for the review! - Forester John ↟

A new tradition

This is one of our favorite oils. It is a three years and counting that we order our oil on Thanksgiving day. We use it all year round for an uplifting boost. It is Christmas at Christmas and happy the rest of the year. My wife now even says make sure to watch for Christmas tree lot right before thanksgiving. Packaging alone is wonderful according to her. A family favorite. Now we give it as presents too.

Thomas, that is very cool! What a great tradition. I am so glad this is bringing some happiness to your home. Thank YOU! - Forester John ↟

Smells like Grandma’s house

I love this oil,it reminds me of Spending the holidays at my grandparents farmhouse.It makes my whole house smell like Christmas.

Hi Jenn. I bet that is a wonderful memory :) I am so glad this takes you there. Thank you for the review! (I like your Christmas tree!) - Forester John ↟

Bring the Outdoors In!

I purchased the sampler and am so glad I did. I have been enjoying the smell of Adirondacks in my living room. These essential oils are the real thing, no cloying artificial scents that give you a headache. These smell great and make you feel like you just had a walk in the woods.

Hi Gail. Thanks for the review and sharing that awesome photo! - Forester John ↟

Will continue to buy! Also a perfect gift!

I am so stoked on these oils – and even more happy with them as I didn't have to purchase from a big name brand. High recommend for the testing set to find out which scent you like best, but honestly they're all amazing so my suggestion would be: go for the set, but also get a full bottle of one. I'll be continuously ordering from John in the future and I also plan to do some Christmas shopping here.
Another note: my initial package got lost in the mail and John immediately sent another! It's so great to order and support small brands with great customer service.

Thank you John!

Thanks for the kind words Anna! I am happy your order arrived and thank you for the review! See you this holiday season :) - Forester John ↟

One to watch

A friend told me about Forester John. I appreciated his website and journey. The blends focus on the trees specific to each forest. The aroma is bright, energetic and opening. Given his unique background and approach it will be interesting to see where the blends go - I expect they may adapt given forest fires, climate change, harvesting consderations, different plant species represented and the overall dynamic nature of each forest.

Purchased the sample pack. Would have liked 1 pipette for each bottle. Appreciated the packaging and shipping.

Thank you Forester John

You are welcome Jacqueline! Thanks for taking the time for the review! - Forester John ↟


I like bogs, I like the smell of bogs, but when I saw this I couldn’t quite imagine what it would smell like. Answer: bogs. It smells cool and refreshing, piney but also a little grassy. A unique scent for sure, someone might even choose to wear it as a light cologne. I enjoy this one when I get home from work, comforting and smells like hiking.

Julia. Thank you for your review and sharing this! I like your description :) - Forester John ↟


I previously lived in Estonia and enjoyed not only our forests but those in neighboring Finland and into Sweden. The taiga is one of my favorite landscapes in the world and this smells so deliciously piney and good, not like a cleaning product but very much like northern Scandinavia. The smell of midnight sun and aurora borealis! I know each tree smells differently, but having also ordered the Sax-Zim Bog scent (also accurate!), I can attest to each of these smelling very unique from one another.

Hi Julia. Just reading your review makes me want to be in the taiga forest! Thank you! - Forester John ↟


It sucks to be stuck inside all year but at least it smells like a Forrest in here :))))) my faves are hoh rains Forrest and Denali ✨

Thanks for the review SASAMI! - Forester John ↟

Love these

I love all the smells! They make my home feel like a forest. Tiny cute bottles, but bold scents!

Thank you for the quick review review Clara! Nice photo :) - Forester John ↟

I'm in love!

I am a mental health therapist and have been researching the benefits of nature on mental health. After learning about the many benefits of "forest bathing" and phytoncides from conifer trees, I stumbled upon this website. Essential oils from conifer trees contain phytoncides, and this company reportedly uses great care in harvesting these oils. After ordering 2 different blends, I fell in love immediately. I then ordered oils for 2 friends, and have since ordered more for myself! I diffuse these to help sleep, in my home throughout the day, and in my office to aid my clients in promoting calm. I highly recommend these oils for any nature lover and also for anyone having issues with depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, sleep issues, or really anyone wanting to add more tranquility to their life. Thank you, Forester John!

Thank you Kevin! What a great review. Nice picture also! So glad these are working out for you and your clients. The mental health benefits of being in nature, and breathing in phytoncides, should be talked about more! - Forester John ↟

Try them all

Loved the sample kit. It came in adorable little bottles perfectly labeled and easy to follow instructions from Forester John himself. I enjoyed being able to test out all of the beautifuly currated forest blends. Thank you!

Hey Nicole! I am glad you are enjoying the samples. That is a great photo. Thank you for taking the time to send it! - Forester John ↟

love love love it

Brings me right back to living in Oregon going on road trips through nature with the windows down. I can’t commend Forester John enough for being able to encapsulate the majestic outdoors into these tiny (but very potent) glass bottles. Hats off to you all you’re doing amazing work, making amazing products.
And love the outreach from John himself. I had a problem and was expecting some
service rep but John personally messaged me to iron out our issue. Everything was settled and I couldn’t be happier! THANK YOU JOHN

It is my pleasure. Thank YOU for taking the time to let others know about your experience! No services reps...just me;) If you ever have questions or concerns just let me know. Enjoy! - Forester John
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A much needed breathe of fresh air

I originally came to this website looking for a scent reminiscent of the Pacific NW where most of my naturesque memories are (Oregon, Yosemite, Washington) but when I got my order of Olympic Park and Boundary Waters EO the conifer scent is obscenely relaxing i’m needing to book a trip out there to see if it smells this good for real!
PLUS a cute personal message from John himself. A true professional will be placing many orders and referring many of my friends to this website!!! Don’t second guess any product here. I'd be hard pressed to find that one of Forester Johns products disappoint me. I’m an EXTREMELY happy customer right now as my house smells like the woods :P

Clay, I can't thank you enough for such a heart warming review. The happiness that you are feeling by filling your home with the scent of the forest is what it is all about. The Boundary Waters is truly a special place. You won't be disappointed! Thanks again:) - Forester John

My oil quickly (and beautifully wrapped)arrived a few days ago, but I did not have a proper diffuser to use them until today. Upon arrival I immediately set it up and now the scent of Washington is filling my home, bringing back wonderful memories! Thanks Forester John:) I just ordered the BWCA oil for myself tonight too! The first one was a gift that I am eagerly awaiting to give, I know my friend will love it! We've travelled there many times, and it is a favorite place.

Danielle, you are so welcome! I love the photo you shared. It makes me want to get out to Washington myself. I hope the BWCA blend was a success:) - Forester John

Christmas tree lot is amazing

We love this seasonal oil by Forester John. Excellent aroma and the highest quality product from the oil to the container to the shipping supplies.

I have used all of Forester John oils, with the exception of Christmas Tree Lot, and love all of them.Each one reminds me of a different place in the forest during a different season of the year. Sax-Zim Bog reminds me of walking on a dirt path as it has a more earthy scent. I will only use Forester John’s tree and outdoor oils from now on.

Pine trees are my favorite tree scent but most oils I’ve tried don’t even come close to replicating them. Forester John managed to achieve this in his Sleeping Bear Dunes. I absolutely love this and will be ordering more.

My favorite thing to do in early December is go to a Christmas tree lot late in the day when it’s cool and take in the scents of the fresh cut trees. This scent is the closest I’ve come to that experience.

Beyond my expectations!!!

I purchased a few sampler packs, one for myself and two for gifts and now need to buy more because they make such wonderful gifts! I couldn’t have been more pleased. They packaging they come in is so nice they almost don’t need wrapping paper. They smell wonderful.

Great Scent

The most true to nature scents I have found. Would love a pure Canadian Hemlock scent (suggestion). Would highly recommend.

Thank you for Elizabeth! Great suggestion also :) - Forester John ↟

Absolute perfection

I ordered the Olympic National Forest oil because I spent my childhood there and am moving to TX in the fall. When I diffuse this oil and close my eyes, I’m carried away to the safety and magic of childhood imagination and the memories are sooooo healing. It smells EXACTLY like the woods I played in 🥰. Thank you so much for making such a true, honest product. Also, mad props on the packaging!! I wish ALL my essential oils looked as beautiful, but also as functionally protected as this one. I couldn’t be happier with my purchase!

Hello Maria. Thank you for the kind words. I am so happy you can relive those wonderful memories! - Forester John ↟

Quality Oils

I love the quality of these oils from the packaging to the scents themselves! Bought many as gifts for family, who also loved them. My mom still raves about them months after receiving! The bog is one of my favorites along with olympic. Recently opened the sampler pack and finding new favorites to order. Highly recommend! Helps you relax and takes you, family, and coworkers straight to the forest!

Thank you for the review Heather. I am glad you and your family are enjoying them :) - Forester John ↟

Taking me home....

These essential oils are amazing, each one unique in in itself. I remember driving though the mountains in Canada and the smell of pine enhanced by the rushing mountain streams made me feel so alive and connected to nature. I recall saying that I wish I could bottle this and take it home with me. have achieved that! Thank you and I will definitely be ordering again.
I ordered the forest sampler. I loved them all...

Hi Sue. I am so glad these connect you to nature and make you feel alive :) Thank you for the review! - Forester John ↟