~Good Essential Oil Combinations~
  • Bergamont, Neroli, Sandalwood
  • Lavender, Orange, Eucalyptus
  • Frankincense, Lemon
  • Grapefruit, Lemongrass
  • Lavender, Sage, Chamomile, Lemon
  • Patchouli, Orange
  • Peppermint, Orange, Lavender
  • Lemon, Tea Tree
  • Carot seed, Rosehip, Geranium
  • Lavender, Geranium, Sage
  • Lemon, Orange, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Sandalwood
  • Peppermint, spearmint, lavender, chamomile

For specific uses:

  • Relaxation: Orange, Peppermint, Basil, Lavender, Patchouli, Chamomile
  • Protection: Orange, Lemon, Lavender, Tea Tree, Thyme
  • Banishing negativity: Lavender, Chamomile, Neroli
  • Preventing panic: Rose flower, Orange flower
  • Mood boost: Peppermint, Lemon, Orange
  • Sleep: Hops, Lavender, Yarrrow, Chamomile
  • Skin care: Apricot, Argan, Avocado, Grapeseed, Macadamia, Rosehip, Sesame, Almond

It’s starting to get cold in this neck of the woods, so I just brought in all of the tropical and seasonal plants for the winter. 


Scientifically speaking, here are the measurements for the two tallest plants:

Avocado Tree:  4′4″ (132cm)
Lemon Tree:  4′1″ (124cm)
Both:  Significantly larger than cat size

I look at these trees every day, but I hadn’t fully been able to appreciate just how giant they’d gotten out there on the balcony. Not bad for tropical trees grown from seed in the chilly northwest!