- Distillation Method: Steam
- Country of Origin: Canada
- Plant Part: Needles and twigs
- Latin name: Abies balsamea
- Cultivation: Wild grown
- Note: Top
About the Oil: Balsam Fir is the only fir tree native to Canada. This one is wonderfully refreshing! Most firs tend to be highly prized, and often used generally for their aromatic contributions. While it is considered stimulating, it works well as a nervine, and can be calming. Fir oils in general have been used to help relieve joint and muscle pain associated with sprain, strain and rheumatoid arthritis. Fir Balsam has traditionally been used for fever, and respiratory or sinus infections.
Fir oil is also indicated as an analgesic, and anti-inflammatory
. It can be diluted in a carrier oil for massage in cases of arthritis, muscular aches and pains, and rheumatism. It has been included in some cough and cold remedies, and may act as an expectorant - the essential oil has been researched for its ability to kill airborne germs and bacteria.
Aroma: fresh, vibrant and coniferous
Use: It may be used in a diffuser or candle lamp to bring that 'forest green' scent to any space; used to bring alertness to the mind, or diluted and applied topically to the adrenal areas or the body in general it may help general fatigue.
Caution: Always test a small amount of essential oil first for sensitivity or allergic reaction. If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult a physician.
Aromatherapist Alert: If interested in purchasing this product in 120mL+ quantities, please inquire.