Fir Balsam oil delivers much more than just a fresh, wintery scent; it is best known for relieving cold symptoms, but it is an excellent detoxification support, can speed up the body’s healing processes, and has many household applications due to its disinfectant properties. Its aroma is fresh, evergreen and slightly balsamic, and the oil presents as a clear, colorless liquid with a strong middle fragrance note. Steam distilled from the needles of the species abies (alba or balsamea), it is a type of pine tree widely grown in the northern hemisphere. Fir balsam essential oil from Canada is considered one of the highest quality available. Fir balsam essential oil is comprised of more than 17 components, but its medicinal qualities are primarily attributed to bornyl acetate, camphene, delta-3 cerene, limonene, alpha-pinene, beta-caryophyllene and alpha-humulene. Aids in reducing inflammation through its diuretic and analgesic properties, and can provide relief to those who suffer from arthritis or rheumatism. It helps the body to release subcutaneous water, salt and toxins through perspiration and urinary elimination. Fir Balsam oil is a topical application can help to bring blood to the area, which can support the body’s healing processes and shorten recovery time. It speeds the process of healing broken or fractured bones, and can be helpful in treating osteoporosis as it helps to increase bone density. It alleviates muscular tension and helps the body to recover after strain or strenuous exercise.
Odor and Appearance : Colorless to faintly yellow liquid having a pleasant balsam-like odor.
Country of origin : Canada
Botanical name : Abies balsamea
Contraindication: Fir needle essential oil is a skin irritant, and should not be used undiluted. You should test on a small area of skin until you know your tolerance, and always heed recommended dilution factors. Avoid contact with your eyes, inner ears and mucous membranes, and never ingest undiluted essential oil unless under the direct authority of a practitioner who is qualified to practice aromatherapy with essential oils.