Plant part: Needles/ Twigs
Note: Top – Middle
Blends well with: Basil, Black Pepper, Cajeput, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Ginger, Lavender, Lemon, Myrtle, Niaouli, Peppermint, Pine,Rosemary, Rosewood, Tea Tree, Thyme
Aroma: Earthy, piney, rounded, and fresh
Whether it is walking through a luscious forest or hanging ornaments, the smell of Fir Balsam is sure to make calm memories come to mind. This may be due in part to fir balsam’s use as an anti-depressant. The scent is calm yet refreshing, and is beneficial in the darker months of winter to liven the spirit.
Used by American Indians as a toner, skin protector and a pulmonary antiseptic, Fir Balsam finds itself useful as an antiseptic, stimulant, expectorant, and anti-depressant as well. Congestion can be cleared by adding a drop to a tissue and inhaling it, and the scent makes a great compliment to floral fruity scents such as lemon and myrtle.
Native to Canadian Forests, The Balsam Fir tree was the first version of the Christmas tree. Though now mostly replaced by the Douglas and Noble Fir, the scent is sure to bring some holiday memories back. The fresh needles and twigs are steam distilled in our process of creating Fir Balsam essential oil. The resulting piney, fresh liquid is thin and clear and smells like a snowy dream.
Uses of Fir Balsam Essential Oil
Immune System: Fights colds and influenza.
Circulatory system: alleviates Rheumatisms and arthritis.
Respiratory System: eases asthma and cough.
Muscular System: Reduces cramps.
Thereapeutic Properties: antiseptic, antidepressant, stimulant, mucolytic, expectorant, mild diuretic, anti-inflammatory
Recipes With Fir Balsam Essential Oil
- 5 drops of Fir Balsam oil
- 5 drops of Rosemary Oil
- 5 drops of Peppermint oil
- Add to personal inhaler and inhale as needed.
- 2 drops of Fir Balsam oil
- 2 drops of Tea Tree oil
- 2 drops of Lemon oil
- Add to aromatherapy diffuser and run 30-60 minutes.
Acne, Oily Skin:
- 4 drops of Fir Balsam Oil
- 1 drop of Carrot oil
- 4 drops of Frankincense oil
- 3 drops of Lavender oil
- 2 ounces of witch hazel
- Shake well to combine before applying a couple of drops to a cotton swab and applying directly to the acne.
- 15 drops of fir Balsam oil
- 8 drops of Peppermint oil
- 8 drops of Cypress oil
- 5 drops of Lemon oil
- 4 tablespoon of jojoba oil
- Shake to mix well, apply enough to cover the area, and massage where needed to stimulate circulation.