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Fir Balsam Essential Oil

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Fir Balsam has been used throughout history for its medicinal purposes, especially by Indigenous Peoples. It has also been widely used in religious ceremonies and as a scenting agent in many household cleaners, soaps, colognes, and air fresheners.

Name of Oil:  Fir Balsam


Latin Binomial:  Abies balsamea


Extraction Method:  Steam


Countries of Origin:  Canada


Scent Profile:  Woody, clean, fresh, coniferous, balsamic

Parts used in distillation:  Needles and twigs


Oil Characteristics:  Clear to pale yellow, thin, medium aroma

Cultivation:  Conventional Farming

 

Applications

Used in aromatherapy for the symptomatic relief of:

Congestion, muscle aches, rheumatism and arthritis.

Used in aromatherapy to help ease emotional symptoms of:

Anxiety, stress, clarity of the mind.

History

Widely used within the Indigenous culture as a medicine and in religious ceremonies.

Chemical Constituents

santene, tricyclene, a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, myrcene, careen,limonene, phellandrene, terpinolene, borneol, terpinen-4-ol, a-terpineol, bornyl acetate, piperitone

Safety & References

Safety:

Avoid oxidized oil

Books Cited:

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia

Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young

Aromatherapy – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood

Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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