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Fir Needle Essential Oil

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Fir needle is considered one of the most popular fir needle oils, especially in Europe. It is widely used as a scenting agent in commercial cleaners and perfumes. In aromatherapy, it’s a great oil to use for symptomatic relief of respiratory concerns as it’s known to help break up mucous.

Name of Oil:  Fir Needle


Latin Binomial:  Abies siberica


Extraction Method:  Steam


Countries of Origin:  Russia


Scent Profile:  Woody, clean, coniferous


Parts used in distillation:  Needles, twigs


Oil Characteristics:  Clear, thin, medium aroma

Cultivation:  Conventional Farming

 

Applications

Used in aromatherapy for the symptomatic relief of:

Arthritis, cold/flu, respiratory concerns and pain.

Used in aromatherapy to help ease emotional symptoms of:

Anxiety, anger and confidence.

History

Very popular throughout history in Europe. Widely used to scent cleaners, soaps, perfumes.

Chemical Constituents

santene, tricylene, 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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