Balsam Fir

Balsam Fir


Fir, in any form, has been well regarded for many years and in many cultures for respiratory complaints. Steam distilled from the needles of Balsam Fir trees, this essential oil is uplifting yet soothing. Balsam Fir is an excellent oil for calming and loosening muscles and joints.  A great massage oil excellent for muscle aches and to loosen muscles before strenuous exercise or after. When diffused or diluted in a carrier oil and applied topically to the chest,  Fir Essential Oil helps support a healthy respiratory system. Like all conifer oils, Balsam fir is an immune and endocrine stimulant. 


    BALSAM FIR  (Abies balsamea)




    THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: antiseptic, antibacterial, deodorant, antitussive, expectorant, astringent, laxative, antispasmodic, analgesic, diuretic, immune stimulant, nervine


    AFFINITY FOR: central nervous system, respiratory system, endocrine system, lymphatic system, immune system, urinary tract, muscles, tendons, joints, heart chakra, solar plexus chakra


    RESONANCE: physical, emotional


    PLANT FAMILY: Coniferae


    PART UTILIZED: needles (leaves)


    EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled


    AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: The various varieties of fir oil are quite similar to one another in therapeutic properties, but the balsamea is more mellow, with an increased ability to center and ground the emotions. This fir has a wonderful aroma when diffused.

    APPLICATION: Balsam Fir should be diluted and applied to areas of concern or to the feet.


    EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: Fir essential oil is excellent during the recovery stage of serious illness, whether the illness is of the body, the mind, or the spirit.


    PHYSICAL ASPECTS: The essential oil of Balsam Fir, like all conifer oils, is an immune and endocrine stimulant. Fir, in any form, has been well regarded for many years and in many cultures for treatment of respiratory complaints. Fir essential oil is excellent for muscle discomfort and to loosen muscles before strenuous exercise. Makes a great massage oil!


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