Fir Balsam Needle Essential Oil
Botanical binomial: Abies balsamea
Other names: Anedda
Country of Origin: Canada
Part of plant used in production: Needle
Methods of production: Steam Distillation
Characteristics: A mild, grassy and well-rounded smooth aroma. Sweet and warm, with a slightly tart note. With a scent characteristic of young Fir Balsam needles. A colourless to pale yellow liquid.
Properties: sedative, antiseptic, anti-parasitic, deodorant, expectorant, vulnerary, tonic, decongestant, muscle relaxant
Constituents: alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, I-bornyl acetate,
Uses: A smoothing, grounding scent commonly used in aromatherapy to help symptoms of anxiety, and nervous tension. Fir Balsam works well to improve respiratory conditions, and may aid in the relief of muscle aches and pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis, and stress. Fir Balsam is a excellent addition to cleaning products as a natural remedy for unappealing odour caused by bacteria growth.
Blends well with: Pine, Orange, Lime, Bergamot, Vanilla, Cedarwood atlas, Cedarwood Virginiana, Grapefruit.
Safety: For external use only. Should be diluted prior to skin application. Avoid contact with eyes and mouth. May cause skin irritation for some individuals, a skin patch test is recommended prior to use. Consult your healthcare professional before using essential oils during pregnancy.