Botanical Name: Abies balsamea
Plant Part: Needles
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Description: Balsam Fir Needles are about 3/4 to 1-1/4 inches long with two white stripes running down the underside of each needle.
Color: Colorless to pale yellow clear liquid.
Aromatic Fragrance: Fir Balsam Essential Oil has a crisp, clean Christmas tree aroma that is uplifting, warming and calming.
Aromatic Strength: Strong
Common Applications: Also known as Blistering Pine, Fir Balsam Essential Oil is often used in a diffuser or aromatherapy as it is considered stimulating and can be used to combat the symptoms of colds, cough, flu, sinus and chest congestion. It is also indicated as being an analgesic and having anti-inflammatory properties, hence it can be diluted in a Carrier Oil for massage to alleviate arthritis and muscular aches & pains. The oil is also commonly used in air fresheners and household cleansers.
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Storage Directions: Essential Oils should be stored in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight. Essential Oils should be stored in colored glass, the most common storage method being used today are Boston Round Bottles in the amber tint.
Blends Well With: Pine, Cedarwood, Benzoin, Lavender, Spruce and Rosemary.
Cautions: Fir Balsam Essential Oil is reported to produce dermatitis when applied as perfume in concentrated form. Use well diluted. Avoid use during pregnancy.
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