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Fir Balsam Essential Oil

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Beyond the holiday magic of Christmas Trees and rolling pine forests, Fir trees are majestic in nature and produce a warming, refreshing essential oil. Native Americans first used Fir Balsam for ritual and medicinal purposes. This brilliant essential oil enlivens, awakens and energizes.


Native to North America and Europe, Fir evergreen trees tower over 80 feet in height and produce needle-like leaves. Through a steam distillation method, the essential oil is extracted from the needles and twigs of the tree, producing an earthy aroma. Inhaling this majestic aroma is sure to conjure memories of the holidays.


Not sure which Fir is right for you? Check out our blog on the differences here!


Botanical Name: Abies balsamea

Origin: Canada

Method: Steam Distillation

Plant Part: Needles/ Twigs

Note: Top - Middle

Family: Pinaceae

Synonym: Canadian Fir Needle

Blends Well With: Myrrh, and other resins

Aroma: Earthy, piney, rounded, and fresh

Consistency: Thin

Color: Clear

Comments from GC/MS report:The analysis of this Fir Balsam batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Abies balsamea. No contamination or adulteration was detected. The results provided in this GCMS quality analysis reflect the chemical composition of the oil and lot referenced above on the date of analysis.

Safety & Shelf life

Safety: If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed Aromatherapist or physician.

OK For Kids: 2+

Kids Max Dilution: 1%

Shelf Life: 1-2 Years

How to Use

Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.

Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.

DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.

MASSAGE BLEND: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 8 drops of Fir Balsam, 5 drops of Helichrysum, 2 drops of Peppermint and 5 drops of Copaiba, then fill with Jojoba oil. Shake to mix well. Massage into the skin after bath or shower. Use one teaspoon of this blend in a full tub for a relaxing bath. (1.7% dilution)

DELIGHTFUL: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Fir Balsam, 5 drops of Lime and 5 drops of Lemon. Or add Fir Balsam to your Thera Lux Nebulizing Diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.

MENTAL FATIGUE: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Fir Balsam, 5 drops of Rosemary and 5 drops of Peppermint.

ROOM SPRAY: Add to a 2 ounce spray bottle: 10 drops of Fir Balsam, 5 drops of Frankincense and 5 drops of Orange. Fill with 1 oz distilled water and 1 oz grain alcohol. Shake well before each use; mist into the air as desired.

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