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Fir- Balsam Essential Oil

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Step beyond the holiday magic of rolling pine forests and Christmas trees, and embrace the majesty of Edens Garden's Balsam Fir essential oil. This warming and refreshing oil is more than just a scent; it's a journey into the heart of nature. Originating from the traditional rituals and medicinal practices of Native Americans, Balsam Fir essential oil is an energizing force that enlivens and awakens your senses.

Balsam Fir, towering over 80 feet high in the landscapes of North America and Europe, offers more than just shade. Its needle-like leaves are the source of our essential oil, extracted through steam distillation to encapsulate its earthy aroma. One whiff of this brilliant oil will transport you to the tranquility of the holidays, filling your space with a scent as majestic as the fir trees themselves.

Incorporating Balsam Fir essential oil into your daily routine is a simple step towards wellness. Add a few drops to your diffuser for an invigorating home ambiance, or mix it with a carrier oil for a rejuvenating massage. For skincare enthusiasts, try blending Balsam Fir with your favorite lotion or cream. Always remember to do a patch test before topical use and dilute with a carrier oil. With Balsam Fir essential oil, you're not just purchasing a product; you're investing in your wellbeing, embracing nature's bounty, and embarking on a sensory journey. Experience the magic of Balsam Fir today!

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


Botanical Name: Abies balsamea

Origin: Canada

Method: Steam Distilled

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

Safety & Shelf life

Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.

OK For Kids: 2+

Kids Max Dilution: 1%

Shelf Life: 1-2 Years

Pet Safety: Essential oils are generally safe to diffuse around adult cats and dogs intermittently. Ensure the room you’re diffusing in is well-ventilated and that your pet can leave if desired. Discontinue use if you notice any adverse reaction. Avoid topical use and diffusing around young pets, small animals or pets with health problems.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to make Balsam Fir essential oil?
  • Fir Balsam essential oil is made via steam distillation. In steam distillation, plant material is placed in a still, water is added, then heat is applied to the unit. As water heats, plants release their essential oil, the oil rises with steam droplets that are sucked into a pipe and the oil and water are then separated. While it may not be possible to make Fir Balsam essential oil at home, you can make aromatic hydrosol water that contains many of the same therapeutic benefits as an essential oil. Click here for instructions on how to make your own hydrosol.
How to use Balsam Fir essential oil?
  • There are several ways to effectively use Fir Balsam essential oil and obtain its benefits, including 1.) Add 10 drops to your essential oil diffuser per 100 ml of water. 2.) Add 10 drops to an Essential Oil Inhaler and take it with you for on-the-go therapeutic use. 3.) make an anti-inflammatory massage oil blend for fatigue and arthritis to give pain relief. 4.) Create a spray by combining 20 drops Balsam Fir and 1 tablespoon 190-proof grain alcohol in a glass spray bottle. After a few hours, add 3 tablespoons of distilled water. Spray onto surfaces and in the air to refresh your space.
What does Balsam Fir essential oil smell like?
  • Balsam Fir is steam distilled from the green needles of the tree. This oil gives off sweet, fresh, evergreen and woodsy notes that emits a deep uplifting balsamic aroma that can enliven, awaken and energize a room. Its clean and top note aroma is first to give off its notes in a blend that carries vibrant notes of the forest and coniferous notes reminiscent of Christmas trees and the warmth of holidays.
Is Balsam Fir essential oil the same as White Fir?
  • Balsam Fir and White Fir (aka Silver Fir) are two different trees that have many of the same qualities. White Fir has the Latin name, Abies alba, and Balsam Fir is known as Abies balsamea in Latin - when confused about an essential oil, always look to the Latin name to be clear of the chemotype and species. Both essential oils are made from the small pointy leaves from their trees via steam distillation, They both can energize, open breathing and invite stability and empowerment. Both trees are also native to North America and Europe. Balsam fir grows to a height of up to 80 feet and White or Silver fir grows to about 30-50 feet in height.
Why does Balsam Fir essential oil give me a headache?
  • In some instances, people will have a sensitivity or an allergy to a plant. When that plant is used to make an essential oil, it may cause adverse reactions. Heachache can be one sign that the essential oil is either too stimulating or causing an allergic reaction. If you start to feel off and unwell after diffusing or smelling an essential oil, please discontinue use. Immediately open windows and doors to let fresh air in and clear a space of the aromas that may be causing you to feel bad. If needed consult a medical professional.
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.

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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