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Fir- Douglas Essential Oil

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Getting fresh air is incredibly rewarding to our health. Breathing in deeply the beauty of nature’s oxygen can have a range of benefits. Like many coniferous oils, Douglas Fir is antiseptic and often used to support respiratory health. 

Its aroma is sweet and fresh with citrusy notes, and can be stimulating to the senses. Diffusing this oil may promote a sense of hiking through a forest on a crisp day. Steam distilled, Douglas Fir can up the impact of almost any massage.  

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


Botanical Name: Pseudotsuga menziesii

Origin: Canada

Method: Steam Distilled

Plant Part: Needles/Twigs

Note: Middle

Family: Pinaceae

Blends Well With: Frankincense, Grapefruit, Vetiver, Bergamot and Silver Fir

Aroma: Fresh, green, Christmas tree-like, pine needles

Consistency: Thin

Color: Clear

Comments from GC/MS report:The analysis of this Douglas fir batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Pseudotsuga menziesii. 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: 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.
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.

HOLIDAY: Douglas Fir may have a characteristic “Christmas tree” aroma. Add Douglas Fir to a diffuser during the holidays, or drop onto ornaments to scent artificial trees. Alternatively, add 1 drop Douglas Fir and 1 drop Cinnamon Leaf to the inside of a paper bag and place holiday cards in bag. Let sit overnight to scent cards.
INHALATION: Add the following to a 5ml amber glass bottle: 40 drops Douglas Fir, 30 drops Blood Orange, 25 drops Thyme and 20 drops Eucalyptus Smithii. Shake to mix well. Fill a bowl with steamy water; add to the bowl 2 drops of the essential oil mixture, covering your head and bowl with a towel to keep the steam in. Inhale through your nose, with eyes closed. Breathe in the vapors for five minutes, or as desired.
AWAKE: Add 5 drops Douglas Fir, 3 drops Tangerine and 2 drops Pink Pepper to a personal inhaler. Inhale throughout the day.
MASSAGE: Blend 7 drops Douglas Fir, 7 drops Lavender (Greek) and 4 drops Pink Pepper in 1 oz of Cucumber carrier oil. Massage shoulders, feet, hands and legs after a long day.

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