Fir Balsam

Abies balsamea

Origin: Canada
Family: Pinaceae
Part used: needles

A small to medium-size evergreen tree that can grow up to 27 metres in height. It is native to parts of Canada and prefers a cooler climate. It has been used for thousands of years by Native Americans for a huge variety of conditions and ritual purposes. It is well used today for the support of immunity and respiratory health.
Fragrance notes
A sweet, rich and warm aroma with a subtle note of jam. Intensely balsamic with a clear vanilla finish.

Blending notes
Blends well with: Eucalyptus Blue Gum, Spruce Black, Lavender Spike and Frankincense.
Fir Balsam has been prized by the North American Indians for thousands of years for its deep, conifer aroma and was used for both ritual and medicinal purposes. It was sometimes consumed directly from the tree or as a tea for its Vitamin C content. It is believed to bring alertness to the mind and fight general fatigue. Fir Balsam has been found to have both analgesic and expectorant properties and has been used to help with muscular aches and pains, as well as coughs and colds. Very safe and helpful in the treatment of infants.

Please note: the traditional uses listed here are for reference only and should not be taken as recommendations for treatment, or cure, of any disease or medical condition. Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body processes towards improved health and wellbeing.
Chest tonic
Add 5 drops neat or in 1 Tsp of Sweet Almond oil or Untouched Body Cream and apply to the chest. Repeat as required.

Lymphatic system
Add 10 drops to a bath once a week. This process may be enhanced by the addition of 1 cup of Epsom salts.
Therapeutic baths should not exceed 15 minutes.

Blood cleanse
Apply 2-5 drops to the back of the hand in the evening, cover with a cotton glove and leave overnight. Repeat for 30 days.

Respiration support
Blend 10 drops with 5 drops of Eucalyptus and 5 drops Lavender Spike in 1ml of Almond oil and rub on chest and back. Repeat 1-2 times a day or when required.
Safety considerations
This oil is safe if applied as directed. Safe to use with other medication when necessary. If accidentally ingested do not induce vomiting, follow with olive oil or milk and seek advice from a health specialist. Avoid contact with eyes - flush with water. Keep out of reach of children.

Please note: Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body processes for optimum health and wellbeing. The information here is NOT meant as a recommendation to cure any medical condition or disease.
Key ingredients
100% pure Abies balsamea, distilled needles, Canada
Key component
beta-Pinene, alpha-Pinene, delta-3-Carene, Bornyl acetate, Limonene