Douglas Fir 

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Botanical name:       

Pseudotsuga menziesii




Method of extraction:

Steam distillation


Color of Oil:

Clear to pale yellow





Extracted from:

Needles, wood and twigs


Note clarification:




Cool, earthy with fruity and floral undertones, woody

Blends well with:

All the other fir essential oils, bergamot, grapefruit, lavender peppermint, sweet orange, Virginia cedarwood


Therapeutic uses:

Uplifting, calming, and soothing

Supports respiratory health during colds, flu, sinusitis, congestion, and bronchitis.

It is a decongestant and expectorant


It is generally safe but should be avoided if you have any respiratory health concerns.

Source - Tisserand and Young, Essential Oil Safety, Second edition page 281 - 282)

Approximate shelf life:


4 years (refrigerated)


The Douglas fir is also known as the Engelman Spruce


Please refer to the 'References and Certifications' page. 



Do not use any essential oils or essential oil blends if you have any underlying health conditions. Some oils are not safe for children, pregnant women, or pets. Always check with your doctor or certified aromatherapist, if you are unsure about the benefits or contra-indicators of a recipe or its ingredients. ‘A Scented Story’ is solely my platform to share my experiences with essential oils and other natural products. I do not prescribe any treatments.