Fir 

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Botanical name:       

Abies Alba – Silver fir

Abies Concolor – White fir

Abies Sibirica – Siberian fir

Abies Balsamea – Fir balsam

Abies Grandis – Fir giant

Origin:

Austria, Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Poland, Russia, Siberia

 

Method of extraction:

Steam distillation

 

Color of Oil:

Clear to pale yellow

 

Viscosity:

Thin

 

Extracted from:

Needles and twigs

 

Note clarification:

Top

 

Aroma:

Balsamic, fresh, piney, woody, earthy, slightly sweet, coniferous

 

Blends well with:

Basil, bergamot, black spruce, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, German chamomile, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, peppermint, pine needle, myrtle, niaouli, sweet orange, Virginia cedarwood

 

Therapeutic uses:

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

It is an expectorant

It is anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic and can help to ease muscle and joint pain

It is calming and uplifting

Safety:

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

Avoid using in the bath. It can irritate the skin

 

Approximate shelf life:

(Undiluted)

5 years (refrigerated)

4 years for Siberian fir and Fir balsam

Note:

Silver fir is also known as fir needle or white fir

Siberian fir essential oil is sometimes called Siberian pine essential oil

Sources:

Please refer to the 'References and Certifications' page. 

 

Disclaimer:

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.