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Fir, Balsam (Abies balsamea) Essential Oil


Balsam Fir Essential Oil - Wildcrafted, unsprayed

(Abies balsamea)
Country of Origin – Canada

Distilled Spring 2015
Steam distilled from the needles and twig
Pure, undiluted, aromatherapeutic

10 mL and 15 ml size - with a safety dropper cap.

The crisp, clean, uplifting fragrance of a fresh fir tree - very special and this one is perfect for the holidays or any time you want a fresh outdoor natural scent wafting through your home.

This particular oil consists mainly of the essential oil constituents of α-pinene and β-pinene, which contribute to the very beneficial properties attributed to this oil. The current and historical literature, as well as research studies, give us reason to believe we can expect this particular essential oil (if pure and fresh - which ours is), to do the following:

 See our cautions tab for more information. This oil must be fresh as it oxidizes easily and is no longer therapeutic and can be an irritant. This oil is not to be confused with the Canada balsam, an oleoresin from tapping the trunk.


  • Analgesic and especially soothing to sore tight muscles and rheumatic pain
  • Excellent for inflamed bronchials and bronchitis, coughs and colds
  • Generally a great deodorant and especially good for refreshing the air
  • Disinfectant and good when used in soaps and perfumes
  • Native Americans used the tree gum for treating wounds
  • Antibacterial
  • Shirley Price tell us this oil is a useful urinary antiseptic
  • Also considered to be a neurotonic and helpful for depression and stress
  • Antifungal, especially against Candida albicans
  • Antiparasitic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Expectorant and decongestant
  • Tonic and stimulating
  • Salvatore Battaglia relates that it is good for anxiety and stress with a "grounding effect"
  • Kurt Schnaubelt tells us that the "needles are known for their decongestant effects in the respiratory tract."
  • Can relieve circulatory problems when applied to a specific location when properly diluted in a carrier oil
  • Specific research studies coming soon in our blog
  • Best if stored in a refrigerator