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Fir, Balsam (Abies balsamea) Essential Oil


Balsam Fir Essential Oil - Wildcrafted, unsprayed

(Abies balsamea)
Country of Origin – Canada

Freshly steam distilled from the needles and twig
Pure, undiluted, aromatherapeutic, unsprayed

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

Click here to read a blog I wrote, originally in 2014 and then reposted, about the differences in the fir species and essential oils.

Aromatherapeutic, undiluted, authentic, sustainably sourced, wild-grown essential oil of Balsam fir (Abies balsamea).

See above list of beneficial properties. All essential oils should be used with caution, and special caution with internal use. This practice is not recommended or encouraged by most professional aromatherapists unless you have a good working knowledge of the different cautions for each oil. The cautions are not, as many large companies are telling their associates, related to how pure a particular oil is. These cautions are related to many things, not the least of which would be whether you understand if a particular oil might interfere with any medications you may taking, including over-the-counter and herbal supplements. That being said, the fir essential oils carry an added caution against oral use. They also need to be well diluted prior to topical use. These oils also need to be fresh, and kept in dark bottles and preferably refrigerated. These oils can oxidize easily and thereby increasing the chances of skin irritation and decreasing their therapeutic value.

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