Fir Balsam (Canada)
- Family: Pinaceae
- Extraction: The essential oil is steam distilled from the needles of the Balsam Fir Tree.
- Main Therapeutic Properties: Antiseptic, Antibacterial, Analgesic, Decongestant
- Oil Appearance: Pale yellow
- Chakra: Throat
- Chinese Element:
- Contraindication: Non-toxic, non-irritant in prescribed doses. Keep away from children. During pregnancy consult with a personal health care provider.
Fir balsam is a bright and uplifting essential oil, yet, as with most evergreen needle oils, also grounding. Fir can be used diluted and applied topically to the adrenal areas or the body; in general, it may help fatigue.
Fir oil is also indicated as an analgesic and can be diluted in a carrier oil for massage in cases of arthritis, muscular aches and pains, and rheumatism.