Fir Balsam Essential Oil (Canada)
Active Ingredient: a,b-pinene: 44.2%, l-bornyl acetate: 8.30%
Botanical Name: Abies balsamea
Plant Part: Needles
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Balsam Fir Needles are about 3/4 to 1-1/4 inches long with two white stripes running down the underside of each needle.
Color: Colorless to pale yellow clear liquid.
Aromatic Scent: Fir Balsam Essential Oil has a crisp, clean Christmas tree aroma that is uplifting, warming and calming.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: Pine, Cedarwood, Benzoin, Lavender, Spruce, and Rosemary.
Common Uses: Essential Oils such as Fir Balsam Oil (Canada) are often used in a diffuser or aromatherapy as it is considered stimulating and can be used to combat the symptoms of colds, cough, flu, sinus and chest congestion. It is also indicated as being an analgesic and having anti-inflammatory properties, hence it can be diluted in a Carrier Oil for massage to alleviate arthritis and muscular aches & pains. The oil is also commonly used in air fresheners and household cleansers.
History: Fir Balsam has long been used in folk remedy for bronchitis, burns, catarrh and cold. Fir Balsam was applied to wounds during the American Civil war, and before the advent of chewing gum, was sold as a confection. It has been used traditionally for fever, rheumatic pain and any kind of respiratory or sinus infections.
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