Balsam Fir Essential Oil

CAD $21.50CAD $41.50

How to use balsam fir essential oil:

  • Massage oil or rollerball: 2.5-5% dilution 15-20 drops/ 30mL of carrier oil such as fractionated coconut, sunflower, etc. Apply to chest, back, under nose, temples, etc.
  • Inhaler: 5-10 drops in inhaler, inhale through the nose deeply
  • Diffuser: 5-6 drops in water
  • Baths: add 2-5 drops into tsp of a carrier oil. Optionally mix with epsom or Dead Sea salt and add to bath water.
  • Lotion or shampoo: add 15-20 drops per 30 mL of unscented base/lotion.

Essential oils that blend well with balsam fir:

  • German chamomile
  • Frankincense
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Myrtle
  • Other evergreen oils such as pine, spruce and cedar wood

Safety Information - please read before using (Click to expand)

Safety and drug interactions: appears to be non-toxic, non irritating, and non-sensitizing

Cautions: Avoid while pregnant or breast feeding. Historically, balsam fir was used to cause abortion.

Interactions: May add to the effects of antibiotics/antibacterials and anticancer drugs and supplements.

View Essential Oil FAQ, Contraindications, and other information HERE.

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Description

The refreshing smell of balsam fir essential oil is like a walk in the forest. Fir trees (abies genus) are known in traditional folk medicine for their qualities in treating a wide variety of ailments.

Species: Abies balsamea
Country of Origin: Canada

Additional information

Weight 55 g
Dimensions 2.8 × 2.8 × 6.7 cm

Chemical Components

  • beta-Pinene (30.00%)
  • delta-3-Carene (21.45%)
  • Bornyl acetate (11.85%)
  • Limonene (11.20%)
  • Camphene (7.40%)
  • alpha-Pinene (7.15%)
  • beta-Phellandrene (4.25%)
  • Santene (2.60%)
  • Myrcene (1.70%)
  • Tricyclene (0.80%)
  • Terpinolene (0.50%)
  • Borneol (0.35%)
  • alpha-Terpineol (0.25%)
  • Piperitone (0.15%)
  • Terpinen-4-ol (0.10%)
  • Thymol (0.01%)
  • Methyl thymol (0.01%)

Scientific Studies

  • Cree antidiabetic plant extracts display mechanism-based inactivation of CYP3A4 TW Tam, R Liu, JT Arnason, A Krantis… – Canadian journal of …, 2010 – NRC Research Press
  • Anti-insect secondary metabolites from fungal endophytes of conifer trees. MW Sumarah, JD Miller – Natural product communications, 2009 – europepmc.org
  • Antitumor activity of balsam fir oil: production of reactive oxygen species induced by alpha-humulene as possible mechanism of action. J Legault, W Dahl, E Debiton, A Pichette… – Planta …, 2003 – europepmc.org
  • Antioxidant activity in medicinal plants associated with the symptoms of diabetes mellitus used by the indigenous peoples of the North American boreal forest LM McCune, T Johns – Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2002 – Elsevie
  • Composition and antibacterial activity of Abies balsamea essential oil. Pichette A1, Larouche PL, Lebrun M, Legault J

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