Botanical Name: Abies balsamea
Main Constituents: α,β-pinene: 45.77%, l-bornyl acetate: 3.63%
Balsam Fir needles are about 3/4 to 1-1/4 inches long with two white stripes running down the underside of each needle. Also known as Blistering Pine, the oil is commonly used in air fresheners and household cleansers.
There is a long list of the benefits of fir essential oil benefits, including:
- Helps with bronchitis,cough, cold and flu symptoms
- Relieves muscle aches and arthritis pain
- Prevents infections
- Has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, is a natural antiseptic
- Improves bone health
- Boosts respiratory function
- Increases metabolism
- Reduces body odor
Cautions: Dilute very well before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Balsam Fir Essential Oil 15 ml
Simply put - we are not doctors, and are therefore not able to make recommendations for treating specific conditions and this includes route of administration of any oil. Essential oils are concentrated distillates of the essence of the plant - like medicine, some are good in small amounts but can be dangerous in large amounts, particularly for small children, pregnant women or the elderly. It is our position that anyone who intends to take essential oils internally should only do so under supervision of their family doctor.