Balsam Fir Essential Oil*
*This oil is produced from unsprayed crops - meaning that it is organically grown but not certified.
The fresh, earthy aroma of this woodsy oil will whisk you away to the serenity of the deep green forest. Balsam Fir has a long history of use by the indigenous people groups of Canada and the Pacific Northwest for congestion, promoting energy flow when feeling sluggish or listless, relieving muscle soreness and pain, and helping to ease joint pain.
The uplifting, soothing fragrance of Balsam Fir also helps to encourage mental clarity and calm.
Botanical Name: Abies balsamea
Plant Origin: Canada
Extraction Method: Steam distilled from needles (organically grown but not certified)
Shelf Life: 5 years in proper storage conditions
Storage: Store upright, lid tight, out of direct heat and sunlight
Selah oil blends that contain Balsam fir essential oil:
Please see our Health Issues Reference Guide for detailed essential oil remedies listed by issue/topic.
Balsam fir can be used in place of Myrrh in a pinch.
Balsam Fir Essential Oil may support the body's proper natural response to and assist in maintaining a healthy state of the following:
- Arthritis & Joint Pain
- Back Pain
- Muscles - Bruised, Sore, Tight, etc.
- Respiratory Infections
- Sprains & Torn Ligaments
Please see our Health Issues Reference Guide for detailed essential oil remedies for the above-listed issues/topics.
- analgesic - deadens or relieves pain; anodyne
- antifungal - prevents fungal growth
- anti-infectious - prevents uptake of infection
- anti-inflammatory - reduces inflammation
- antioxidant - inhibits destructive oxygen and free radical-induced deterioration (oxidation) of substances and tissues in the body, can be natural or synthetic
- antiseptic - destroys and prevents the development of microbes/bacteria
- astringent - causes contraction of organic tissues, reducing secretions or discharges
- diuretic - aids in removal of excess water from the body; promotes urination
- expectorant - promotes the discharge of mucous from the respiratory system
Click here for a printable PDF chart of the Therapeutic Uses and Properties of Essential Oils.
For more information about Balsam fir essential oil click here.
Apply diluted directly to area of concern.
Ok for children 2+ with proper dilution.
Pregnancy safe with extra dilution.
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Diffuse or inhale directly.
Although the quality of Selah Oils is excellent, it is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a certified physician who is also certified in aromatherapy. We recommend getting internal dosing instructions from a licensed physician as some essential oils are not recommended for oral consumption. This is in no way a reflection on our oil quality, only a matter of safety and caution with respect to how concentrated essential oils are. When used within safe parameters, and under your physician's care, the quality of our essential oils is such that they can be used internally if deemed appropriate.
However, with that said, it is important to remember the extreme concentration of essential oils. "Using essential oils by rubbing them into the skin or via inhalation is in many cases more effective than oral delivery" (3. p. 96).
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.
May cause skin sensitization if oxidized. To prevent oxidation, store in a dark, airtight container in a refrigerator. Can irritate sensitive skin.
General EO Cautions:
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. It is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a licensed physician who is also certified in aromatherapy.
If for any reason you get essential oils in your eyes, put carrier oil along the eyebrows above the eyes and on the cheekbones below the eyes.
Do not put essential oils inside your ear canal.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
GC/MS Key Constituents:
Phellandrene <beta> 10.04%
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