Balsam Fir Essential Oil
(Abies balsamea)GC/MS Key Constituents:
Phellandrene <beta> 10.04%
Plant Origin: Canada
Extraction Method: Steam distilled from needles.
Selah oil blends that contain Balsam fir essential oil:
Balsam Fir can be used to support kidney function and rid the body of eczema (Schnaubelt, 156).
Can be combined with two or three from the following oils to combat anxiety and depression: Verbena, Roman chamomile, Manuka, May chang, Spearmint, Catmint, Basil, and Sweet marjoram (Price, 266).
Canadian balsam fir is antiseptic against staphyloccocus spp. and E. coli, anti-inflammatory, and cicatrizant, and is used by Native Americans for the treatment of burns, sores and cuts (Price, 211).
Non-toxic and non-irritating, it may be chosen instead of myrrh for its ease of use, being a much thinner solution (Price, 211).
Analgesic, antimicrobial, antiseptic, arthritis, bronchitis, cold, cough, expectorant, flu, muscle pain and stiffness, rheumatism, sinus infection (Althea Press, 329).
Reduces inflammation, relieve swelling and pain of hemorrhoids, antiseptic and pulmonary properties, loosen mucus and improve lung function (Purchon, 33).
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Topical: Apply diluted directly to area of concern.
Ok for children 2+ with proper dilution.
Pregnancy safe with extra dilution.
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Inhalation: Diffuse or inhale directly.
Internal: 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" (Schnaubelt 96).
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.
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.
May cause skin sentization if oxidized. To prevent oxidation, store in a dark, airtight container in a refrigerator. Can irritate sensitive skin.
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.
Higley, Connie & Alan. Reference Guide for Essential Oils (2012).
Tisserand, Robert. Essential Oil Safety, Second Ed. (2014).
Schnaubelt, Kurt Ph.D., Advanced Aromatherapy (1995), p. 96.
Althea Press. Essential oils, Natural Remedies: The Complete A-Z Reference of Essential Oils for Health and Healing (2015).
Purchon, Nerys and Lora Cantele. The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oil Handbook for Everyday Wellness (2014).
Price, Shirley & Len. Aromatherapy for Health Professionals (2012).
Schnaubelt, PhD., Kurt. The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils (2011).
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