Fir Essential Oil (three types)



The most common fir essential oil comes from the pine tree family and blends well with a number of floral and citrus oils. Abies alba is a good chest rub for coughs and colds when diluted in a carrier oil. It is also effective when used for inhalation aromatherapy. The other oils, Douglass fir and white fir, can be quite strong and need to be patch-tested before application to the skin; these are strong oils and dilution is definitely required. Douglass fir oil is an anti-tumoral agent when diluted and used as a topical rub.

Any type of fir oil also helps to energize mental function.

Fir (Abies alba)

Botanical Family:
Pinaceae

Extraction: Steam distilled from needles

Properties: Use for bronchitis, coughs, respiratory
congestion, sinusitis, rheumatism; grounding and
stimulating to the mind; researched for antibacterial
properties

Uses: Diffuse or apply topically; skin test for
sensitivity first

Aromatherapy blending

Chamomile
Cedarwood
Frankincense
Lavender
Lemon
Myrtle
Rosewood


Fir, Douglass [Pseudotsuga menziesii]

Botanical Family: Abietaceae

Extraction: Steam distilled

Properties: Antioxidant, antitumoral

Uses: Diffuse, apply topically diluted, and skin
test for contact sensitivity

Fir, White [Abies grandis]

Botanical Family:
Abietaceae

Extraction: Steam distilled

Properties: Antioxidant, antitumoral

Uses: Diffuse or apply topically diluted, skin test
for contact sensitivity


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