Balsam Fir Needle
Steam distilled from needles
Unsprayed (organically grown but not certified)
Balsam Fir essential oil is often used to combat the symptoms of colds including, asthma, bronchitis, cough
, chest congestion, sinusitis
. It is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties and can be used to alleviate pain
caused by sore muscles, spasms, cramps
. Has been used to combat urinary tract infections
. Price suggests that it is also beneficial for wound healing, depression, stress, parasites
and water retention.
Anti-bacterial - staph, E. coli
Anti-inflammatory - arthritis
Anti-parasitic - thread worms
Anti-septic - asthma, catarrh, rhinitis, bronchitis, sinusitis, urinary cystitis
Anti-spasmodic - muscle tension
Stimulant - depression, stress
Cicatrizant (promotes healing through scar tissue) - burns, cuts, wounds
Application Suggestions (see Essential Oil Usage):
Topical: Dilute with a carrier oil
and apply on area of concern, bottoms of feet or as desired.
Directly inhale or diffuse
Fir Balsam is suitable for internal use within safe parameters. We feel that internal use is rarely *needed* and should only be used with respect for how concentrated the oils are. Click here for information about internal usage.
1. I use Balsam Fir for my TMJ
pain. It works well and I rarely even have to use it now.
2. Balsam Fir completely takes away my cold sore blisters
when I put it on as soon as the blisters appear...literally within minutes! - Nora
3. I read on the Facebook group about Balsam Fir
for fever blisters. Saturday night I spent the night with my daddy. About 10:30 P.M. I noticed a fever blister on my bottom lip. I didn't have the Balsam Fir with me, but I did have a purse full of others. I used Lavender immediately, and then I put on Shea butter. As soon as I returned home the next morning, I put on Balsam fir and then Shea butter. I alternated them every couple of hours. I made some lip balm using shea butter and mango butter with several drops each of Balsam Fir and Lavender. I continued to alternate Balsam Fir and Lavender neat, with the lip balm on my lips over the oils. By this evening, 69 hours later, the thing is entirely gone...including the scab. It has a small "scar" there that will probably still be visible for a few days. I am quite impressed and grateful to God!! - Cammy
4. Balsam Fir is wonderful for inflammation of the spine
and for bladder infections
. It's been wonderful for me! - Nora
Balsam Fir is considered non-toxic, non-irriating and non-sensitizing.
Avoid contact with the eye. Essential oils are lipophilic, meaning they are attracted to fat—like the membranes of your eye and skin. Essential oils are hydrophobic, meaning they do not like water. Flushing with water will only send the essential oil back to the eye's membranes. Wiping with carrier oil will create another fat for the essential oil to be attracted to other than the membranes of the eye. We’ve not known this to cause permanent injury or long-term discomfort, but if you feel concerned, please call your doctor if necessary.
Shirley and Len Price, Aromatherapy for Health Professionals
, Third Edition, Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2008
Essential Oil Desk Reference
, Essential Science Publishing, 2009