Balsam Fir

Balsam Fir - Abies balsamia is a Certified Organic essential oil from Canada, steam distilled from needles and twigs. Balsam fir is a middle note, in the pinaceae plant family with a fresh, green, balsamic, woody, piney aroma.


  • Analgesic qualities make it useful for relief of muscular aches/pains and rheumatic discomfort in massage oils, lotions and salves.
  • Recommended for anxiety and stress in natural perfumes, lotions or diffused in the air.
  • Antiseptic and expectorant qualities make it useful for both upper and lower respiratory infections (both preventative and during active illness) Great in steams and diffusions.
  • A favorite in natural cleaning products, combined with citrus oils.

Emotional Support: Battaglia sites, “Fir oil is said to encourage protection and clarity of mind and spirit. It allows us to achieve strength and inner unity. It is considered elevating and grounding…”

Suggested Use - Blend 6 drops balsam fir, 4 drops black spruce, 4 drops marjoram and 7 drops grapefruit essential oils into 1 ounce carrier oil. Apply to achy joints for relief.

Blends well with: frankincense, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, sweet marjoram, orange, patchouli, pine, rosemary, tea tree

Modes of Application: massage, compress, bath, salve, direct inhalation, diffuser, steam inhalation 

Safety data: Skin sensitization possible if using old and/or oxidized oils. Essential Oils are typically used externally through inhalation and topical application while properly diluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to address a specific health need, for a specified amount of time. Keep away from children and pets.

Shelf Life - 2-3 years * Current batch distilled in July 2017 * GC/MS available upon request

Battaglia, S. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2003.

Tisserand, R and Young, R. Essential Oil Safety, A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition, Churchill Livingston Elsevier, 2014.

Please note: Information and statements provided by AroMed Aromatherapy and Lauren Andrews RN, CA, have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health condition or disease. Information and interest only. The information is not designed for self-diagnosis. If you are concerned about a healthcare issue, see your doctor, specialist or ND. Please note that AroMed Aromatherapy accepts no liability for misuse of essential oils or other products.

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