Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Needles
Country of Origin: Siberia (Russia)
INCI Name: Abies Sibiricia
Benefits: relieves arthritis pain, fights cold symptoms, heals muscle aches, prevents infections, antibacterial, antimicrobial, detoxifier, deodorant, antiseptic
Fir needle essential oil is steam extracted from the needles of either the balsam firm or the silver fir. Both species of essential oil have the same plant benefits.
Fir essential oil is a very strong antibacterial. There was a study done in 2006 that showed fir as being effective in fighting staphylococcus bacteria. Consider adding Fir needle essential oil to your naturally anti-bacterial body wash (using our shower gel base or from your own soap base using any one of our natural fixed oils), to your hand made soap bars (from our melt-and-pour soap base), to an essential oil blend meant to be added to laundry or a spray cleanser.
The same antibacterial component makes fir essential oil an excellent additive for a wound or skin salve or ointment. Blend with our cedarwood essential oil and maybe a little vanilla or lavender to create a gentle, effective salve or skin oil.
Add a little fir needle essential oil to a diffuser blend to help decrease stress and re-energize the body and mind. Try adding fir to body lotion or natural deodorant base to both combat bacterial growth and to create a clean scent.
Do not apply directly to skin. Most essential oils are not designed to be applied directly, rather they are designed to be mixed with a carrier oil such as our organic sunflower or organic jojoba oils. Always perform a small patch test when applying to skin.
Do not take internally unless you are licensed to apply them as such.
This information is for reference only. These recommendations have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not mean to treat, cure or remedy any diseases.