Renowned as one of the most fragrant holiday tree varieties, the majestic balsam fir tree hails from rolling pine forests of Canada. These mighty firs produce Balsam Fir oil, an essential oil with a memorable, wintery scent.
doTERRA Balsam Fir essential oil provides skin-cleansing and skin-soothing benefits when applied topically, making it a great essential oil to use in an aromatic massage. When diffused, the fresh, woody aroma of this brilliant essential oil enlivens and energizes any environment, and breathing in Balsam Fir oil’s scent is sure to ring in memories of the holidays.
How Do I Use Balsam Fir Essential Oil?
Skincare: Add one drop of Balsam Fir oil to your facial cleanser, soap bar, or body wash to add an added cleansing benefit and a stimulating aroma to your regular personal care routines.
Massage: Combine one to two drops of Balsam Fir oil with Fractionated Coconut Oil for a cooling sensation on the skin and an invigorating aroma during a relaxing massage.
Bath: Add two to three drops of Balsam Fir oil to a warm Epsom salt bath for a revitalizing aroma to enhance a soothing end-of-day soak.
Scented Ornaments: During the holidays, give your plastic tree an enchanting, authentic aroma by adorning it with aromatic clay ornaments containing a drop each of Balsam Fir essential oil.
Spray: To create a refreshing, woody room spray, add several drops to a small spray bottle with water and any other desired oils.
Lotion: Combine a few drops with unscented lotion or body butter and apply as part of an invigorating massage.
Kitchen: Take advantage of Balsam Fir’s cleansing properties by adding it to a natural cleaner. A few drops of Wild Orange and Balsam Fir in a spray bottle with water makes for one of the best smelling kitchen cleaners of all time.
Diffusion: Diffuse three to five drops of Balsam Fir oil during gatherings with friends and family to provide a refreshing, grounding, and forest-like atmosphere, especially fitting for winter months or around your favorite holidays.
- For thousands of years, some First Nation people of the tree’s native regions used balsam fir for many sacred ritual and wellness purposes.
- Native to Eastern and Central Canada and the Northeastern US, balsam fir trees are conifers with dense, flat, thick clusters of needle-like dark green leaves.
- The branches are incredibly fragrant and relatively soft.
- Balsam fir trees grow more than 80 feet high and typically live up to 100 years.
- Primarily used for pulp and construction, the balsam fir tree does not respond well to pollution
Where Does Balsam Fir Oil Come From?
doTERRA Balsam Fir essential is sourced in the lush woods of Canada where the air is fresh and clean.
Balsam Fir oil is produced using the same unique, sustainable sourcing process as Black Spruce essential oil.
This process includes a circular distillation process that reduces waste, generates electricity, and results in a 60% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional processes.
What Oils Blend Well With Balsam Fir?
The aroma of Balsam Fir essential oil pairs well with other wintery aromas like:
Balsam Fir essential oils is found in the following doTERRA blends:
What Does Balsam Fir Smell Like?
Balsam Fir is one of the most common and popular choices for Christmas trees because of its strong, woody, refreshing scent. Balsam Fir essential oil captures that distinct, pine forest scent in a bottle!