Balsam Fir Essential Oil


Balsam fir essential oil revitalizes the soul and emotional body.  It energetically aligns the mind with the soul’s plan for our lifetime, creating inner peace and well-being. Balsam fir carries an uplifting energy which restores faith in “goodness” and the divine source.  Inhaling the aroma relieves tension and strengthens the mind and emotions. It also relieves depression and emotional pain, and boosts self confidence, instilling a positive attitude.

Aromatic Profile

Top Note:  Sweet, fresh, green

Heart Note:  Balsamic, resinous

Base Note:  Balsamic, woody, resinous

Classification:  Heart note

Tenacity:  Moderate

In natural perfumery, balsam fir is used in holiday and Christmas notes, forest blends, fougere, sacred perfumes, and incense perfumes and bases. Blends well with herbal oils, exotic woods, and florals, as well as many others.  Great for winter holiday blends!


More About Our Balsam Fir Essential Oil

Size:  5 ml OR 30 ml violet glass bottle

Source: Canada

Distillation: Steam distilled from wild needles

Botanical name: Abies balsamea

Homeopathic Properties of Balsam Fir Essential Oil


Internal–oral (at homeopathic doses),  inhalation, diffusion

Externalmassage, compress, bath, skin application

Observations and Anecdotal Information

Balsam fir is the classic American Christmas tree.  It thrives in cold climates, from northeastern Canada south to the Appalachian Mountains and west to Minnesota.   Its wonderful aroma is synonymous with Christmas for many north Americans.

It is a powerful immune stimulant, helpful for all kinds of respiratory ailments including coughs, colds, flu, bronchitis, sinus and respiratory infections.  It stimulates lymphatic drainage.

Used topically, it can heal cuts, burns, wounds and hemorrhoids. It is used traditionally as a hair and scalp stimulant, for regenerating hair follicles.

Balsam fir essential oil makes a fine massage oil, helping to relieve the pain of arthritis, backache, muscle and sports injuries.

Energetically, it is expanding, and helps us see through limitation and illusion.  Its widespread use as a Christmas tree  suggests it ability to impart peace and serenity, and raise the consciousness, gently awakening the higher values that we associate with Christmas and the Winter Solstice.


  • Generally recognized as safe at normal dosages.
  • Avoid using balsam fir essential oil with infants.

None of our products are recognized or approved by the FDA.  They are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.  This information is anecdotal, and is provided for educational purposes only.  It is not meant to be taken as medical advice.  See a health care professional for medical advice.

More about our disclaimer

Weight 0.004 kg

30 ml violet bottle, 5 ml violet glass bottle

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