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Fir Essential Oil uses - Aromatherapy- Fir

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Oil Name:Fir
Parts of plant used:Needles
Botanical Name:Abies Balsamea,  Abies Alba, Abies Sibrica
Aroma:Clear, crisp and refreshing

Fir Essential Oil:

 There are many species of Fir, most grow in the Northern Hemisphere in colder climates although some are grown in the Southern Hemisphere. The Fir Essential Oil is extracted from the needles (or leaves) of the tree.

Although there are many species of Fir the difference in aroma and constituents does not vary as much as the quality of the oil and its purity.

Fir Essential Oil is not widely used as there is some uncertainty of side effects and contraindications. it must be kept out of reach of children and care should be taken with dilution to make sure that dosage remains low at all times.


Fir Essential Oil Properties and Uses:

Warming effect on the mindUrinaryMuscular aches

Fir Essential Oil Constituents:

Terpinyl Acetate: An Ester.

Esters: Mainly found in small amounts in flowers, Esters are responsible for the characteristic fragrances of the flowers and volatile oils.

Esters are mostly sedative and antispasmodic and generally non-irritant and mild, although some, like Methyl Salicylate, found in wintergreen, are more irritant.


Pinene: Commonly found in Oil of Turpentine extracted from Pinus specie trees, pinene (alpha-pinene and beta-pinene) is also widely distributed in other plants. It is used for Rheumatism as a liniment but is best known by Aromatherapists and a tonic of the mucus membranes of the respiratory system. Pinene is also important for its pleasant fragrance and is believed to have diuretic properties by many.


Bisabolene: No current data available


Bornyl Acetate: No current data available

Camphene: No current data available


Dipentene: No current data available


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