Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
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. As a main constituent, ß-Pinene gives Balsam Fir essential oil 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.
For thousands of years, some First Nation people of the tree’s native regions used balsam fir for many sacred ritual and wellness purposes.
Balsam Fir essential oil is sourced in Canada through Cō-Impact Sourcing®. 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.
Native to North America, Balsam Fir evergreen trees tower over 24 meters in height and produce thick clusters of needle-like leaves. Primarily used for pulp and construction, the balsam fir tree does not respond well to pollution and is not plentiful in urban areas, preferring to grow in the lush woods of Canada where the air is fresh and clean. Balsam Fir essential oil is steam distilled from the bark of the tree.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. For external use only.