Fir Essential Oil, Siberian
Siberian Fir Needle, Siberian Pine
- Siberian Fir Essential Oil is bright and fresh but not over-stimulating. Steam-distilled from the needles of a fir tree native to the mountains of northern Europe, it has many medicinal and home uses.
Farming Method Wildcrafted Country of Origin Russia Plant Part Needle Scientific Name Abies sibirica Application Method Bath, Compress, Diffusion, Inhalation, Topical
The fresh, woody and strongly coniferous scent of Siberian Fir is packed with healing properties. It is particularly known to soothe muscle aches and joint conditions such as rheumatism and gout. Siberian Fir Oil is also useful to invigorate the body's endocrine, urinary, circulatory and respiratory systems, and it may also improve mental clarity and ease anxiety. It has been included in some cough and cold remedies and is known to act as an expectorant. Siberian Fir Oil is also known for its ability to kill airborne germs, making it a useful oil to have on hand.
Arthritis, muscle aches and pains, rheumatism, gout: Topical Application, Compress, Whole Body Massage, Aromatic Bath.
Bronchitis, colds, cough, sinusitis, sore throat: Direct Inhalation, Steam Inhalation.
Burns, cuts, hemorrhoids, wounds: Topical Application.
Flu: Diffusion, Direct Inhalation, Topical Application, Whole Body Massage, Aromatic Bath.
Anxiety: Diffusion, Whole Body Massage, Aromatic Bath.
Can be a skin irritant if there is an allergic condition or if not diluted before use on the skin or in the bath.
Siberian fir was the first species used for the Christmas tree but has since been replaced by Douglas and Noble firs. In some cultures, it is believed the fir tree has strong connections with the owner of the land on which it stands and that should it ever be struck by lightning or begin to wither, the owner will die.
About the Plant
Siberian Fir is a tall evergreen tree growing up to 125 feet, with a conical crown. The smooth bark is grey-green to grey-brown, with resin blisters. The tree lives in a cold boreal climate in moist soils on mountains and river basins at higher elevations. It is shade-tolerant, frost-resistant, and hardy, surviving temperatures down to −60 °F. It has a relatively short lifespan compared to other conifers and rarely lives over 200 years, due to its susceptibility to fungal decay in the wood. The wood is soft, lightweight and weak. It is used in construction, furniture and wood pulp.
Where it Grows
Scent: Strong, coniferous, fresh, woody.
Blends With: Cedar, Cypress, Eucalyptus and other conifers.
Fragrance Note: Middle.
Composition: Bornyl acetate, terpinyl acetate, camphene, pinene.