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Fir Needle Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Fir Needle Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Fir Needle Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Fir Needle Essential Oil Properties (Abies balsamea)

Crisp scent of a beautiful forest.

  • 100% Pure, Concentrated, Undiluted
  • Therapeutic Quality
  • Steam Distillation from Needles
  • Country of Origin: Russia
  • Also known as Sapin baumier, Balsam Fir, Fir Needle oil Canadian

Fir Needle Essential Oil Packaged

Amber glass bottle with Euro dropper. Tamper proof safety seal. Shrink wrapped.

Background Information on Fir Needle Essential Oil

Fir Needle essential oil is collected from the needles of a fir tree. The oil is exactly as it sounds.  Needles are collected from the great evergreen trees, and the oil is made by steam distillation. Fir trees can grow to be about 40-80 feet tall. The trees have no odor; it is the needles that contain the fragrant compounds. Instead of “leaves”, firs have needles. 

Native Americans used all parts of fir trees. The internal bark was made into medicinal tea, the roots were eaten for relief from oral pains, and the resin was used to heal skin wounds. We now use the resin as an adhesive for microscope slides, oral issues, and hemorrhoid creams. The Christian tradition uses large firs to decorate our homes during the Christmas season.

The fir has many other uses as well, and various cultures have used the leaves of the tree because of medicinal properties, particularly joint inflammation, respiratory conditions, and muscle aches. Germany, Bulgaria and France are the largest producing companies of this essential oil, primarily because of large forest areas. Fir Needle essential oil is primarily used externally. It has been known to speed healing of cuts and abrasions. It is also a primary ingredient in chest rubs. Native Americans also used fir needles to pad pillows and to provide peaceful sleep.

Fir Needle Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

The rich sweet balsam scent of fir needle is derived from the needles and is wonderful for winter holiday scents or summer cooler blends.  Fir needle is more subtle than other pine oils, yet more spicy than spruce. 

Aromatherapy properties include refreshing, invigorating, stimulating, and strengthening. Fir needle essential oil is mood uplifting, refreshing, reviving. It improves mental clarity and encourages communication.

Fir needle essential oil vapors open the sinus and breathing passages and deepens breathing*.

Other uses of fir needle include detoxification, improving respiratory function, reducing body odor, and preventing osteoporosis.* Fir needle pure essential oil is used to reduce the appearance/production of cellulite

See our references at the bottom of this page for additional information.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.

Fir Needle Essential Oil Uses and Benefits / Suggestions & Blends

  • Add a few drops to a diffuser for a great way to wake up and feel energized.
  • Often used in room sprays, detergents, cough and cold preparations. To make a room spray, combine 2 oz of distilled water with about 10 drops of essential oil in a mister and shake well. 
  • For joint inflammation, mix 10 drops fir with 5 drops citrus and 1 oz jojoba wax to use in a massage
  • For a cough, mix two drops with hot water and create a steam tent.
  • For stress reduction, mix two drops with water into a diffuser.
  • For infections, create a balm using two to three drops of fir with two drops of lemon essential oil and beeswax.

Fir Essential Oil Safety Tips

  • Can be a skin irritant.
  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Always dilute with a carrier oil if applied to skin.
  • For external use only.  See our Safety Information page for further details when using essential oils.

Fir Needle Pure Essential Oil Review

“Nice aroma, very smooth oil. Not exactly like I expect as a balsam aroma but very pleasant.” – W.J.O


Essential OilFir Needle
Botanical NameAbies balsamea
Country of OriginRussia
Method of DistillationSteam
Main ConstituentsCamphene, 3,7,7-Trimethylbicyclo[4.1.0]hept-3-ene1, alpha-Pinene, Limonene
CAS No.8021-29-2/91697-89-1