Product Abstract: Balsam Fir Needles are about 3/4 to 1-1/4 inches long with two white stripes running down the underside of each needle. Also known as Blistering Pine, the oil is commonly used in air fresheners and household cleansers. Fir Balsam was used in the field during the American Civil War, and before the advent of chewing gum, the gum was sold as a breath-freshening confection.
Cautions: Dilute very well before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping), be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.
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Rating: I purchased this after reading the other reviews and wanting a nice earthy forest-y scent to work with. I was so pleasantly shocked when I opened the bottle -- it has become one of my absolute favorite essential oils! Smells like our North Carolina Christmas trees -- as if I had set up a Christmas tree in the living room and had grabbed the bark/trunk and gotten the sap all over my hands. This is a wonderful, nostalgic, true EO and I am extremely glad I purchased it!
By:Chad, Timberlake, North Carolina
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 24-Jan-2012
Rating: This eo is so lovely. It's like stepping in among fresh trees, and standing next to a Christmas tree. Just great! Thank you!
By:Tily, Sunnyvale, California Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 25-Sep-2006
Rating: This definitley smells like you're hiking through the forest after a fresh dew.
Great quality. Great smell.
By:Jeremy, East Lansing, Michigan
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 12-May-2006
Rating: This is a wonderful fir balsam eo; smells so fresh and green and balsam-y. I use it in a shampoo for my husband, although I love it, too. Love the benefit of a natural element in a body care product. Very refreshing!
By:Julie, Watertown, New York Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 18-Sep-2009
Rating: I really like this oil. It smells like the woods behind our house. I use it in soaps and massage blends. It is surprisingly versatile.
By:Stephanie, Prince George, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This is literally Christmas in a bottle!! It's perfect for room sprays.. especially for a 'Christmas in July" party. Your guests won't have a clue how you did it without actually having the tree :)
By:Abbie, Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I am in love with this oil. It smells exactly like the Christmas trees I've always had, and like the forests of the Canadian Rockies. It's wonderful diffused with spruce and pine--smells just like the forest!
By:Marie, Calgary, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Great oil, I've received 15ml last week and I'm already halfway through, I want to use it in everything. It's the scent I have in mind when I think of fir. It's great for joint pain.
By:Michele, Montreal, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This is an amazing scent and smells just like the tree! Will definitely purchase again. A great Christmas scent but I use it all year round.
By:Kalli, Calgary, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This is like a breath of fresh mountain air, absolutely love it! I use it in HP soap's and I also use it with a cayenne extraction with peppermint and wintergreen e/o for deep penetrating pain relief- works awesome!
By:Garrett, Cedar City, Utah Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 14-Apr-2010
Rating: I'm a Forestry student at the Univerity of British Columbia and we study all sorts of trees....obviously, haha! Anyhoo, I got this Balsam Fir oil because I thought that this tree had such a wonderful and distinctive sent. This oil smells EXACTLY like the tree itself! There is no weird chemical smell or anything. This oil is so stunning! And super duper strong too. Holy smokes this oil is strong. Its a big bang for your buck! Which is good if you're a student!
Also, I was watching Fraiser the other night and Fraiser recieved an invitation in the mail to an exclusive spa. Fraiser smelled the invitation and said "Ahhhh, the manly aroma of Balsam Fir...". Now I think of that everytime I smell it. Oh man, I love Fraiser....haha!
By:Christine, North Vancouver, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This oil is lovely, very high quality. I often prefer it to the strong, almost ammonia-like scent pine can have. It absolutely is reminiscent of a walk in the forest and I love it in all of my cold, cough and immune blends.
By:Brianne, Canmore, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: MMMm, tree! Actually I blend this eo with other eo's to make manly exotic scents love it!
By:Shannon, Schenectady, New York Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 24-Jan-2006
Rating: Another of my favorites. This is a wonderful Balsam Fir. Deeply coniferous with lemon and pine notes. This oil is very grounding and emotionally stabilizing; great for meditation blends. Also good for respiratory problems and as an antiseptic.
By:Shane, Hampton, South Carolina Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 19-Dec-2005
Rating: I adore fir balsam, and make two incenses with it. I find it a very grounding oil used therapeutically, and the thinner consistency than the resin is handy.
By:Tracey, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Another one of my favorite oils. Makes me think of a walk in the forest. Great in a difuser as natural air freshener and also in melt-and-pour or hot process soaps.
By:Naomi, Chatham, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Very good smell- like a true fir tree. I truly love your EO's!
Rating: This is a great product. I love the quality of all your oils. I can always count on them to be exactly what I need for my blends.
By:Julia, Menifee, California
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 14-Nov-2005
Rating: Excellent price for quality oil. Very useful in chest rub for colds. I love its warming Christmas tree scent bringing back loads of childhood memories. :)
By:Candice, Sarasota, Florida Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 29-Jan-2006
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