Steam distilled from the needles of balsam fir trees, this colorless to pale yellow liquid has a medium middle note with a distinctly crisp, clean, woodsy aroma that is reminiscent of the holidays with its heady evergreen scent. It is relatively mild, as essential oils go, and can be used at higher concentrations with your preferred carrier oil. Used predominantly for its grounding, uplifting and calming effects, it also promotes a healthy respiratory system when applied topically or vaporized. Effective in easing aching muscles after a vigorous workout, it has a slightly warming effect on the skin.
Diffuse 2-3 drops per 100ml of water, to promote a healthy respiratory system.
Add 8-10 drops to a teaspoon of carrier oil to apply topically to sore muscles
May also be applied topically (using the same dilution) to the chest to relieve congestion
Add several drops to a cup of epsom salts and add to a warm bath to relieve tension
Relieve symptoms of depression by putting 2-3 drops in hands and inhaling
On the recommendation of the International Federation of Aromatherapists, TruGardens does not endorse taking essential oils internally unless specifically directed and prescribed by a qualified healthcare practitioner who is also trained in clinical aromatherapy. Avoid using during pregnancy, or if you suspect you might be pregnant, except on the advice of a qualified practitioner. Store all essential oil products safely out of reach of children. Essential oils are potent, and a little bit goes a long way. Do not use essential oils undiluted directly on the skin as they can cause irritation. Keep away from children, and do not apply near the eyes, mucous membranes, sensitive or broken skin. Every individual reacts differently to essential oils: Always perform a ‘test patch’ properly diluted in carrier oil to determine sensitivity. This statement has not been approved, assessed or otherwise endorsed by the FDA. TruGardens does not in any way support the use of these products for the diagnosis, treatment, cure or prevention of any disease.