Grand Fir Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Abies grandis
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distillation
Parts Used: Needles
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma: Fresh, green, coniferous, slightly sweet citrusy tope note
Largest Producing Countries: USA and Canada
Traditional Use: Often associated with the holidays. Grand Firs are a popular Christmas tree. As with other fir trees, Grand Fir has been used as a disinfectant; the needles have be brewed or steeped and drank as a tea or used for additions to cleaning products. The needles are also added to smudge bundles.
Properties: Analgesic, antiseptic, antitussive, astringent, deodorant, disinfectant, expectorant, stimulant, tonic
Benefits: Burns, colds, cough, cuts, muscle aches and pains, sore throat, wounds. With its slightly sweet top note, Grand Fir makes a refreshing substitute in topical rubs or cleaning products. Blend it into a room spray formula for a refreshing uplifting spritz that can be enjoyed all year round.
Blends Well With: Benzoin, cistus, citrus oils, clary sage, ginger, lavender, marjoram, pine, rosemary
Of Interest: Grand Fir was first described by David Douglas as he collected specimens along his travels through the Pacific Northwest. In the timber industry Grand Fir is often cataloged as a Hem Fir, which is a blanket term used to describe many types of conifer wood.
Safety Data: May cause skin irritation
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.