Fir Needle (Douglas) Essential Oil

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  • Distillation Method: Steam
  • Country of Origin: France
  • Plant Part: Needle
  • Latin Name: Pseudotsuga menziesii
  • Cultivation: Certified Organic

About the Oil: This organic Douglas Fir Needle essential oil is a uniquely green and resinous Fir oil that stimulates the immune system with strong antimicrobial properties helping to support recovery from colds and flu.

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Drops per ml
Blending Tips 60
Monoterpene
Monoterpene N/A
Ester N/A

Properties

Product Description

About The Plant

Douglas Fir trees are not a single species, as there are approximately 50 different species of Douglas Firs that thrive throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Many Douglas Firs are endemic to North America and are often used to complement garden landscapes. Pseudotsuga menzies is a coniferous, evergreen tree with scaly bark. It's needles are pointed with two sides, and do not roll between fingers, because they are flat spreading or drooping branches. Douglas Fir can reach heights of 120 meters (394 ft). Douglas Firs are most closely related to cedars.

About The Oil

Fir needle essential oils share many therapeutic and aromatic characteristics. We've found Siberian and Balsam Firs to be very similar but this Douglas Fir to be uniquely outstanding in its depth and complexity. It is a beautiful distillation of "Doug" Fir, incredibly rich, with green, sweet resinous notes not found in other needle oils.

Of Interest

In the past, Native peoples of North America used Douglas Firs both for nourishment and medicinal purposes.

Therapeutic Properties

IMMUNE SYSTEM

Neutralizes microbes
Encourages sweating
Assists the body's natural eliminatory response
Relieves muscular tension and aching joints
Lessens headaches due to congestion

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Quells coughs
Aids in the expulsion of mucous
Stimulates the bronchi

MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Relaxes cramping
Eases discomfort
Decreases unpleasant sensory experiences
Soothes sore muscles, tendons and joints
Diminishes swelling
Increases local blood circulation

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

Promotes urination
Helps maintain kidney action
Assists in cleansing and detoxifying the body

LYMPHATIC SYSTEM

Helps to restore depleted adrenal glands

NERVOUS SYSTEM

Calms the NERVOUS SYSTEM
Lessens anxiety
Reduces stress
Uplifting
Improves mood
Strengthens the NERVOUS SYSTEM
Helps alleviate nervous tension

SUBTLE AROMATHERAPY

This oil is opening and elevating yet grounding, which makes it excellent for yoga and meditation.

Application

INHALATION

Direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer, steam inhalation
The fir needle oils, and evergreen needle oils in GENERAL, are highly prized for their uplifting aroma. Further, they share properties of supporting relief of breathing conditions, opening airways, and having anti-infectious properties for the RESPIRATORY SYSTEM.
This Douglas Fir is in a class by itself aromatically. It has unique green and resinous notes we've not found in other fir or needle oils. It can easily be used in a diffuser by itself, or blended with other needle oils for a dramatic "deep forest" effect.

TOPICAL

massage, compress, bath, ointment
Dilute Douglas Fir essential oil to less than 10% in your favorite carrier oil and massage into sore muscles and joints.

Aromatherapy Details

Our Douglas Fir Needle essential oil is a middle-top note with a piney-woody aroma with incredibly rich, green, sweet resinous notes.

Douglas Fir Needle Essential Oil blends well with: Pine oil, Cedarwood oil, Lavender oil, Frankincense oil, Lemon oil, Blue Chamomile oil, Myrtle oil, Galbanum, Benzoin, Lavandin, Rosemary.

Safety

Generally non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction.

If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician.

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