Fir Needle, Balsam

FIR NEEDLE, BALSAM

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Fir needle has a fresh, piney and woody scent.  Native Americans used the balsam fir tree for a large variety of herbal medicines.  Its oil is still used to treat cuts and sores, relax muscles, soothe joint and body aches.  Use it during cold and flu season as it will encourage the loosening of a dry cough and opening nasal passages.  It is also calming and grounding making it good to mix in an anti-anxiety blend.  You can also use as an all-purpose cleaner as it is a natural disinfectant.

Blends well with basil, cinnamon, clove, frankincense, lavender and peppermint.

Uses:

Body/Muscle ache:  Mix 3-4 drops with 1 teaspoon of carrier oil (coconut oil, almond oil, etc.) and apply to the area.

Disinfectant:  Add 10 drops to 8 ounces of water and use as a cleanser.

Joint ache:  Mix 3-4 drops with 1 teaspoon of carrier oil (coconut oil, almond oil, etc.) and apply to the area.

Respiratory problems:  Add 4-5 drops to a diffuser.

Wounds/Sores:  Apply equal parts of fir needle oil with coconut oil to wound. Cover with bandage.

Therapeutic properties:

Analgesic
Anti-anxiety
Anti-inflammatory
Antiseptic
Antispasmodic

Safety:

Consult your healthcare provider if you are pregnant, nursing, are on medications or being treated for other medical.  If you have sensitive skin, dilute using 4-5 drops for each ounce of carrier oil.

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