Feature Friday: Fir Needle - Everyday Essentials

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Feature Friday: Fir Needle

Despite what you might think, Fir Needle represents a lot more than Christmas trees and wintertime. This beautiful, uplifting essential oil boasts a forest-fresh aroma and many great uses that’ll help you live happier healthier lives. Plant Therapy’s Fir Needle is distilled from the cones, needles, and twigs from the evergreen Siberian Fir tree. Packed with high levels of bornyl acetate, camphene, and alpha-pinene (essential oil constituents), Fir Needle is a powerful essential oil that not only has a fresh, green aroma but will help you breathe easier, packed with strong therapeutic benefits for the whole body. Let’s take a look at what all Fir Needle has to offer. 

Easing Discomfort

Because of the high levels of bornyl acetate and alpha-pinene, Fir Needle is an excellent choice when the body feels strained and worn down. It boasts amazing anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties that will leave your body feeling nice, refreshed, and relaxed. For those who are new to the aromatherapy scene, these big words (bornyl acetate and alpha-pinene) can be a little intimidating. These are only two of millions of the chemical constituents that make up essential oils. It’s these chemical constituents that give essential oils their amazing properties and aroma.

If you want to learn more about chemical constituents and how we’re able to identify which ones are present in each of our oils, check out our blog post GC/MS Testing: Why You Need to Care.  Is also bornyl acetate and alpha-pinene that Fir Needle an excellent choice for a post-workout muscle rub. For a quick and easy post-workout rub, dilute equal amounts of Fir Needle, Black Pepper, and Lavender to 4% and apply to the areas of concern. 

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Respiratory Support

One of the most popular uses of Fir Needle is for general respiratory health and support. Bornyl Acetate, Camphene, and Alpha-pinene all have powerful properties associated with them that will help you breathe easier and clearer. Bornyl acetate is reported to have anti-inflammatory properties that’ll help ease congestion. And alpha-pinene has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiviral properties, making it even more useful for times of seasonal issues. Camphene packs a mucolytic punch making it easier to break up and get rid of congestion once and for all. Fir Needle is truly a powerhouse essential oil everyone needs in their medicine cabinet (did we forget to mention it’s also safe for kids?!). It’s super simple to use, just put 10 drops of Fir Needle, 3 drops of Lavender, and 2 drops of Blue Tansy to a personal inhaler wick and enjoy respiratory bliss all year long. 

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If you have used Fir Needle before, what are your favorite uses for it? If you haven’t used it before, what are some things you’d like to try with it? Let us know in the comments!

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