Top 4 Ways to Use Balsam Fir: Our Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week

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Top 4 Ways to Use Balsam Fir: Our Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week

Balsam Fir

Latin name: Abies balsamea

Aroma description: Distinctively woodsy


Therapeutic benefits

  • Calms muscles and joints after a long day or intense workout.
  • Supports a healthy respiratory system and eases breathing.
  • Emotionally balancing and soothing.
  • Reminiscent of the great outdoors and the holiday season.
  • Helps refresh the mind and promote focus.



Yes! Balsam Fir IS KidSafe. 

Top 4 Ways to Use Balsam Fir: Our Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week

Dilution instructions:

Dilute to 2-5% in a carrier and massage onto sore muscles.


Diffusion instructions:

Add a few drops to your diffuser to enjoy the fresh aroma and balancing atmosphere.


Oils to blend with:

Black Pepper, Cajeput, Cedarwood Atlas, Citronella, Eucalyptus Globulus, Frankincense Serrata, Ginger Root CO2, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon, Niaouli 1,8-Cineole, Peppermint Western US, Pine Scots, Rosemary 1,8-Cineole, Spruce Black, Tea Tree.


Additional reading:

Balsam Fir is one of those oils that captures the freshness of the outdoors. Its distinctively woodsy aroma is wonderfully refreshing. Enjoy the outdoorsy aroma all year long or add it to your favorite holiday blends to bring the scent of a freshly cut tree indoors. And there’s so much more to love about this oil!


Muscle Relief

Man holding his sore leg

A great workout can leave you feeling energized and ready for the day. But sore muscles can put a dent in that feeling and keep you from your next workout. Balsam Fir is a great oil to have in your arsenal. It can help calm your joints and soothe your muscles. It’s even great for when you’ve just spent a long day on your feet and you need a little relief. Next time you’re experiencing the pang of those sore muscles, dilute Balsam Fir to 2-5% in your favorite carrier oil and massage onto the areas of concern.


Easy Breathing

young woman staying home sick

With its fresh and woodsy aroma, Balsam Fir can not only lift your spirits but also help ease your breathing and support your respiratory system. Next time allergies or a cold have you feeling all stuffed up and congested, try adding a few drops to your diffuser. You can also dilute Balsam Fir in a carrier oil to make a clearing and cooling chest rub.


Balanced Emotions

Woman relaxing at home

There are a lot of great oils that help with emotional issues. Sweet Orange is known as the happy oil, and Frankincense Carteri helps with sadness and grief. But did you know Balsam Fir also helps balance emotions? This is especially good during the holidays when everything starts to get hectic and overwhelming. Plus it has a distinctive, fresh aroma that perfect for the holiday season. Try our Holiday Lights Diffuser Blend for a festive and uplifting atmosphere at any time of the year.


Focused Mind

Stressed woman in front of her computer

Lastly, this oil is fantastic for those times when you need to study, work or focus. Its emotionally balancing effects can help when you’re feeling overwhelmed and too distracted to concentrate. Try whipping up our Focus Inhaler Blend for a refreshing mix of Balsam Fir, Frankincense, Grapefruit Pink and Orange Sweet.

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6 thoughts on “Top 4 Ways to Use Balsam Fir: Our Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week”

  • It’s great to know that Balsam Fir is great for your muscles and joints since it helps calm and soothes them down. My boyfriend and I regularly go to the beach, and we almost always end up having sore muscles. I’ll try to find some Balsam Fir products like oil or soap that we could use after an extensive workout routine. Thanks.

  • LOVE Balsam Fir! I diffuse it with peppermint or lemon and it’s like a fresh cut tree/Christmas magic in the house!

  • Balsam fir is outstanding as a muscle rub. After a long day outside doing yard work, I added a few drops to a carrier and almost immediately my muscle pain was relieved. Thanks PT for tips on Balsam fir!

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