Product Abstract: Balsam Fir Needles are about 3/4 to 1-1/4 inches long with two white stripes running down the underside of each needle. Also known as Blistering Pine, the oil is commonly used in air fresheners and household cleansers. Fir Balsam was used in the field during the American Civil War, and before the advent of chewing gum, the gum was sold as a breath-freshening confection.
Cautions: Dilute very well before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping), be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.
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Rating: Like a walk in the Forest, that can't be bad..............
By:Tim, Canfield, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 23-Mar-2016
Rating: I added some of this oil to my diffuser and it smelt delightful! I felt as though I was walking in a BC forest!
By:Anne, Vancouver, British Columbia
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 22-Jan-2016
Rating: Smells like a Christmas Tree! Love it.
By:Kari, St. Catharines, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 18-Nov-2015
Rating: It is very therapeutic, very fruity and green, very beautiful masculine essential oil. For sure, it will be a staple for me.
By:Vladimir, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 29-Apr-2011
Rating: Beautiful fresh scent. Blended with tangerine and benzoin, it made a beautiful cold process soap. No issues with accelerating trace. Definitely a keeper!
By:Leanne, Okotoks, Alberta
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 24-Mar-2014
Rating: A fresh woody scent that is softer than I expected, really a great smelling oil that I am adding to my pain salve; tried it in a pain oil for my knees and back (I have fibromyalgia and arthritis), and it really seems to help - more testing to be done. So far I like the way it blends cajeput, eucalyptus, and dark patchouli. I'm thinking it might blend nicely with something more heady like neroli or ylang ylang, but I haven't tried that yet.
We don't have balsam fir where I live in Saskatchewan, but this oil makes me wish we did. It makes me think of standing in the bush where it's nice and cool, out of the sun, with a hint of humidity to the air so everything smells really green and fresh, earthy. It's very relaxing, and I love it. Definitely will be buying a lot more of this one.
By:Virginia, Borden, Saskatchewan Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 26-Jan-2014
Rating: Denitiely loving this forest smell. It smells amazing if you are into outdoors.
By:Rava, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 29-Apr-2011
Rating: This smells like olive oil mixed with a bit of paint thinner. It does have that piney scent to it, but it's definitely not my favourite pine scent. It smells warm and soothing, but it doesn't smell clean or crisp. I still prefer Pine Needle Siberian over this.
By:Crystal, Winnipeg, Manitoba Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 07-Oct-2012
Rating: I really like this oil. It smells like the woods behind our house. I use it in soaps and massage blends. It is surprisingly versatile.
By:Stephanie, Prince George, British Columbia
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 02-Nov-2010
Rating: This is literally Christmas in a bottle!! It's perfect for room sprays.. especially for a 'Christmas in July" party. Your guests won't have a clue how you did it without actually having the tree :)
By:Abbie, Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 30-May-2008
Rating: I am in love with this oil. It smells exactly like the Christmas trees I've always had, and like the forests of the Canadian Rockies. It's wonderful diffused with spruce and pine--smells just like the forest!
By:Marie, Calgary, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 30-May-2011
Rating: Great oil, I've received 15ml last week and I'm already halfway through, I want to use it in everything. It's the scent I have in mind when I think of fir. It's great for joint pain.
By:Michele, Montreal, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 02-Jun-2011
Rating: This is an amazing scent and smells just like the tree! Will definitely purchase again. A great Christmas scent but I use it all year round.
By:Kalli, Calgary, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 28-Apr-2010
Rating: I'm a Forestry student at the Univerity of British Columbia and we study all sorts of trees....obviously, haha! Anyhoo, I got this Balsam Fir oil because I thought that this tree had such a wonderful and distinctive sent. This oil smells EXACTLY like the tree itself! There is no weird chemical smell or anything. This oil is so stunning! And super duper strong too. Holy smokes this oil is strong. Its a big bang for your buck! Which is good if you're a student!
Also, I was watching Fraiser the other night and Fraiser recieved an invitation in the mail to an exclusive spa. Fraiser smelled the invitation and said "Ahhhh, the manly aroma of Balsam Fir...". Now I think of that everytime I smell it. Oh man, I love Fraiser....haha!
By:Christine, North Vancouver, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 03-Sep-2010
Rating: This oil is lovely, very high quality. I often prefer it to the strong, almost ammonia-like scent pine can have. It absolutely is reminiscent of a walk in the forest and I love it in all of my cold, cough and immune blends.
By:Brianne, Canmore, Alberta
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 02-Jul-2010
Rating: Incredible essential oil. I use it into my soaps with pine and black spruce. One must order at least a sample just to "see". The smell is really too wonderful.
Incroyable huile essentielle. Son odeur rappelle quand on se mettait le nez dans l'arbre de noël, dans notre enfance. Je l'utilise dans mes savons aux conifères. Il faut l'essayer : c'est une de mes préférées.
By:Louise, Montreal, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 25-Feb-2006
Rating: I adore fir balsam, and make two incenses with it. I find it a very grounding oil used therapeutically, and the thinner consistency than the resin is handy.
By:Tracey, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Jan-2007
Rating: Another one of my favorite oils. Makes me think of a walk in the forest. Great in a difuser as natural air freshener and also in melt-and-pour or hot process soaps.
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