Idaho Balsam Fir


(Abies balsamea)

topical aromatic

Idaho Balsam Fir essential oil has a woodsy and refreshing aroma, and is grown and harvested at Young Living’s Highland Flats, Idaho farm. This oil can be diffused for a grounding, relaxing, and calming aroma, and to create a heightened spiritual environment during meditation. Idaho Balsam Fir includes the naturally occurring constituents beta-pinene and camphene, and is an important ingredient in many products including, Animal Scents™ Ointment, Deep Relief™ Roll-On, Believe™ and Gratitude™ essential oil blends, and BLM™.

Young Living’s Idaho balsam fir is harvested from Highland Flats Tree Farm, their farm in Naples, northern Idaho. Balsam fir looks much like a beautiful conifer tree—similar to something you’d decorate during the Christmas season.

Idaho balsam fir YL complaint

The warm aroma of balsam fir soothes and rejuvenates body and mind. Known for supporting respiratory function, this herbaceous oil can be diffused for aromatherapy or diluted with a carrier oil for topical application. Also believed to create an uplifting sense of well-being, balsam fir is a 100 percent pure Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ essential oil distilled for the needles of the balsam fir tree.  Watch this video about the 2009 harvest!

            The trees are saturated with essential oil during these coldest months, the oils protect the needles from freezing.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                ~Gary Young

How to use: For aromatic or topical use. Diffuse, inhale, or add to bath water. Apply to crown of head, back of neck, behind ears or inside wrists. Possible skin sensitivity.

  1. Grounding: Diffuse for a grounding, calming, and relaxing aroma
  2. Meditation: Use during meditation to increase spirituality.
  3. Mood: place 1-2 drops in your hands, rub together and inhale for a calmative effect
  4. Holiday cheer: diffuse during the holiday for a festive scent!tree-only
  5. Bath: Add to Epsom salts in a bath for soothing experience.
  6. Vacuum: put a few drops on the vacuum filter to make the whole house smell like a Christmas tree!
  7. Dryer: Place drops on a wool ball and toss in the dryer cycle

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Disclaimer: I provide my personal opinion and experiences with essential oils, and I am not endorsed by the Young Living Corporation. None of what I talk about on this site has been evaluated by the FDA, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am not a registered physician and I encourage you to discuss your health concerns with your own doctor. I simply share resources and tools based on my own personal experiences.

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