220px-Abies_balsamea_branchBalsam Fir (Idaho, Abies balsamea) is a North American conifer native to the northeastern United States, most of eastern and central Canada and parts of the south (Appalachian Mountains to West Virginia).

It produces a wonderful, pine-scented essential oil that has a refreshing and uplifting scent familiar to many people as the fragrance of Christmas trees. Used in massage, it has a soothing effect on muscle and body discomfort associated with exercise.

About Idaho Balsam Fir

Balsam fir is a beautiful conifer tree. Although it grows in many parts of the United States and Canada, Young Living’s balsam fir is harvested and distilled in northern Idaho by Gary Young. It is distilled in the winter, when often times snow is falling.

At the balsam fir winter harvest in northern Idaho, the entire tree is cut and delicately distilled. Gary Young personally selects the trees and oversees the entire harvest and distillation process. During the past few harvest seasons, Gary has also invited Young Living members to participate in this unique event.

Traditional Uses:

balsam-fir-IdahoBalsam fir is traditionally used to aid tired and sore muscles (muscular aches and pains).

This incredible oil has been used for years in folk medicine for its supportive properties of the circulatory and respiratory systems. The warm aroma of balsam fir soothes and rejuvenates the body and mind.

Balsam Fir is known for supporting respiratory function.* This herbaceous oil can be diffused for aromatherapy or diluted with a carrier oil for topical application.

It’s also believed to create an uplifting sense of well-being, balsam fir is a 100 percent pure Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ essential oil distilled from the needles of the balsam fir tree.

ORAC Value: Idaho Balsam Fir has an approximate ORAC of 205,047 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter.

Primary Benefits:

  • Aids in supporting the circulatory and respiratory systems.
  • Helps ease discomfort following rigorous physical activity.

How to use: For dietary, aromatic or topical use. When using as a supplement, dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid such as goat’s or rice milk.

Aromatic: Diffuse up to 30 minutes three times daily. To use balsam fir for respiratory support, simply inhale straight from the bottle or include a few drops in a Young Living diffuser — the fresh pine scent is very grounding and relaxing.

Massage: To use as part of therapeutic massage, mix one part balsam fir with one part Young Living V-6™ Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex and massage onto trouble spots. The primary natural plant constituents absorbed through the skin are alpha-pinene, beta pinene, camphene, and limonene. When used together, these key constituents can work to soothe localized muscular discomfort. Ingredients: Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ balsam fir (Idaho) essential oil (Abies balsamea)

Balsam Fir Blends With:

  • Balsam fir is found in these popular essential oil blends: Believe™, Egyptian Gold™, En-R-Gee™, Gratitude™, Sacred Mountain ™, and Transformation™ as well as in Deep Relief™ Essential Oil. Balsam fir adds a unique, uplifting pine zest to these blends.
  • Balsam fir is available as a 5 ml or 15 ml essential oil single.

Cautions: Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Do not use near fire, flame, heat or sparks.

Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use.

Click on the arrow to watch this video about the 2010 Balsam Fir Harvest:

Balsam Fir

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* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Item No: 3316 – 15ml Balsam Fir (Idaho) Item No: 3314 – 5ml Balsam Fir (Idaho)


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