Balsam Essential Oil

Abies balsamea

Also known as Balsam Fir Essential Oil or Fir Needle Essential Oil

Balsam Essential Oil blends well with lemon, pine, orange, and rosemary

Known Uses

Balsam Essential Oil is stimulating to the mind and relaxing to the body. It boosts energy and supports the respiratory system (the lungs, sinuses and throat) and can help support the immune system as well as protect the body against free radical damage. Balsam Oil is also supportive to the urinary system and circulatory system.

It is ideal for soothing and relaxing the pain of aching muscles. High concentrations of antiseptic compounds in this oil stimulate the immune system and can prevent infections. It brings blood to the surface of the skin, flushing out toxins and speeding up the healing and recovery process. It can induce sweating, which removes additional toxins from the body, and also stimulates the cleansing action of the liver.

Some essential oils can be dangerous when inhaled, but the aroma therapeutic qualities of Balsam Essential Oil are known to improve respiratory conditions. It can induce coughing to loosen mucous, and acts as an anti-inflammatory in the throat and bronchial tubes. Do not ingest the oil.

Balsam Essential Oil can decrease the amount of bacteria that creates body odor and leave you smelling as fresh as the forest!

History

Balsam fir is native to most of eastern and central Canada and the northeastern United States (Minnesota east to Maine, and south in Appalachian Mountains to West Virginia). But, the largest producing companies of Balsam Essential Oil are France, Germany, and Bulgaria that have large forested areas and have easy access to Europe, which countries are high consumers of Essential Oils.

Warning

Do not ingest Balsam Essential Oil as it can cause stomach pains, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, tremor, groin pain, and sleeplessness. When used undiluted on the skin, it can cause redness, itching, and a rash that might leave brown spots after healing in some sensitive individuals. Always dilute with a carrier oil to test for possible allergic reaction. Pregnant women should consult a health care professional before using Balsam Oil.

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