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Fir Needle Essential Oil

Fir Needles Fir Needle Oil

Botanical Name

Abies alba

Common Method of Extraction

Steam Distilled

Plant Part Typically Used

Needles

Color

Clear with a Tinge of Yellow

Consistency

Thin with an Oily Texture

Perfumery Note

Middle

Strength of Initial Aroma

Medium

Aromatic Description

Fresh, woody, earthy, sweet.

Fir Needle Oil Uses

Arthritis, bronchitis, colds, coughs, flu, muscle aches, rheumatism, sinusitis. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 60-66.]

Major Constituents

(+)-Limonene
Camphene
a-Pinene
Santene
B-Caryophyllene
Tricyclene
See Essential Oil Safety for more complete list of constituents.

[K.H. Kubeczka, W. Schultze. Biology and Chemistry of Conifer Oils. (Flavour & Fragrance Journal 2, 1987), 137-148. Source cited in Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 285.]

Safety Information

Tisserand and Youngprecaution to avoid use of the oilif it has oxidized. Skin sensitization is more likely when using oxidized Fir Needle Oil. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 285.]

Shelf Life

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