Proper Skin Care – Fir Needle Oil

Fir needle oil is essential oil extracted from the young branches and needles of the silver fir….From the earliest times the silver fir is thought by people as a forest healer and it was frequently used for healing of particular diseases….Fir needle oil was so popular due to its various useful properties…It is an excellent antiseptic with relieving effect…it is a tonic and a good cough suppressant…it stimulates functioning of adrenal glands and improves blood supply as well…It is an absolutely complete package of everything…

Not just that…it is a solution for almost every problem…People often use fir needle oil in aromatherapy due to its properties in treatment of

  • Asthma
  • Pneumonia
  • Bronchitis
  • Influenza
  • Diseases of urogenital tract
  • Cholecystitis
  • Rheumatic aches
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Liver diseases
  • Nephrolithiasis

Isn’t that way too much for just a mere poor liquid? Phew! Yes it is…but it does it all…

Fir needle oil is also used for inhalation baths…mere baths….aroma massages and to pour in aroma lamps…Not just that It is also used for sanitation of the patient’s room due to its bactericidal properties….4 to 6 drops of fir needle oil is poured into the aroma lamp…When heated it gives aroma of the essential oil into the room…it helps to struggle against respiratory diseases…it arrests inflammations of the respiratory organs….This technique is not only to heal but to effectively prevent diseases…especially in the period of epidemic….And application of inhalation procedures is even more efficient in treatment…If you decide for inhalations just take 1 to 3 drops of fir needle oil…the procedure lasts 10 minutes for 3 times a day….Directly influencing the respiratory organs, the essential oil of silver fir decongests and suppresses inflammations and is the perfect expectorant…Inhalations may be combined with massage of the chest with oil….

I’ll give you another way to prevent respiratory diseases is wearing aroma medallions with silver fir oil inside…Medallion can be variously shaped from ceramic just for adornment purposes….Pour 1 to 2 drops of fir needle oil immediately into the container or a cotton swab which is after placed into the medallion…

Also it fights insomnia like a real warrior…Fir bath is also a well-tried remedy against insomnia and neurosis….Put 3 to 6 drops of oil into water and take a bath for 25-30 minutes….You should bear in your mind that intervals are necessary between procedures….And your eyelids won’t go down…take my word…

You may want to massage fir needle oil in treatment of arthritis and rheumatic poly arthritis….It helps to remove inflammatory processes and relieve pain syndrome….To achieve better effect it is recommended that you warm your affected joint with a hot compress before applying fir needle oil….

With skin diseases…dermatitis…herpetic eruptions a cotton swab soaked in fir needle oil which is applied directly to the affected skin spot…

Hmm…Go through our reference links now…

  1. Natural Remedies by Cathy Wong
  2. Using Fir Needle Oil by eHow
  3. Fir Needle Oil by

Fir Needle Oil – Unveiling The Benefits

Essential oils are those magical potions obtained from plants and animal which have the ability to cure the seemingly incurable and healing the worst of physical strains…And just one such oil being Fir Needle

Fir Essential Oil has been used traditionally for fever, rheumatic pain and any kind of respiratory or sinus infections. It contains d-limonene as the other fir oils; however white fir essential oil has a higher antioxidant value than balsam fir.

Fir oil is also very soothing to rheumatic pain, and great for muscles (or joints and tendons) that have been overworked or are tired. Fir has been also used for back pain and, heart and chest pains.

Fir benefits all issues and emotional issues; alleviates depression; balances endocrine system; put in water and drink; gentle to skin and burns: equal to frankincense in DNA repair; will increase your aware-ness, attunement to nature, well-being; mix half and half with frankincense. According to Dr. Young, Balsam is being combined with frankincense to support the wellness of those who are battling serious illnesses. The fir tree – a tree commonly used as a Christmas symbol today – has been prized through the ages for its medicinal effects and ability to heal respiratory conditions and muscular or rheumatic pain.

Idaho Balsam Fir is a conifer oil distilled in northern Idaho that has a refreshing and uplifting scent. Those who have assisted in harvesting have reported unusually high energy, stamina and good mood, with the smell of balsam becoming intoxicating during the long cold days. Used in massage, it has a soothing effect on muscle and body discomfort associated with exercise. Idaho Balsam Fir has an approximate ORAC (antioxidant rating) of 205,047 (TE/L). (Photo courtesy of Brian Stansberry, Wikimedia Commons).
Fir is useful for respiratory conditions (asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, chronic, coughs, sore throat, colds, flu, fever, muscular, arthritic, back and rheumatic pain, inflammation, osteoporosis,
It is possibly the best natural oil to deal with –

  • Cuts
  • Infections
  • Wounds
  • Nervous tension
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Okay, it’s time for you to have a look at our reference links…

  1. Fir Needle Oil by NM
  2. Fir Needle by Fed
  3. Fir Needle Essential Oil by Illinois

Fir Needle Oil Blows The Wounds Clean

I remember my granny was a tad fanatic and did not believe in the use of any kind of chemical based products especially when it came to the application on any kinds of cuts or wounds…She used to make special potions for the application…turmeric used to be an integral part of all her anti-septic solutions and she amalgamated it with this oil called Fir needle oil…And I am not exaggerating when I say it DID work as magic on the wounds…

Let’s do an in-depth analysis of my granny’s ‘magical’ secret oil…

Hmm….For some information on the plant Fir…a North American Fir…native to most of eastern and central Canada….The resin is used to produce Canada balsam and is traditionally used as a cold remedy and as an antiseptic….

The noble fir grows in the cooler mountainous zones of the western United states…especially the cascade Mountains of Washington and Oregon and the Siskiyou Mountains of northern California…Noble firs need shade and a good deal of humidity…

As far as the extraction of this oil is concerned…This essential oil is steam distilled from the needles of the Balsam Fir tree…The aroma is bright and uplifting…Its overall action is considered stimulating and can be used to bring alertness to the mind…In addition…the oil has antimicrobial and antiseptic properties…

Abies balsamea…Fresh and green…astringent…leathery resin scent….Warming and grounding….For muscle aches and tiredness….A tonic for the nervous system….Refreshing…


This aromatic essential oil with antimicrobial…antiseptic…and skin-purifying properties….Often used for its cool…pleasant fragrance

Mainly it is used for respiratory symptoms…(namely sinus…flu…bronchitis…colds) and when for muscles that ache….


Also…not just that…as far as it antiseptic properties go….for

  • Burns
  • Arthritis
  • Sinus congestion
  • Blisters
  • Lung congestion
  • Insect bites
  • Insect sting relief
  • Scar reduction
  • Bruise healing


Peeping into history…One of many species of fir…the noble fir was seen in the past as a symbol of strength and immorality….Medieval herbalists extolled its curative powers…and today…the noble fir is used medicinally to ease coughs and soothe muscle and joint aches…

The noble fir is a member of the pine family…Its straight trunk grows 165-230 feet tall…and the cylindrical cones grow upright to a length of 4-6 inches….The long…non pricking needles are distinguished by their spicy…resin like aroma and taste…

It is primarily the fresh needles that are used in natural medicine today…

The needles contain an essential oil with high proportions of expectorant substances…such as lemon and camphor…These account for the Fir’s value in treating coughs….The needles also contain anti-inflammatory substances…which add to the usefulness of fir needles tea….The tree offers astringent tannins…found in the bark…and turpentine…found in its resin…

Hmm…now go through our reference links…

  1. Fir Needle Oil by Natural Healing Guide
  2. Fir Needle For Skin by Golden Butterfly
  3. Fir Needle Oil by Luxemag
  4. Fir Needle Oil by MI
  5. Fir Needle by My Blog