Silver Fir Essential Oil
Silver fir is a large evergreen coniferous tree.
- Botanical Family: Pinaceae
- Part of Plant Used: Needles
- Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
- Variations: There are other types of Fir trees that produce essential oils such as Balsam Fir, Douglas Fir, Siberian Fir and Silver Fir.
- Chemistry: Silver Fir is high in monoterpenes (α-pinene, β-pinene, camphene, d-limonene) and esters (bornyl acetate).
- Immune System: supports the immune system
- Musculoskeletal: soothes aches, pains and inflammation
- Respiratory: support for respiratory and sinus ailments
- Nervous System: supports relaxation for mental and emotional fatigue
- Energetics: enhances wisdom, creativity, and, intuition; provides a soothing and clarifying space to evoke deep breathing
- Spiritual: supports the Throat Chakra associated with expression and communication
- Scent Profile: Top to mid note that has a fresh, fruity-balsamic aroma.
- Longevity: The aroma of Silver Fir can last up to 16 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Woody
- Blends well with: Balsam Fir, Black Spruce, Cedarwood, Douglas Fir, Maritime Pine, Pinon Pine, Eucalyptus Radiata, Lemon, Rosalina, Scots Pine, thyme ct borneol
- Skin sensitization if oxidized.
Products Using Silver Fir Essential Oil
- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.