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Fir Needle, Balsam Essential Oil
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Balsam Fir Needle has an aroma that is fresh and resinous.

Botanical Name: Abies balsamea (L.) Mill

Common Name: Fir Needle, Balsam

Plant Part: Needle

Form: Essential Oil

Family: Pinaceae

Synonyms: A. balsamifera Mich., Pinus balsamea L., balsam fir, American silver fir, balm of Gilead fir.

Origin: The tree is widespread throughout North America, particularly Canada and the northern United States.

Botanical Description: A tall evergreen tree with a characteristic pyramidal shape up to 20-meters (60 ft) high. Has a tapering trunk with numerous branches.

Method of Extraction: Essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the needles and twigs. The oil is colorless to pale yellow mobile liquid. Yield 2 to 3%.

Aroma Profile: Balsam Fir Needle has an oily, sweet and balsamic top note. The middle note is sweet, balsamic and resinous, and the dry out note is faintly sweet and balsamic.

Major Constituents: á-pinene, β-pinene, bornyl acetate, á-phellandrene

Common Adulterants: Not typically adulterated

Regulatory Status: FDA 121.1163. ASP 1732

Aroma Benefits: harmonizing, centering, gently vitalizing, unblocking, vitalizing, clarifying, gently clarifying, cleansing, purifying, refreshing, mood-lifting, uplifting

Blends Well With: Cedarwood, cypress, sandalwood, juniper, pine, lemon, basil, eucalyptus, frankincense.

Safety Data: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing

Directories: Essential Oils

Description: Balsam Fir Needle has an aroma that is fresh and resinous.

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