Botanical Name: Abies sibirica * Plant Part: Needles * Extraction Method: Steam Distilled * Origin: Russia * Description: Fir Needle Essential Oil comes from the Pinus type tree which grows in wide areas of Russia. * Color: Colorless to pale yellow clear liquid. * Common Uses: Fir Needle Essential Oil is reported to help with arthritis, bronchitis, colds, coughs, flu, muscle aches, rheumatism and sinusitis. It is a popular oil used to bring out masculine, outdoorsy attributes in men's fragrances, bath preparations, air fresheners, herbal oils, soaps, and shaving creams. * Consistency: Medium * Note: Middle * Strength of Aroma: Strong * Blends well with: Pine, Cedarwood, Benzoin, Lavender, Spruce and Rosemary. * Aromatic Scent: Fir Needle Essential Oil has a fresh, woody, earthy, sweet scent that is much like the outdoors. Many compare it to the smell of the Great Outdoors. * History: From the earliest times the Fir Needle is thought by people as a forest healer. The natives used the crushed needles in poultices to heal wounds and infections. The needles were also boiled and drunk since it was believed to assist with respiratory issues. * Cautions: Fir Balsam Essential Oil is non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. Liquid may cause irritation to the eyes so use well diluted. Avoid use during pregnancy.