Today, we’re talking about five benefits of fir essential oils. Douglas Fir, Siberian Fir, and White Fir all come from Pinaceae’s botanical family (conifer) and have been highly regarded for their medicinal values for centuries. Spoiler: we still love them today! Let’s take a deeper look into each fir oil.  

Douglas Fir

Properties: astringent, antiseptic, diuretic, expectorant, sedative (nerves) 

Douglas Firs primary uses are for asthma, bronchitis, congestion, cough, flu, and a cleanser for the skin. Historically, it is praised for its ability to help the body with respiratory issues, fever, and body pain. Other possible uses include easing anxious feelings and healing wounds. 

Blends well with cedarwood, frankincense, lavender, lemon, eucalyptus, juniper, orange, and sandalwood. 

Siberian Fir 

Properties: analgesic, antiarthritic, antiseptic, expectorant, stimulant 

Traditionally, Siberian Fir is known for helping with respiratory complaints, fever, and muscular pain and body aches. Nowadays, it’s highly regarded for helping with energy and fighting germs and bacteria. 

Blends well with lavender and frankincense 

White Fir 

Properties: analgesic, antiarthritic, antiseptic, expectorant, stimulant 

Oh, the classic Christmas tree–White fir! It’s historic uses consisted of helping with fever, respiratory complaints, and muscular and rheumatic pain. Today, many people use it to fight the flu and ease body aches that come with colds. 

Blends well with frankincense and lavender 

Now that you got a closer look at each fir oil and its main components and uses, let’s dive into the five benefits of fir essential oils! 

5 Benefits of Fir Essential Oils 

1.Cleansing and Purifying 

Fir oils can be helpful when making natural cleaning products a home. Both Douglas Fir and White fir work fabulously for quick countertop wipe-downs and deep cleans! Their potent cleansing and purifying properties, combined with their lovely woodsy smells, make them the perfect addition to any cleaning concoction. 

If you’re looking for a cleansing aroma to kill airborne germs, simply diffuse your favorite fir oil. 

Pine Floor Cleaner or Countertop Spray 
  • 2 cups of warm to hot water 
  • ¼ cup white vinegar 
  • 5 drops douglas fir essential oil
  • 6 drops white fir essential oil 
  • 5 drops cedarwood essential oil 
  • 5 drops lemon essential oil 
  • 16 oz dark colored spray bottle 
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (optional) 

Instructions: Combine all ingredients in spray bottle and shake to mix

2. Respiratory and Immunity 

Because the fir oils are expectorants, they make lovely remedies for respiratory issues. Whether your respiratory system is struggling due to the cold or flu or if you suffer from asthma, the fir oils can help. Diffuse 5 drops of whichever oil you love most and breathe deeply. The aroma will help release mucus and phlegm, allowing for open airways. 

Breath in, breath out Diffuser Recipe 
  • 4 drops douglas fir 
  • 4 drops eucalyptus 
  • 2 drops lavender

3.Creating a Refreshing Environment

Foster a positive and stress-free environment with all three of the fir essential oils! With a combination of citrus and wood notes, Douglas Fir oil’s aroma can promote an uplifting and positive environment. When you want a little boost of energy during a lazy afternoon, White Fir will help with focus, fatigue, and grounding. Simply diffuse a few drops in your office or kitchen to get stuff done! For the times when you need a tranquil and peaceful space, Siberian Fir will have your back. Diffuse for a relaxing aroma during the evening or before bed. 

Positive Space 
  • 5 drops of douglas fir 
  • 5 drops of a citrus or woodsy oil 
Calm Energy and Focus 
  • 1 drop White Fir 
  • 2 drops wintergreen 
  • 2 drops juniper berry 
  • 1 drop cinnamon bark 
  • 5 drops Siberin Fir 
  • 5 drops of a citrus or woody oil 
Christmas Cheer 

Ok, I mean can we talk about the fir oils without talking about Christmas?! I couldn’t help myself. Diffuse this one whenever you’re feeling in the holiday spirit! 

  • 4 drops Siberin fir 
  • 2 drops cinnamon 
  • 1 drop grapefruit
  • 1 drop wintergreen

4. Support Healthy Skin Care 

What is soothing for the mind is usually soothing for the body, and just as fir oils can purify the air, they can also purify the skin when applied topically. The cleansing benefits and refreshing aroma of all the fir oils make them ideal for cleaning and soothing the skin. Give your skin some love by adding 1-2 drops of fir essential oil to your cleanser or moisturizer for a fresh face. You can also add a drop or 2 to your body wash for a super clean and a refreshing shower. 

A Smooth Clean 
  • 1-2 drops of fir oil of choice (Siberian and Douglas are best) 
  • A nickel size of cleanser or moisturizer, or a quarter size of body wash

Instructions: mix to combine and gently massage onto face or body. Avoid the eye area. Rinse with warm water. 

5. Massage for Pain and Relaxation 

When applied topically, Siberian and White Fir showcase their analgesic properties. Combining a fir oil with a carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil for a cooling massage blend will work wonders for your pain. For centuries, fir oils have been used for muscular and rheumatoid pain. Whether you’re achy from a hard workout or the flu, mixing up a simple blend with fir oils will have you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. 

Relaxation Station Massage Blend 
  • 2-3 drops of Siberian or White Fir 
  • 1 tablespoon of fractionated coconut oil 

Instructions: mix in a bowl and massage onto areas of discomfort. Don’t forget to inhale deeply for a soothing and tranquil effect! 

And those are the 5 main benefits of fir essential oils! Did I get you excited about the holiday season? Let me know in the comments below which fir oil are you most excited to try and which fir oil benefit you can’t wait to reap!

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