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The essential oil of Balsam Fir bark, like that of Black Spruce, Scots Pine or Balsam Fir needle, increases energy metabolism and stimulates the body. Its composition is almost identical to that of Balsam Fir Needle, with slightly more camphene and β-pinene and less α-pinene. It is therefore particularly useful for stopping the progress of colds, toning up the adrenals (hot flushes), and relieving rheumatism and joint pain. When diffused, it is a good air purifier with a comforting, balsamic fragrance. Helps relieve stress and depression.

Latin name: Abies balsamea cortex

French name: Sapin Baumier

English name: Balsam Fir

Botanical family: Pinaceae

Origin: Quebec, Canada

Harvest time: April, May, September and October

Distilled parts: Bark

Organoleptic characteristics: Its appearance is limpid and its aroma more resinous and slightly less sweet than Balsam Fir from needle distillation.

Components: α and β pinene, limonene, camphene, δ-3-carene, bornyl acetate.

Balsam fir bark essential oil stimulates the body and increases energy metabolism. It is effective for stop the progression of a cold, tone the adrenals (useful against hot flashes), relieve rheumatism and joint pain. In diffusion, it acts as a aerial antiseptic with a comforting balsamic scent, helping to release stress and alleviate feelings of depression.


  • Circulatory system: lymphotonic.
  • Endocrine system: cortisone mimetic, balancing, adrenal tonic.
  • Immune system: antibacterial, winter antiseptic, antiviral, antiparasitic, vermifuge, antifungal, rapid and marked immunostimulant, Koch bacillus..
  • Respiratory system: pulmonary decongestant with exocrinostimulating and lymphotonic action, bronchial antispasmodic.
  • The nervous system: analgesic, stimulating irrigation of the brain, relaxing: promotes sleep, antispasmodic, calms the abdominal brain and central nervous system.
  • Osteoarticular system: anti-inflammatory, analgesic, analgesic, decongestant, anti-arthritic.


  • Psycho toning
  • Increases the ability to concentrate
  • Promotes logical reasoning
  • Stimulates the mind
  • Increases psychic resistance


rhinitis, bronchitis, dyspnea, sinusitis, aerophagia, antiparasitic (ascariasis), rheumatism, osteoarthritis, cellulite, cramps, fatigue, asthenia, purifies the air.


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Conifers played a crucial role in the traditional healing practices of First Nations, nuns of Providence and even eminent figures such as Hildegard von Bingen. They used a fir balm to treat various conditions such as cuts, ulcers, rheumatism, kidney pain and chronic respiratory problems, as well as as a tonic.

This balm, often called Canada balsam, also has antiscorbutic properties. Fir bark was also widely used in decoction or infusion to treat internal problems such as tuberculosis or diarrhea. The Ojibwa, for example, used the resin boiled with tallow or fat to make pitch and caulk their canoes. Europeans, for their part, used fir gum to glue objective lenses because of its great transparency.

The Balsam Fir is also known as the iconic Christmas tree in many Western homes. Its resinous, slightly sweet scent, with a subtle note of grapefruit, evokes a feeling of happiness and warmth during the festivities of the holiday season, marking the start of Canadian winter.

The Balsam Fir is native to the northern forests of central and eastern North America. This evergreen pyramid-shaped conifer grows in a variety of soils and climates. Like black spruce, it is very resistant to the intense cold of the northern regions. It can reach up to 25 m in height and live up to 150 years. It is recognized among other conifers by its flat, dark green, non-prickly and fragrant needles, drawn with two white stripes below. The vesicles in the bark contain a viscous and sticky resin called fir gum or Canadian white balsam or Canadian turpentine.


Long-term pure skin application may result in redness if the product is oxidized.


Essential oils offer numerous benefits for human, animal, insect and plant well-being. It is recommended to refer to specialized aromatherapy books for appropriate and safe use.

We also recommend consult an aromatherapy professional, capable of targeting the biochemical groups and aromatic molecules of essential oils, in order to optimize the effectiveness of treatments.


It is best to store essential oils in a cool, dry place, away from light and air.

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