Balsam Fir possesses a fresh, sweet, sap-like scent, and is reminiscent of the leaves/needles the tree produces. Also, it's Canadian!
This particular variation of Fir is effective in treating minor wounds & burns, chronic bronchitis, sinusitis, muscular aches & pains, arthritis, rheumatism, haemorrhoids, cough, colds & flu, and acts as a urinary antiseptic.
Balsam Fir is an exceptional combatant against stress & anxiety, and serves well as meditative oil due to its grounding & elevating properties. All Fir oils may be used to gain insight into childhood behavior, which in turn can help release feelings of insecurity, fear, jealousy and anger. It is said to increase our natural intuition, balance emotions, and remove energetic blocks. Being a gentle sedative, it can enable our conscious mind to take a much needed break from time to time, which can allow for new guidance to surface.