Organic Balsam Fir Oil

Fir Balsam (HoPE)

English name: Fir Balsam or Balsam Fir

Latin name: Abies balsamea

Botanical Properties, Origin, and History

The American Indians used the gum of this fir as a natural remedy against influenza, but also to treat scurvy. They used it to treat wounds. Today, Canada balsam is still made from the resin of the balsam fir.

Organoleptic Properties

Appearance: liquid
Color: very light yellow
Odor: resinous, fresh, woody, balsamic
Distilled parts: Needles
Country of origin: Canada
Density: 0.87 to 0.88




Anti-catarrhal, balsamic
Pulmonary decongestant
Atmospheric antiseptic
General tonic and stimulant


ENT disorders (sinusitis, otitis, colds, catarrh)
Lung disorders (acute or chronic bronchitis)
General asthenia
Osteoarthritis, arthritis, rheumatism


  • Atmospheric diffusion (ambient air sanitation, epidemics, respiratory diseases)
  • Dermal application in dilution in a carrier on the thorax for bronchial affections

Possible Synergies:

  • To clean the ambient air, we can combine essential oil of balsam fir with essential oil of niaouli.
  • To relieve joint stiffness, it can be combined with gault√©rie and katafray, in a calophylle carrier oil.

Energetic Values and Synergies

Associated with the heart chakra, the essential of balsam fir promotes openness, restores optimism and joy, promotes letting go, makes people fall in love with life.


Flammable. Oral use on medical advice. Keep out of the reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. Not recommended for children under 3 and pregnant or breastfeeding women. Do not apply to the skin before sun exposure. Food use possible. Do not use pure on the skin.


The information given on essential oils through this website is provided for informational purposes. They can in no way replace the advice given by a doctor. For any therapeutic use or if you want more information about essential oils, please consult a doctor.

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