The Essence of Inshanti’s Balsam Fir comes from the organic forests of Canada. There is some evidence now that the “liquid gold” referred to in the Bible was none other than Balsam, an oil for kings and royalty. It was one of the three oils found in King Tutankhamun’s grave in 1922, and it is now thought that balsam was the “Balm of Gilead.” Balsam has been used for thousands of years as a medicinal oil for respiratory, muscular and rheumatic pain. Balsam Fir is mentioned 18 times in the Bible.

Balsam Fir is an awesome anti-inflammatory and analgesic; it can help relieve rheumatic pain and swelling. It relaxes the nervous system and calms muscle spasms.

Balsam Fir is a strong anti-microbial agent against colds and flu. This essential oil is an excellent decongestant, mucolytic, and calms spastic coughing.

Balsam Fir can also lower cortisol levels. Studies have shown that Balsam will inhibit MCF7-(aggressive breast cancer cells). When blended together,

Balsam Fir and Frankincense work together greatly to inhibit cancers in seven different cancer lines. However, further research is needed to understand the nature of these therapeutic effects of Balsam Fir oil.

Essential Facts

Plant Parts: Needles and Twigs
Botanical Family: Pinaceae
Chemical Family: Esters, Monoterpenes
Country of Origin: Canada
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
Cultivation Method: Certified Organic
Aroma: Balsamic, Fresh and Piney, Woody, Resinous
Note Classification: Top/Middle



Emotional and Energetic Properties

  • Stimulating, and can be used to bring alertness to the mind.
  • Brings a sense of security and calmness to the mind.
  • Bright and Uplifting

Theraputic Properties

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antirheumatic – Prevents and/or relieves rheumatic pain and swelling due to the oil’s rubifacient effect.
  • Anti-spasmodic – relieves spasms and cramps
  • Anti-septic
  • Decongestant
  • Rubifacient – increases local blood circulation by causing minor skin irritation, vasodilation and local analgesic effect. Warming Stimulating


  • Balsam Fir is highly prized. Use it in a diffuser to bring that “forest green” scent to any space. Its overall properties are stimulating and can bring alertness to the mind. This oil has been included in some cough and cold remedies, and may act as an expectorant – the essential oils have been researched for their ability to kill airborne germs and bacteria. How about that for diffusing!
  • Make a massage oil. Blend 5-6 drops of Balsam Fir essential oils with 1 oz. of carrier oil such as, olive oil or any vegetable oil. Massage into the adrenals (helps relieve adrenal fatigue) or the body in general – it may help general fatigue.
  • Massage into sore muscles. Fir oil is indicated as an analgesic.
  • Massage into chest area to help relieve cold, flu, and spasmodic cough.


May cause skin irritation. Use in low dilution (5-6 drop of essential oil per 1 ounce of carrier oil, such as olive oil or any vegetable oil).

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