PORTRAIT

You will only find corkbark firs growing in western states like Arizona and New Mexico at high elevations, which may be what gives the essential oil such a strong bracing aroma. It can provide strength for your body as well, used as a tonic, and your immune system. Let it lift up your spirit when you breathe in its balsamic aroma as a perfume oil. Bring the power of the mountain fir to work fortifying you with strength and clarity.

Essential Facts

Plant Parts: Twigs and Needles
Botanical Family: Pinaceae
Chemical Family: Esters, Monoterpenes
Country of Origin: USA, Arizona
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Cultivation Method: Wild Crafted
Aroma: Balsamic, Coniferous, Cool, Fresh, Strong, Woody

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PROPERTIES

Emotional and Energetic Properties:

  • Clarity
  • Gounding
  • Uplifting

Therapeutic Properties:

  • Anti-inflammatory – Alleviates inflammation.
  • Antirheumatic – An agent that helps to relieve rheumatism.
  • Antiseptic – Assists in fighting germs/infections.
  • Decongestant – Reduces nasal mucus production and swelling.
  • Deodorant – An agent that destroys or inhibits odours.
  • Rubefacient – Oil increases local blood circulation and can cause minor skin irritation, vasodilatationand local analgesic effect.
  • Stimulant – An agent that stimulates the physiological functions of the body.

HOW TO USE

Chest Cold: Relief for chest cold. See recipe in recipes tab.

Diffuser: Lift up your spirits when you breathe in fir corkbark. Bring the power of the mountain fir to work fortifying you with strength and clarity. I suggest adding orange essential oil with the corkbark. Both of these oils diffused together are delightful!

Inhaler: Add 10 drops fir corkbark and 3 drops bergamot to a blank inhaler, to help relieve anxiety.

Always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil.

RECIPES

Chest Cold

6 drops corkbark

3 drops juniper berry

2 drops vetiver

1 oz. carrier oil or unscented lotion

Directions: Blend ingredients together in a 1 oz. container. Massage into chest, neck and upper back area.

SAFETY

If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician or clinical certified aromatherapist. For external use only. Keep away from mucous membranes & eyes. Test a small amount on skin for allergic reaction. Keep out of reach of children. Be cautious when using on infants and small children under the age of five years old.

Always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil.

 

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