Balsam fir,

Balsam fir, organic Canada

100% pure and natural essential oil

Botanical name: Abies balsamea

Plant Part: needles

Extraction method: steam distilled

Origin: Canada


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Recommended in diffusion

Crop type: 
Certified organic culture
Very pale yellow to yellow liquid
Woody and pleasant sweet christmas tree odor.
Oil Properties: 
Immune system stimulant
Wound cicatrizer
Oil Recommendations: 
Application locale
Abies balsamea (balsam Canada) needle oil
Product code: EAB224225

Cautions and warnings:
Do not use pure essential oils. Essential oils are diluted in a vegetable oil when applied to the skin. Carry out a skin tolerance test in the crook of your elbow and wait 48 hours before using the oil on the skin. Do not use the essential oil if you notice a reaction such as redness, itching or stinging.
Keep out of reach of children.
If accidental ingestion occurs, seek urgent medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center.
Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. Essential oils should not be applied to the eyes, the eye contour area, neither into the ears. In case of contact, apply a plenty of vegetable oil and take promptly medical advice.
If symptoms persist or worsen when using essential oil, consult a health care practitioner.
If you have epilepsy or asthma, consult a health care practitioner prior to use.
Avoid exposure of applied area(s) to the sun.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, do not use essential oils.
Known adverse reactions:
If you experience nausea, dizziness, headache or an allergic reaction, discontinue use.
Store in airtight, light-resistant container at room temperature.
The information contained on our site is presented purely for information purposes and cannot, in any case, bind the responsibility of the company. In no way does this information constitute a recommendation for preventive or curative treatment, prescription or diagnosis, nor should it be considered as such.

Words by Mikaël

A green tree, graceful up to 20 m (65f) high, with many branches giving the tree a global form of a perfect cone. It forms oleoresin platelets (the "balm" on the trunk and the branches produced from special bladders under the bark The tree does not produce a "true" balm since it does not contain benzoic or cannamic acid in its esters; it is a real oleoresin, which is a mixture of essential resin and oil.

Balsam fir oil is an excellent atmospheric antiseptic, particularly useful in family reunification. When nebulized, it cleanses and perfumes the atmosphere, which facilitates protection against infections. It's antitussive, anti-toxic and mental stimulating.

Oleoiresins have been widely used by native Americans for ritual purposes and as external treatment for butt, wounds, cuts to relieve chest and chest pain.

 A massage of the chest, back and shoulders with a 20% mixture of this diluted oil in good organic vegetable oil is recommended for chills, sinusitis and bronchitis and help to relieve muscle pain. When massage, this oil makes secretions more fluid, which helps to reduce mucus.

Recommended for cold blows, sinusitis and bronchitis, asthma, catarrhe, chronic cough, throat pain, and helps to relieve muscle pain, burns, cuts, injuries.

 It is also useful in case of cystitis, or geniurine problems.

 It has a nervous system action in case of depression, nervous tension, stress-related conditions.

Oil extracted from oleoresin is used as an antiseptic and haemorrhoid treatment.

 Used in dentistry as an ingredient in channel treatment seals. Also used as a fragrance fixing component in soaps, detergents, cosmetics and perfumes. There is a low use in food, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks. Oleodoresin is finally used as a microscopy and optical support.

It is generally non-toxic, non-irritating, non-sensitising, but at high dose, it is purgatory and may cause nausea.

It is no wonder that the King of the Forests is in the spotlight over the holidays. Indeed, the aromatic essence it gives off is an excellent atmospheric antiseptic very useful during these family meetings. In microdiffusion, it purifies and aromatizes the air, thus protecting against infections. 

In massage, it fluidifies the secretions of the respiratory tract, thus promoting their evacuation. 

It is indicated in cases of cooling, sinusitis or bronchitis, as well as to fight muscle pain. Simply massage the thorax, back, shoulders, arms or legs with a good vegetable oil in which you will have diluted about 20% of this essential oil.

Words by Anny Schneider

In the Nordic countries, balsam fir is the symbol of renewal and hope in the heart of winter, where it stands in all the living rooms around the winter solstice to celebrate the triumph of light over darkness.

Our certified organic balsam fir essential oil is unique and typical of Quebec and southeastern Canada.

Our queen oil, yet very affordable, has antiseptic, expectorant, mucolytic and immune tonic effects.

At the subtle level, it helps raise our spirit to the top of the pyramid of our being and raise the consciousness of oneself and the world.

Origin of this essential oil

This organic essential oil of Balsam fir from Canada is distilled from the needles of the tree.


Tonic, purifying, stimulating.

Suggestions for use




Keep away from children, air, heat and light.

More information

Fir species native to North America (Quebec) with an overall pyramidal shape that prefers constantly moist soil, with a lifespan of up to 150 years.

It reaches 15 to 20 meters in height, 5 to 10 centimeter cones erect vertically on the branches, flat, fragrant needles, with two white stripes below.

Branches in the shade carry their needles in two horizontal rows, while those exposed to the sun have them all around the stem.

The bark bears vesicles containing resin, from which we get fir gum or Canada balsam.


Canada balsam, also called Canadian turpentine or fir gum, is a viscous, sticky and colorless resin (sometimes yellowish) after evaporation of essential oils.

Native Americans use fir gum as a remedy for influenza, scurvy, wounds, and to seal their bark canoes.

Thanks to its high quality of transparency and its refractive index (1.55) close to glass, this balm is mainly used in optics to attach glass objects (precision optical lenses) and to make microscope slides.

In Quebec, the artisanal harvesting of fir gum is still the subject of a seasonal trade.


Main components of essential oil

  • Monoterpenes: beta-pinene 30 to 40%, delta-3-carene 15 to 20%, alpha-pinene 10 to 15%, limonene 10%, camphene, myrcene
  • Terpene esters: bornyl acetate 5%
  • Sesquiterpenes: beta-phellandrene 5%


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The information on this website is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or medical condition. This information has been gathered from a variety of sources and has not been review by Health Canada or a medical professional. Please refer to a qualified health practitioner or medical doctor for any health concerns. ZAYAT AROMA cannot be held responsible for any damages resulting directly or indirectly from the use of this information or our products. See full disclaimer.
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