Fir Needle


WHAT IS IT?

The mention of fir needle most likely conjures up scenes of a winter wonderland, but this tree and its essential oil are year-round sources of enjoyment as well as good health. Fir needle essential oil is extracted through a process of steam distillation from fir needles, which are the soft, flat, needle-like “leaves” of a fir tree. The needles house the majority of the active chemicals and important compounds.

The essential oil has a fresh, woody and earthy scent just like the tree itself. Most commonly, fir needle essential oil is used to fight sore throat and respiratory infections, fatigue, muscle aches, and arthritis. Fir needle essential oil is also utilized in the manufacture of cosmetic products, perfumes, bath oils, air fresheners and incense.

BENEFITS

Relieves arthritis pain

Treats bronchitis

Fights cold symptoms

Treats coughs

Combats flu symptoms

Heals muscle aches

Relieves rheumatic symptoms

Remedies sinusitis

Reduces fatigue

Prevents infections

Lowers pain

Has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties

Improves bone health

Boosts respiratory function

Increases metabolism

Detoxifies the body

Reduces body odor

Natural antiseptic