Fir, Grand Essential Oil
Living Libations Grand Fir Essential Oil is steam distilled and wild-crafted from the tallest trees in France. The needles of this towering, majestic fir tree contain beautiful plant powers that were celebrated by the Greeks and Romans alike. Inhale the fragrant nostalgia of this festive forest friend and breathe easy with this truly grand essential oil.
Botanical Name: Abies grandis
Botanical Name: Pinaceae
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Part of Plant Distilled: Needles
Country of Origin: France
Cultivation Method: Wild
Composition: 100% Abies grandis
Consistency: Thin viscosity
Scent Description: Christmassy, coniferous pine with vespers of citrus.
Blends well with: Sage, Pine, Lavender, Marjoram, Clove, Bergamot, Frankincense, Patchouli, Vetiver, Grapefruit, Hyssop, Ravensara, Cinnamon, and Eucalyptus.
Uses: Grand Fir Essential Oil is an essential component of beauty serums, home cleaning care, and massage oils. Air freshener. Sickroom aerator. Additive for perfumes and lotions. Deodorant. Grand in baths. Majestic to the chest in salt pipes. Beautiful in balms.
This nostalgic fir needle essence truly lives up to its name; the potent, fresh-scented oil is grand in scope and scent, and conjures images of a Christmas morning up at the cabin under a blanket of freshly fallen snow.
Grand fir has been used for centuries by Native Americans who steeped the fresh needles in hot water to make teas and baths. Early shamans used the needles of the Grand Fir to purify the skin of individuals before religious ceremonies, and the branches of this magnificent tree were used for ceremonial costumes and celebrations. Many tribes even burned the needles and inhaled the smoke to clear their bodies and minds.
From the needles and fruit of these stoic beauties comes the nostalgic, natural fragrance of winter pine and holiday cheer. It lifts the spirits to a holiday high, any time of the year.
"The fragrance of black spruce confers a sense of endurance and stamina, especially if combined with grand fir." Jennifer Peace Rhind, Essential Oils: A Handbook for Aromatherapy Practice