As the Holiday season creeps ever closer, we here at Davina would like to take a moment to talk about an essential oil that truly encapsulates the feeling of Christmas: Balsam Fir. While Balsam Fir essential oil smells like the holidays feel, there’s a lot more to this oil than just a cheerful scent. Let’s take a look at how to use Balsam Fir Oil.
Balsam Fir essential oil has natural stimulating properties. These properties, when applied to injured skin, can bring more blood to the surface of the skin, and promote quick, natural healing. As a bonus, the extra blood flow can help ease the pain caused by sore or bruised muscles. Before applying this oil topically, be sure to dilute it to at least a 1:1 ratio.
Balsam Fir oil contains active compounds that can help the body detoxify itself. Its natural cleansing and anti-bacterial properties can help the body in its endeavors to rid itself of harmful toxins. Simply dilute the oil then rub it on the bottoms of feet, chest or palms. Alternatively, inhale vapors from the bottle or diffuse in the home or office.
Fight Body Odor
This oil doesn’t just mask bad body odor with its natural, cheery-scent, it’s all about how Balsam Fir oil is used. When diluted and applied to the body it helps destroy and prevent the bacteria primarily responsible for body odor. Simply apply a drop or two to the armpits and any other area of concern and let the oil do its work. The oil is also safe to use with deodorant too!
A study published in Phytotherapy Research tested the ability of Fir oil to combat staph infections. The study showed that the oil contained three separate constituents that actively combated the infection. This study shows the anti-infection powers of Balsam Fir oil! When mixed into a balm or lotion, applying this oil daily can help prevent and fight infections.
Cold? Flu? Cough? There’s no need to fear– Balsam Fir oil is here to help. One of this essential oil’s many uses is to help relieve respiratory pains and problems. This oil helps reduce mucus build-ups in the throat and has anti-inflammatory properties. Many areas of the country are experiencing wildfires at this time, and the smoke can make breathing tough– Balsam Fir oil, among other oils, can help reduce the pain that smoke causes on the throat and lungs. For more information on how to prevent and treat smoke damage, check out our extensive article here.
Balsam Fir Essential Oil is a very versatile and powerful oil. From simple uses like producing good smells to medical uses like fighting infection, Balsam Fir is an oil that every home can benefit from. For more information on how to use Balsam Fir, or to pick up a bottle to use at home, check out Davina’s store page.