Grand Fir ~ (Abies grandis) Pure Essential Oil
Canadian Grand Fir is found from sea level to mid elevations along the southern coast and around the Kootenay and Columbia rivers in the southern Interior of British Columbia.
The Okanagan people built canoes from grand fir bark and rubbed its pitch on paddles to give them a good finish. They also applied pitch to the back of bows to provide a secure grip. Kwakwaka’wakw shamans wove branches into headdresses and costumes; they also used branches for scrubbing before rites and rituals. The Hesquiat made branches into incense and decorative clothing for wolf dancers. They also rubbed the pitch mixed with oil on their scalps as a perfume and to prevent baldness. The name Abies is derived from the Latin abeo meaning “to rise” and refers to the great height attained by some species. Fir is derived from the Old English furh or fyrh or the Danish fyrr, meaning “fire”, from its use as firewood.
As a nervine, this essential oil is extremely calmative and helps in relieve joint and muscle pain associated with sprain, strain and rheumatoid arthritis.
Grand fir has a woodsy, refreshing aroma reminiscent of a freshly cut Christmas tree.
Many of the true firs are incorrectly called balsam. The true balsam fir (Abies balsamea) is found east of the Rocky Mountains.
This is the grand fir essential oil we use in our creations. Sustainably Canadian forest wildcrafted, small batch steam distilled.
5ml amber glass apothecary dropper bottle
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