21 Benefits of White Fir Essential Oil

Nature's answer to frozen shoulder, bursitis, overexercising, sprains, coughs, grounding, and more, via SustainableBabySteps.com

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White Fir essential oil is another rarely used, barely known oil that packs a real punch.

According to Modern Essentials, the properties within a quality brand of White Fir include:

  • Analgesic (pain relieving)
  • Anti-arthritic
  • Anticatarrhal
  • Antiseptic (pulmonary)
  • Expectorant
  • Stimulant

I can't say I would even have used it if it weren't for my husband. This oil is a favorite of his. As a juggler, he's constantly practicing new tricks and often finds that some of the behind-the-back throws really mess with his shoulder. He started using white fir because it's recommended for frozen shoulder and saw a dramatic increase in his mobility, but also in the stiffness and soreness of the muscle and joint after juggling.

The oil has a distinct White Fir aroma to it, a little like a Christmas tree, but with what I can only describe as edgier. For some it might even remind you of commercial cleaners (and in fact, furniture polish is a popular use for White Wir). It's very earthy and masculine in nature.

As with any "tree oils", White Fir is a grounding oil. Think of a tree, whose roots reach deep into the Earth while it's branches reach high into the sky and you'll get a picture of the emotional affects of this oil. Grounding, yet empowering and uplifting. It leaves you feeling emotional stable and strong enough to weather the storms.

In addition to its grounding effect, it is also said to have a spiritual impact on generational baggage, healing and clearing old patterns and wounds that unconsciously get passed from generation to generation. It helps to bring light to these subtle habits and traditions, especially mental and emotional patterns that keep us stuck, codependent, or limited in our own lives. This is often described as a giant block that you can't put your finger on or figure out, but keep running into again and again.

IMPORTANT NOTE ON QUALITY

The information provided here on the properties and uses of this oil do NOT apply to all essential oil brands.

Because of lenient industry standards and a lack of regulation on terms such as "natural" or "pure", much of what you find at the drug store is not a therapeutic grade of essential oil and may actually make you sick. In fact, only about 50% of it needs to be actual essential oils to be called "pure"!

A LOT goes into creating a therapeutic grade essential oil. The best essential oil brands follow these guidelines:

  • Proper plant varieties
  • Grown in their indigenous region around the world
  • Grown without chemical pesticides, herbicides, etc
  • Harvested with precise timing to ensure peak properties
  • Extracted with proper temp and pressure to preserve oil molecules
  • Third-party testing of each and every batch
  • Stand behind the internal use of their oils

Learn how to find safe, effective essential oils here.

How to Use White Fir Essential Oil

Traditionally, white fir essential oil uses these application guidelines. Use these suggestions unless otherwise noted or click the banner for more inspiration:

How to use essential oils!


aromatic applicationAromatically - Can be diffused or inhaled directly.
topical applicationTopically - Can be applied directly to the skin or within a carrier oil, such as coconut oil, for young or sensitive skin. Start with 1 drop to 1-3 tsp of carrier and increase the EO as needed.
internal applicationInternally - NOT RECOMMENDED FOR MOST BRANDS. High quality brands may be "generally recognized as safe" by the FDA (21CFR182.20) to be used in cooking, adding a drop to purified water or taken as a dietary supplement, diluting 1 drop in 1 tsp. honey or 4 oz of non-acidic, non-dairy beverage (not for children under 6 years old and in greater dilution for older children).
topical applicationNEAT - Can usually apply the oil without dilution, directly to the skin. However, it's always a good idea to test your own skin first, as sensitive skin types may react.

Click this link or the banner above for more application guidance.

Precautions: Can irritate sensitive skin; consider diluting first.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER

None of these health benefits, nor the ideas below, have been evaluated or approved by the FDA, should be used in place of personal judgment or medical treatment when needed, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. (Only your doctor can diagnose and treat disease. Only your body can prevent or cure it.) Read our full disclaimer.

Suggested and Possible Uses for White Fir

The following are uses described in a book I highly recommend, Modern Essentials: A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Uses of Essential Oils, as well as from personal experience and other resources. Use them to inspire your own ideas, experiment, and see what works for you.

Aches
Mix 1 drop of White Fir essential oil with a carrier oil and massaged into the area of concern for several minutes.

Airborne Germs/Bacteria
Diffuse the oil or mix into a spray bottle and regularly spray through the room.

Bronchitis
Massage a single drop into the chest and apply a hot compress, or inhale from the bottle.

Bursitis
Massage 1 drop into the area of concern 2-3 times a day or as preferred.

Cartilage Inflammation
Massage 1 drop into the area of concern at least once a day.

Colds
Great for aches and pains of the common cold, as well as detoxifying the body and the air. Diffuse regularly and massage into the areas of concern.

Coughs
Inhale directly from the bottle or massage one drop into the chest and neck area.

Empowerment
Rub a single drop between the palms of the hand, cup over the mouth and nose and inhale slowly for up to 1 minute.

Energizing
Rub a single drop between the palms of the hand, cup over the mouth and nose and inhale slowly for up to 1 minute. Also use topically as desired.

Fever
Massage one drop of White Fir essential oil into the reflex points of the feet or apply to the back of the neck.

Flu
Great for aches and pains of the flu, as well as detoxifying the body and the air. Diffuse regularly and massage into the areas of concern.

Frozen Shoulder
Massage 1-2 drops into the area of concern as needed.

Furniture Polish
Add several drops to each tablespoon of olive oil (or furniture wax); use the mixture sparingly. Also consider adding fresh lemon or lemon essential oil.

Generational Healing
Use one drop a day on the feet or over any area that seems to be carrying old patterns. Use aromatically during meditation or journaling on these topics as well.

Grounding
Massage 1-2 drops into the feet during times of stress or chaos. Or inhale directly from the bottle.

Muscle Fatigue
Gently massage 1-2 drops of White Fir essential oil into each area of concern, moving toward the heart to assist the lymphatic system in expelling lactic acid buildup.

Muscle Pain
Gently massage 1-2 drops into each area of concern, moving toward the heart to assist the lymphatic system in expelling lactic acid buildup.

Respiratory Congestion
Apply with a hot compress, or use aromatically, either diffusing or inhaling from the bottle.

Rheumatic Pain
Gently massage 1-2 drops of White Fir essential oil into the area of concern for several minutes, then apply a hot compress.

Overexercised Muscles
Gently massage 1-2 drops into each area of concern, moving toward the heart to assist the lymphatic system in expelling lactic acid buildup. Apply with ice or heat as need.

Sprains
Massage 1-2 drops into the area of concern and apply a cold compress or ice.

Urinary Tract Infections
Apply 1 drop over the lower abdomen and mid to low back (kidneys), apply at hot compress as desired. You may also consider adding to a capsule and taking internally with as much water as you can drink (to help flush through the urinary system).

In addition to White Fir essential oil, also consider trying Arborvitae, a muscle/joint blend, Cypress, Wintergreen, Balance or check out other essential oils here.


IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER

None of these health benefits, nor the ideas below, have been evaluated or approved by the FDA, should be used in place of personal judgment or medical treatment when needed, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. (Only your doctor can diagnose and treat disease. Only your body can prevent or cure it.) Read our full disclaimer.

Where to Buy White Fir Essential Oil

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Because quality is everything when it comes to essential oils, never buy your oils from the grocery store. Although they may be suitable for aroma, they aren't the quality you need for health purposes.

For the best results (and to avoid wasting your money), you need high-quality essential oils.

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