- Additional Name(s): Silver Fir
- Color: Clear with a Tinge of Yellow
- Oil Consistency: Thin with an Oily Texture
- Perfumery Note: Middle
- Initial Aroma Strength: Medium
- Scent: Fresh, woody, earthy, sweet.
Action: analgesic, antiseptic, astringent, balsamic, decongestant, deodorant, diuretic, expectorant, immuno-stimulant, rubefacient, stimulant, tonic, vasoconstrictor, vulnerary
Benefits, Indications: Arthritis, bronchitis, colds, coughs, flu, muscle aches, rheumatism, sinusitis. Its rubefacient and diuretic properties are ideal in combination with massage for such conditions as muscular aches and pains, arthritis, rheumatism, fluid retention and cellulite. Silver fir has a mild analgesic action that really seems to help ease stiff joints and muscles, whilst acting as a tonic to the whole system.
This tonic action also helps boost the emotions, bringing upliftment to downheartedness, negativity, sadness, stress and nervous exhaustion. When vaporizing the oil, the fragrance is reminiscent of a walk in a coniferous forest – uplifting, refreshing and highly rewarding.
Chemical Constituents: Santene, tricylene, a-pinene, myrcene, careen, limonene, phellandrene, terpinolene, borneol, terpinen-r-ol acetate, piperitone
Precautions: Possible skin irritation depending on true plant species. Non-toxic, non-irritant (except in high concentration and to those with highly sensitive skin) and non-sensitizing. Avoid during pregnancy. Do not take silver fir essential oil internally.
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