grand fir needle oil
binomial name: abies grandis
harvested from the fragrant pines of the pacific northwest, this coniferous oil was first identified by scotch botanical explorer david douglas in 1831. the bark and needles have historical medicinal properties, used by some plateau indian tribes for treating colds and fever. its clean, invigorating fragrance belies its therapeutic powers.
benefit: the steam distillation of the needles is used to stimulate and warm the skin, as an antiseptic and to awaken and energize the system. it assists in boosting the lymphatic system and improving mental clarity. used to combat anxiety, it exerts a calming influence, promoting restful sleep, while at the same time providing an uplifting feeling. its boost to the immune system makes it an effective preventive practice during cold and flu season.
The following products contain grand fir needle oil: