DOUGLAS FIR Essential Oil
Size: 5 ml. Violetglass bottle
Botanical Name: Pseudotsuga menziesii
Source: Mountains of Southern Utah
Method: Steam distilled from a small stand of 100+ year old trees, set aside by the Forest Service to be removed for purposes of fire control.
Notes: Douglas Fir has a sweet woodsy scent and is a wonderful oil to use for aromatherapy to bring in the smells of Christmas trees during the holidays. Limited supply
• Analgesic • Antibacterial • Anti-inflammatory • Antiseptic • Antispasmodic • Anti-tussive • Astringent • Bronchodilator • Deodorant • Expectorant • Relaxant (muscles) • Rubefacient • Sudorific • Tonic: urinary, lymphatic, endocrine systems
Internal–oral homeopathic dosage only, inhalation
External--topical application, massage, local or spinal compress, bath, energy centers and meridian points
Top Note: Sweet, fresh, rich, green, resinous
Heart Note: Green, woody, balsamic, resinous
Base Note: Woody, balsamic, resinous
Classification: Heart note
In natural perfumery, Douglas fir essential oil is used in making holiday perfumes, forest notes, sacred perfumes and incenses. Combines well with cardamom, eucalyptuses, lime, clary sage, tangerine, and vetiver.
Observations and Anecdotal Information
Douglas Fir essential oil carries the wisdom and energies of the old growth forests. These great centurians have been used for centuries by Native American herbalists.
Energetically, it has an affinity for the feet and legs, and is helpful for healing nerves and opening circulation in the feet and legs. It relieves stagnant energy flow and helps the spirit and etheric body connect in with the deep planetary energy flows that create grounding and connection to our Earth experience.
This great tree has been used to make a poultice to treat wounds, cuts, burns, hemorrhoids, and skin ailments. It was applied to dislocated or broken bones. And it was used to stop bleeding of bowels, stomach, and excessive menstrual bleeding. Taken internally as a “tea” or homeopathic remedy, this oil is a remedy for urinary infections.
Applied locally, it has been effective with paralysis and relieving the pain of arthritis. It is a superior additive to massage oil blends for tired and aching muscles, backache, and sports injuries. It can help unwind pattern from the muscle fibers and myofascia.
• Generally recognized as safe at normal dosage.
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