Idaho Balsam Fir

Plant Origin: Highland Flats in Naples, Idaho

Extraction Method: Steam distilled from leaves (needles) and branches

Historical Data: The fir tree -- a tree commonly used as a Christmas tree today -- has been prized through the ages for its effects and ability to support breathing, as well as its soothing effects on musclular and skeletal discomfort.

Fragrant Influence: Grounding, stimulating to the mind, and relaxing to the body. 

Application: Dilute 1 part essential oil with 1 part V-6 or carrier oil; apply 2-4 drops on location or use neat in Raindrop Technique; apply on chakras and/or Vita Flex points, inhale directly; diffuse

Bible References:

2 Samuel 6:5 -- "And David and all the house of Israel played before the Lord on all manner of [instruments made of] fir wood, even on harps, and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals."

1 Kings 5: 8 -- "And Hiram sent to Solomon, saying, I have considered the things which though sentest to me for: [and] I will do all thy desire concerning timber of cedar, and concerning timber of fir.:

1 Kings 5:10 -- "So Hiram gave Solomon cedar trees and fir trees [according to] all his desire."

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