Distinguished Douglas Fir Essential Oil will calm and uplift the spirits while blessing deep breathing and slowing down spinning minds. Douglas Fir harnesses the majestic power of the French countryside, where the stoic mountains watch over sweeping forest fields. This exquisite distillation of Douglas Fir Essential Oil is a breath of fresh air that revives one’s being.
Botanical Name: Pseudotsuga douglasii
Botanical Family: Pinaceae
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Part of Plant Distilled: Needles
Country of Origin: France
Cultivation Method: Wild
Composition: 100% Pseudotsuga douglasii
Consistency: Thin viscosity
Scent Description: Fruity-apple evergreen with a burst of fresh mountain air.
In Living Libations: Trees Please, Poetic Pits
Blends well with: Frankincense, Grapefruit, Vetiver, Sage, Cedar, Bergamot, Silver Fir, Cedar, Rose, Myrrh, Myrtle, Lemon, Vanilla, and Orange.
Uses: Majestic in massage oils. Key components for colognes, deodorants, and ceremonial spritzes. Delightful in diffusers and it harmonizes hearth and home. Revitalizing in salt pipe. Restorative in baths.
This distinguished essence unlocks the majesty, charm, and revitalizing power of forest fresh festivals in the French countryside. Each needle is brimming with benevolent properties that are a delight to inhale and regale on the body.
Douglas Fir's Latin name, Pseudotsuga, indicates that it is a false-hemlock. The essential oil is distilled from the needles and it's gets is fruity notes and gentle edge from generous amounts of geraniol and cheery citral.
Douglas Fir Essential Oil's fresh evergreen and piney aroma facilitates deep breathing and a calm, meditative mindset. Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest used the wood, needles, and fruit of the fir tree as a calming tea and to invigorate the senses and slow the mind during lingering steam baths. With your first inhalation of Douglas Fir, you'll begin to tap into the limitless power of the dignified Douglas.
"Douglas Fir flourishes if every few years a good, cleansing fire comes along and clears away the deadwood and low brush at its base so that its seedlings can prosper."
~ David Suzuki and Wayne Grady, Tree: A Life Story
"This vigorous fir is ever beautiful, welcoming the mountain winds and the snow as well as the mellow summer light, and maintaining its youthful freshness undiminished from century to century through a thousand storms."
~ John Muir
"Three hundred million years ago, essential oils as we know them today were the ubiquitous secondary substances in the coniferous needle trees. At this stage of development, it proved successful for these plants to produce essential oils made predominantly of monoterpenes. Because of needle trees, we know that limonene, pinene, borneol, carvacrol, and thymol, among others, have figured prominently in the chemistry of life on this planet."
~ Kurt Schnaubelt, Advanced Aromatherapy