Botanical Name: Abies balsamea
Fresh, green, soft balsamic.
Fir Needle Siberian is a popular oil used in men's fragrances, bath preparations, air fresheners, herbal oils, soaps, and shaving creams.
From the earliest times the Fir Needle was thought by people to be a healing agent. The natives of North America used the crushed needles in poultices to heal wounds and infections, the Scandinavians used it in the sauna, and it was used as an aromatic in bedding. The needles were also boiled and drunk by aboriginal peoples, partly because it was believed to assist with respiratory issues. It has been noted that because of the high Vitamin C content of Fir Needles and Sumac, which they drank as herbal teas, they did not suffer from scurvy as did the new colonials.