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All orders received during this time will be filled immediately upon return. Thank you!
Essential Oils: Firs
Firs naturally share many therapeutic properties. For example, they are all helpful
in treating respiratory complaints. Their chemistries are unique however, which not
only shapes their aromatic characters, but highlights various healing qualities.
Arizona Corkbark Fir (Abies lasiocarpa var. arizonica)
This fir has been documented in only two high altitude (9,000+ elevation), isolated areas of northern Arizona. The aroma is balsamic and fresh, with an incomparable sweetness. Itʼs therapeutic properties are anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, cns sedative, analgesic, mucolytic, antiinfectious and tonifying. Excellent diffused in a room as a sleep aid, and for a spastic cough.
Douglas Fir (Pseudosuga Menzesii)
Gathered mainly on the Mogollon Rim, Coconino National Forest (7,500+ elevation). This ʻChristmas treeʼ smelling fir has distinct tangerine and vanilla overtones. It is a strong mucolytic, with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-infectious, analgesic, antispasmodic and tonifying qualities. Helpful for respiratory congestion, either by steam inhalation or added to a chest rub.
Sub Alpine Fir (Abies lasiocarpa var. lasiocarpa)
Gathered at 9,000 ft. from the Kaibab National Forest. The aroma of the whole forest is contained in this oil. It is coniferous, earthy, mossy, and very sweet. Supportive for the respiratory and endocrine systems, analgesic and calming.
White Fir (Abies concolor)
Gathered mainly on the Mogollon Rim, Coconino National Forest (7,500+ elevation). This fir has a very fresh, clean, clear scent, that is quite distinctive from the other firs. Wonderfully analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, antifungal, mucolytic and tonifying. Can be diluted and applied topically for bone and ligament pain.
SPECIAL EDITION - WINTER SPIRAL WALK 2018
White Fir (Abies concolor) SPECIAL PRICE! LIMITED QUANTITY.
Every year around the time of the Winter Solstice, we wild craft boughs for an event at Desert Star Community School (a K - 8 Waldorf Inspired Charter School) called the Winter Spiral Walk. It is a beautiful ceremony that takes place in the evening, where the children quietly walk into a spiral of boughs placed on the floor, light a candle at the center, and then place it in the spiral on their way out. By the end of the process, the room is filled with the soft glow of candle light. The event symbolizes turning inward during the darkest time of the year, and cultivating our own inner light. We distill the needles from the boughs the next day, and the oil always has an extra sweet and wonderful radiance. We keep track of our yields of essential oil, and have found that the yield from the spiral walk needles tends to be slightly higher! White Fir (Abies concolor) oil is amazingly pain relieving and anti inflammatory. It is exceptional for massaging out sore muscles and relieving ligament, joint and even bone pain. We are happy to be able to share this blessed oil.