Living Libations’ Douglas-fir essential oil unlocks the majesty, charm, and revitalizing power of Christmastime in the French countryside. The needles of this fresh evergreen tree are steam-distilled and wild-crafted to harness the medicinal potency of this ancient fir. Each needle is packed with healing properties, and remains on the branch of the tree long after it has been cut from its life source. This kind of longevity and strength is infused into our Douglas-fir essential oil.
Douglas-fir Essential Oil is a fantastic antidepressant. Fresh evergreen and pine clear the sinuses and airways, facilitating deep breathing and a calm, meditative state. Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest used the wood, needles and fruit of the fir tree to heal everything from skin abrasions to constipation, but its main use was to invigorate the senses and calm the mind during relaxing steam baths. With your first inhalation of Douglas-fir oil, you’ll begin to tap into the limitless power of the dignified Douglas.
Botanical Name: Pseudotsuga menziesi
Extraction Method: Steam
Part of Plant Distilled: Needles
Country of Origin: France
Cultivation Method: Wild
“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 spruce 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
“The American Indians used every part of the tree for a different remedy. The inner bark was prepared into a tea to alleviate chest pains, the twigs were used as a laxative, the powdered roots were placed in the mouth to soothe sores, and the needles were used in sweat baths.”
-Carol Schiller, David Schiller
The Aromatherapy Encyclopedia: A Concise Guide to Over 385 Plant Oils
Christmas tree evergreen with a burst of fresh mountain air.
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Blends Well With
Frankincense, Grapefruit, Vetiver, Bergamot, Silver Fir, Cedar and Orange.
Sedative, antiseptic, astringent, tonic, purgative, diuretic, respiratory stimulant, antitussive, analgesic, expectorant.
Traditional, mental, physical, emotional benefits
Reduces cellulite, clears the sinuses, promotes mental clarity, calms and soothes frazzled nerves, facilitates an ease of communication between people, reduces aches and pains
1. Schiller, C. and Schiller, D. (2008). The Aromatherapy Encyclopedia: A Concise Guide to Over 385 Plant Oils. Basic Health Publications, Inc.
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