Latin Name: Abies concolor
Traditional Uses: grounding, calming, uplifting. Feels supportive to respiratory health, has been traditional treatment for rheumatism, pulmonary troubles, sores, boils, cuts, venereal diseases. The bark is full of resinous “boils” that make gathering this resin extra fun!
Chemistry: high in Monoterpine family. Grapefruit note
This tree is native to the Southwestern United States, particularly the Rocky Mountain region, and is sometimes called Concolor Fir, Silver Fir, Rocky Mountain White Fir, Colorado Fir, Lows Fir, Pacific White Fir.
Aromatherapy associations suggest dilution in a carrier oil of your choice, such as House of Aromatics organic cold-pressed Jojoba oil. Add 8-12 drops essential oil to 1 one ounce carrier oil. Do not over do! Diffuse via steam or gentle heat, generally NOT all the time (especially around children). Generally herbal formulas & teas are best during pregnancy, nursing & child/elderhood, so if pregnant/nursing/etc. consult your wellness practitioner before incorporating essential oils into your life style. Handle carefully around children, elders and pets. Use with Wisdom & Intention.
External use only!
PLEASE READ!!! Essential oils are SUPER CONCENTRATED!!! and can oils can contain up to 50k chemical compounds, which only a very small percentage can actually be isolated out and researched.
Aromatherapy associations encourage essential oil dilution for external application or diffusion via humidifier etc. Internal use of essential oils is strongly discouraged.
Essential oils are SUPER CONCENTRATED!! Some think of essential oils as “botanical pharmaceuticals”.
Consider a quart of tea (say mint leaves) is made with a ¼ cup leaf matter compared to one drop of essential oil equaling one half gallon (+) of plant material. Imagine steeping ½ gallon of mint leaves and then drinking it – that is what taking one drop of mint oil can be compared to.
Chemical compounds can be separated out from botanical or petroleum distillates by “fractionating” = redistilling the first separation to create a second separation – this can be done many times over in the chemistry lab. Fractionating unfolds the chemical formulas and isolates chemical compounds that can then be used to engineer/re-combine for example; orange flavor, frankincense aromatic, vanilla flavor (either from naturally occurring compounds = “natural flavor/fragrance” or petroleum based = “artificial flavor/fragrance”.) Both petroleum and botanical distillate fractions can be found throughout the food, wellness/cosmetic and drug industries.
It is valuable to know where your aromatherapy company sources their essential oils as currently there are no regulations in the U.S. stating what can be called “therapeutic grade” essential oil. Getting to know distillers personally is also a great way to feel safe when engaging with something as potent as essential oils.
Many chemical compounds found in pharmaceutical drugs are modeled after compounds isolated from botanical distillates (essential oils).
Conifer essential oils (as well as many others) can help give one a sense of respiratory support, mental clarity, calmness, focus. Conifer essential oils can also give one the idea that their essential oils can bring relief to inflammation.
Essential oils in general can give one the sense of emotional, mental and spiritual support.
Our Essential Oils contain No Carrier Oils, No Alcohol, and guaranteed NO Synthetics
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