Douglas Fir Essential Oil
Douglas Fir Essential Oil Latin name: Pseudotsuga menziesii
Synonyms: Eastern hemlock, hemlock spruce
Plant family: Pinaceae
Extraction: Distillation of the needles and twigs
Origin: Northern Europe
Plant characteristics: A large evergreen tree with small brown cones – about 50metres high.
Douglas Fir Essential Oil characteristics: A pale yellow oil with a warming, pine-like, almost sweet aroma.
Traditional use: Used in ancient medicine for diarrhoea, cystitis, colitis, pharyngitis and skin hygiene.
Douglas Fir Essential Oil blends well with: Lime, Black Spruce, Bergamot and Cedarwood.
Cautions and comments: No contra-indications known.
Main chemical constituents: Pinene, limonene (85%), bornyl acetate (10%), phellandrene, myrcene, thujone (trace).
How to Use
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier.
WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in a cool, dark place.