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Douglas Fir Essential Oil – Healthy Remedies


Douglas Fir Essential Oil reminds me of Christmas right away. We always had a huge Fir Tree that we had to wrestle with to get in through the door to put in the living room.

I always loved the smell and still do. It is energizing to the mind, yet relaxing to the body which definitely reminds me of the holidays. This is one of the oils I really like to diffuse during the holidays.

Douglas Fir Essential Oil has been used traditionally for any kind of respiratory or sinus infections and even fever. It is also really soothing to rheumatic or chronic pain. And great for muscles (or joints) that have been overworked or are tired.

What is the Genus Species? Pseudotsuga menziesii

Why is this information important? It is always important to know the genus species and what part of the plant the oil is distilled from.

Where is the name derived from? David Douglas was a Scottish botanist first introduced Douglas Fir into cultivation in 1827 at Scone Palace (in Scotland). The common name was given to this tree in honor of him.

What Part of the Plant is Used? Leaves and branches

What is the ORAC Value? 69,000 µTE/100g

Why know about this number? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. Antioxidants have shown to reduce the risk of age related conditions and cancer! This was developed by the USDA researchers. For instance: Spinach = 1,400; Clove = 1,078,700. Wow! The number for clove is NOT a typo!

Most Interesting Historical Reference?

Did you know that historical records indicate that the Douglas Fir Tree have grown to over 400 feet tall?

What are the Plant Properties? Antiseptic, astringent, antifungal, anti-tumoral, antioxidant, diuretic, expectorant, tonic and pain relieving.

What are the Documented Douglas Fir Benefits and Uses? Anxiety, asthma, Infections (respiratory, sinus, bronchitis, flu, colds), rheumatism, catarrh, nervous tension, wounds, sore and tired muscles and joints.

What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? It is physically grounding and relaxing. Strong scent, spicy and woody.

What is the Spiritual Influence? This oil will ground the body and empower the mind. It will help those who don’t feel anchored in their body from the waist down. Or feel disempowered to go forward with implementing ideas or visions.

By the way, any of the oils that are from trees ( Western Red Cedar, Cedarwood, Palo Santo, Frankincense, etc) will provide stabilization, grounding and security to our being, physically and emotionally.

What Chakra is Affected? The heart and solar plexus chakra.

What is the corresponding Chakra Color? Orange and yellow.

How do I use it?

Use diluted – 50:50 dilution (one part essential oil: one part of vegetable oil). Then,

• Apply several drops (2-4) on location

• Apply to chakras/vitaflex points

• Directly inhale, or

• Diffuse.

Can this Oil be used for Pets? Yes, but once again, dilute! Do not use for cats.

Note about Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to catrs. Citrus and pine oils in particular that are not therapeutic grade. Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.

What are the Safety Precautions? Only therapeutic grade essential oils should be used! Could result in skin irritation (dilution is recommended).

Essential Oil Trivia?

Did you know that largest known Douglas Fir tree in the world, the Red Creek Fir; has a wood volume of 349 cubic meters?

It is 74 meters or 243 feet high. They believe this tree is 750 to 1000 years old! Wow, that is an old tree!

Did you know that the Douglas Fir Tree is also called Oregon Pine, British Columbian Pine, Douglas Spruce, Red Fir and even Douglas Tree?


Diffuse during the holidays to make your room smell like a Chrismas Tree!

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