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Balsam Fir Hydrosol, Organic

Balsam Fir Hydrosol, Organic

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Botanical Name: Abies balsamea var. balsamea
Origin: Canada, Certified Organic Artisan Distilled
Plant Part: Needles and Twigs
Distillation Date: Mar 2017
Shelf Life: 2 Years
Aroma: Coniferous, green, woodsy

Balsam Fir, one of the most versatile hydrosols, comes to us freshly certified organic artisan distilled. It has an uplifting fresh cut Christmas tree aroma. Uses of Balsam Fir hydrosol includes astringent, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory qualities that are well suited in toners for oily and acne prone skin types. As a circulatory stimulant it is said to help with muscular pain and swelling by increasing blood flow to the effected area. Suzanne Catty recommends using as an anti-inflammatory and analgesic compress with rheumatic, arthritic, or joint pain. This remarkable hydrosol also comes highly recommended for helping relieve SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), a type of depression that occurs during cold winter months when days lack sunshine and is sometimes referred to as the "winter blues". For many this can be an emotionally draining time of year. To help with SAD Suzanne Catty recommends adding a quarter cup Balsam Fir hydrosol to bath water (or in the shower with plug in) two or three times per week, particularly during winter.

Beneficial Uses of Balsam Fir Organic Hydrosol:
  • Astringent, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory
  • Facial toner
  • SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder); Antidepressant
  • Mucolytic and Expectorant
  • Sauna, steam bath, humidifier
  • Circulatory stimulant; blend with Yarrow or Witch Hazel for topical spritz
  • Analgesic compress for rheumatic, arthritic, or joint pain
  • Immune stimulant
  • Emotionally calming
  • Body Spray
The shelf life of a hydrosol is generally up to 2 years or longer when properly stored in the refrigerator. Our Organic Balsam Fir Hydrosol does not contain preservatives.

References: Catty, Suzanne; Hydrosols The Next Aromatherapy, Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT 2001
Price, Len and Shirely Price. Understanding Hydrolats: The Specific Hydrosols for Aromatherapy. London: Churchill Livingston. 2004

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