Fraser Fir Essential Oil (Pre-Order)
$3.60 – $22.50
This product is a pre-order for our 2018 batch. Your orders will begin shipping in March, 2018. Christmas Tree in a bottle, literally! Steam-distilled from whole Fraser Fir trees grown in the Southern Appalachians. This smells so much like a fresh cut tree that people look for a tree when they walk in your house. Fresh green balsamic top notes with a mild sweetness and a beautiful earthy forest undertone.
Fraser Fir (Abies fraseri), also known locally as the “She Balsam,” is a Western North Carolina native species, a relic from the last ice age’s southern Boreal forest, stranded on isolated sub-alpine mountain tops. It is one of the most common species used for Christmas trees and the majority of the Christmas trees that have graced the White House have been Fraser Firs from Western North Carolina. This species is famous for its long needle-retention time, soft needles and beautiful fragrance. Each 5ml bottle contains the pure aromatic essence of 1.5lbs of fresh needles and branches.
We will begin distilling our 2018 batch (AF-005) in January, 2018 and pre-orders will be ready to ship in March.
Our 2017 batch (AF-004) came direct from trees harvested from a Fraser Fir farm in Roan Mountain, TN. The trees used to produce this oil were minimally managed for three years prior to harvest and the property was purchased by the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC) to create a Warbler habitat and extended wildlife corridor. To this end, SAHC removed all of the property’s Fraser Fir trees. Although the trees were not sprayed up to three years before harvest, they were traditionally cultivated so we do not consider this to be a therapeutic grade essential oil.
We have had our Fraser Fir essential oil analyzed with GC-FID by a third party lab specializing in essential oils and the major components are:
- Δ3-Carene – 21.2% – Monoterpene
- a-Pinene – 20% – Monoterpene
- B-Pinene – 13.7% – Monoterpene
- Bornyl Acetate – 12.2% – Monoterpene ester
- Camphene – 8.8% – Monoterpene
- Limonene – 8% – Monoterpene
- Santene – 3.1% – Normonoterpene
- 1.8-Cineole – 2.5% – Monoterpene ether
2 ml Sample Size ($4), 5 ml ($8), 10 ml ($11), 15 ml ($15), 30 ml ($25), 120 ml ($60)