Fraser Fir Essential Oil
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. This oil is from “junk,” no-spray trees that are slowly being replaced on a series of farms in Avery County, NC.
Batch AF-007 (November 2018):
The Fraser Fir trees for this batch are high elevation (4,000′), no-spray “junk” Christmas Trees because they are too large and haven’t been groomed or sprayed with pesticides, herbicides or fungicides for the past 8+ years.
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. The “She Balsam” name comes from the balsamic aroma, the soft-tipped needles and the “breast-like blisters” of sap that form on the trunk. 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 1.5 lbs of fresh needles and branches.
Fraser Fir oil is similar to Balsam Fir oil, although sweeter. It is a very powerful aroma and a few drops go a long way. Chemically-speaking, Fraser Fir oil is expectorant and respiratory-clearing. The aroma puts a smile on peoples’ faces and, not-surprisingly, this is our best-selling 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 ($5), 5 ml ($12), 10 ml ($22), 15 ml ($30)