Fraser Fir Essential Oil
$5.00 – $30.00
Christmas Tree in a bottle, literally! Steam-distilled from Fraser Fir needles and small branches 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 special batch is from the pruned lower branches of no-spray trees right here in Pine Branch Cove, Madison County, NC.
Batch AF-011 (December 2019):
Our Fraser Fir batches come from high elevation (4,000′), no-spray “junk” Christmas Trees that are too large and haven’t been groomed or sprayed with pesticides, herbicides or fungicides for the past 8+ years. This Avery County, NC tree farm is unable to sell these trees since they are so large but they want to plant new trees on this acreage. So rather than clear-cut them, we have partnered together in a mutually beneficial arrangement that means no-spray essential oil and a more environmental solution for using and replacing these beautiful trees!
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)