Botanical Name: Abies balsamea
Plant Part: Needles
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Product Description: Balsam fir is the common name for the evergreen tree, Abies balsamea, of NE North American boreal forests. Balsam fir is classified in the division Pinophyta , class Pinopsida, order Coniferales, family Pinaceae. It is a small to medium-size evergreen tree typically 14–20 metres tall with a narrow conic crown. The leaves are flat, needle-like, 2-3 cm (1 in) long; tip blunt or minutely notched; unstalked and attached spirally to the stem; twisted at the base in two rows making the spray appear flattened.
Cautions: Dilute very well before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping), be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.