Botanical Name: Abies sibirica
Plant Part: Needles
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Product Description: Siberian fir, Abies sibirica, grows 30–35 m tall with a trunk diameter of 0.5–1 m at breast height and a conical crown and is native to the taiga east of the Volga River in Siberia and is thus commonly known as Siberian fir. The bark is gray-green to gray-brown and smooth with the resin blisters that are typical of most firs. Shoots are yellow-grey, resinous, and slightly pubescent. The tree rarely lives over 200 years due to its susceptibility of fungal decay in the wood.
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.