Scientific Name: Abies balsamea
Country of Origin: Canada
Synonyms: A. balsamifera, Pinus balaamea, balsam fir, balsam tree, American silver fir, balm of Gilead fir, Canada turpentine (oil)
Plant Family: Pinaceae
Plant Parts Used: Tree/Needles/Leaves
Extraction Method: Distillation
Physical Characteristics: The oleoresin is a thick pale yellow or greenish honey like mass which dries to a crystal clear varnish, with a fresh sweet-balsamic, almost fruity odour.
Dominant Note(s): Middle
Aroma: Clear, balsamic and refreshing.
Main Constituents: Citral, citronellol, eugenol, geraiol, linalyl acetate, among others.
Blends With: Basil, Caraway, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Lavender, Myrtle, Niaouli, Rosewood
Safety Precautions: Generally non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing. In large doses it is a purgative and may cause nausea.