Latin Name: Abies alba
Plant Family: Coniferae
Extraction: Distillation of the needles & twigs
A pale yellow oil with warming, balsamic aroma with slight green overtones.
It is a relatively small coniferous tree with a regular pyramid shape and silvery-white bark. Used as Christmas trees. Oils that are distilled from the twigs and needles of the various coniferous families and are all commonly called fir needle oil, it is therefore important to know the specific botanical names. There are many other members of the fir family, Canadian Balsam, Siberian Fir being the most popular fir needle oil in Europe.