Douglas Fir is a conifer that grows natively throughout North America. This tall, evergreen fir tree is frequently used in the Christmas tree industry and has a lemon-scented note that’s sweet and refreshing. doTERRA Douglas Fir essential oil is sustainably sourced from young trees in New Zealand, where it is a highly invasive species threatening the country’s ecosystem. By harvesting young Douglas Fir trees and using them for essential oil, doTERRA is helping combat the environmental impact of the trees overtaking the land while providing a premium conifer essential oil. Douglas Fir has a unique chemical composition that’s particularly rich in beta-pinene, contributing to its fresh and clear aroma. Douglas Fir can also be used to cleanse the skin and provide an uplifting aroma. Blending Douglas Fir with citrus oils will create an uplifting environment and refreshing aroma.
HOW TO USE:
Douglas Fir Use
The chemical constituents of Douglas Fir essential oil include sabinene and delta-3-carene, which are cleansing and purifying, and alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, and terpinolene, which are calming to the mind and promote uplifted feelings. Sabinene and alpha-pinene are also soothing to the skin. Delta-3-carene and alpha-pinene both help promote easy breathing.
AROMA:Clean, fresh, woody, airy
COLLECTION: Steam distillation of Branch/Leaf
MAIN CONSTITUENTS: B-pinene, a-pinene, 3-carvene, sabinene
Keep out of reach of children. Possible skin sensitivity. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.
The Douglas Fir tree gets its name from David Douglas, a famous Scottish botanist. Technically, Douglas Fir is a pine or a spruce. It is often written in botanical texts at “Douglas-fir” to keep it distinct from actual Fir species.