Fir Needle Essential Oil from Siberia
Fir Needle Essential Oil from Siberia

Fir Needle Essential Oil from Siberia

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Fir Needle Essential Oil from Siberia

Batch: NS2023001B

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Other common names: Russian fir, Siberian silver fir, Siberian pine needle

Botanical name: Abies sibirica

Botanical family: Pinaceae

Method of extraction: Steam distillation

Plant part used to extract the oil: needles and brunches

Cultivation method: wild 

Area of origin: Siberia

Historical notes:

The Siberian fir, is a coniferous evergreen tree native to the Russian taiga. It is found in Siberia, Turkestan, northeast Xinjiang, Mongolia and Heilongjiang. It is known to be able to survive temperatures as low as -50C making it one of the hardiest trees on the planet.

It was first described by a German-Estonian botanist Carl Friedrich von Ledebour in 1833 who was known for his works ‘Flora Altaica’ (the first flora of the Altay mountains) and ‘Flora Rossica’ - the first complete flora of the Russian Empire.

Biochemical group: Monoterpene

Main chemical compounds: bornyl acetate,camphene, δ-3-carene, α-pinene, limonene, β-phellandrene, α-copaene, β-pinene, borneol, terpinolene, trans-β-caryophyllene, α-humulene, β-myrcene, others

Colour: clear to pale yellow

Consistency: thin

Aroma strength: medium

Perfumery note: top

Aroma: balsamic, fresh, sweet, coniferous, piney, woody with a citrusy notes Traditional aromatherapy uses:

  • Traditionally in aromatherapy treatments Siberian fir needle essential oil is associated with the following therapeutic properties:


analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, anti-septic, anti-spasmodic, anti-viral, calming, circulatory stimulant, disinfectant, expectorant, mucolytic, rubefacient, uplifting


  • Qualified aromatherapists may use Siberian fir needle essential oil for common complaints such as:


  • respiratory conditions: colds, flu, bronchitis
  • skeletomuscular problems: muscular aches and pains, arthritic and rheumatic conditions, tired and stiff muscles
  • nervous system: anxiety, relaxing without loss of alertness (at low doses), mental fatigue, sleep disorders
  • emotional: uplifting, balancing


  • How we use it:

Please, also see our How to Use Essential Oils Safely page for more information.

  • To assist with prolong VDT work and prevent mental fatigue– vapourise a few drops perhaps with some Lemon essential oil or use in a personal inhaler
  • For anxiety and sleep issues try blending with Lavender and diffuse
  • For respiratory conditions: inhale on its own or blended depending on the condition, we like it blended with some Lemon essential oil
  • For muscular aches and pains –dilute in a fixed oil (carrier oil) and massage affected areas. Try adding a drop of our Lavandin essential oil


Safety considerations:

Tisserand and Young do not indicate any special hazards when using silver fir needle Essential Oil, however they warn that oxidised oil should be avoided as it may cause skin sensitization. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), p.284]

Please, also see our How to Use Essential Oils Safely page for more information.

Research and studies:

  • The essential oil of Abies sibirica (Pinaceae) reduces arousal levels after visual display terminal work






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