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Pinus balsamea (Balsam Fir)

Resin from France (SKU 0398)

Chunky pieces of Pinus balsamea resin from France.



Historically, Native Americans have applied the Balsam Fir to the skin as a poultice to treat burns and wounds. During the Civil War, balm of Balsam Fir was reportedly used to treat combat injuries. The essential oil of Canada balsam has been used for coughs and colds.

The Pinus Balsamea belongs to the Pinaceae (Pine family). It is a North American tree closely related to the Fraser Fir (Abies fraseri). It is small- to medium-sized, growing from around 46 to 66 feet, with a narrow conic crown. It has small, needle-like, resinous, dark green leaves and narrow conic crown. Many animals eat food from the tree, including moose, some types of squirrels, crossbills, chickadees and types of caterpillars. Other animals use the pinus balsamea for shelter.

Alloaromadendrene, alpha-bergamotene, alpha-cubebene, alpha-multijugenol, alpha-selinene, ar-curcumene, beta-bisabolene, beta-cubebene, beta-elemene, beta-farnesene, beta-humulene, beta-muurolene, beta-selinene, calamenene, calamesene, carioazulene, caryophyllenes, coipaiferic acid, copaene, copaiferolic acid, copalic acid, copaibic acids, cyperene, delta-cadinene, delta-elemene, enantio-agathic acid, gamma-cadinene, gamma-elemene, gamma-humulene, hardwickic acids, illurinic acid, kaurenoic acids, kaurenic acid, kolavenol 1, maracaibobalsam, methlyl copalate, paracopaibic acids, polyalthic acid, and trans-alpha-bergamotene.

Sweet, creamy-balsamic, spicy, slightly peppery.

The fragrance calms anxiety, is grounding, and can be helpfull in stress related conditions.

Blends well with Palo Santo (Bursera graveolens), Pine (Pinus edulis), White Sage, (Salvia apiana), Juniper (Juniperus communis).

This is a natural product, used as incense or in perfumery, or as an ingredient of incense and other perfumery or potpourri preparations.
Some incense plants or products may have some history of other folklore purposes, but we offer this product for its use as incense. Not food grade, not for consumption.

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