All About Fir Needle Essential Oil

Another name for Simply Earth’s Fir Needle Essential Oil is Siberian Fir.

We’re a Wisconsin-based company, and in the winter, a common phrase around here is, “The air is so cold it hurts my face.” I’m guessing that Siberia (where our Fir Needle originates from) probably has a similar saying.

It makes sense to me then that Fir Needle Essential Oil benefits would fit perfectly for a cold region! Fir Needle helps support respiration, energy levels, natural deodorizing (gotta refresh those stinky boots!), and soothes discomfort.

Wherever you live, whether it be in a hot or cold climate, Fir Needle Essential Oil has great benefits and uses.

Fir Needle Essential Oil Benefits, Uses, & Recipes

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Aids Digestion

The natural general body stimulating properties of Fir Needle Essential Oil can enhance metabolism by boosting the body’s rate of digestion, as shown in this article1.

Boosts Immunity

Fir Needle Essential Oil possesses antioxidant activities according to this study2, as well as potential antibacterial activities according to another study3. These benefits of fir needles can serve as natural active first aid agents to strengthen one’s immunity.

Supports Joint Function 

Fir Needle Essential Oil can help support joint function by its ability to soothe pain through easing inflammation, soothing muscle spasms, and by serving as a natural analgesic as per this study4.

Soothes Emotions 

According to a newly published study5, short-term inhalation of fir needle essential oil induces physiological and psychological relaxation, as well as reduces nervous activity and anxiousness, and improves overall mood.

Supports Respiration 

Using Fir Needle Essential Oil with your diffuser or through steam inhalation can promote a healthier respiratory system. This essential oil helps soothe respiratory issues accompanied by the common cold and flu according to this study6.


Fir Needle Essential Oil has a fresh and energizing aroma that will stimulate the mind and relax the body6. Hence, it will help you fight fatigue and achieve mental clarity. It’s a great oil to have diffusing at work or home when you need an energy boost.

Other Recipes with Fir Needle Essential Oil:

What to Blend With Fir Needle Essential Oil

Fir Needle Essential Oil

Fir Needle essential oil comes from the Siberian Fir Tree. It has a distinctly fresh, woody, and earthy scent, very similar to that of its tree.

Try using this oil with Coriander, Copaiba, Cypress, Fennel, Frankincense, Helichrysum, Geranium, Juniper Berry, Bay, Black Pepper, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, and Tea Tree Essential Oils.

Simply Earth Blends That Use This Oil

Clean & Fresh Essential Oil Blend

Clean & Fresh Blend is the perfect blend of the outdoors and citrus that is formulated to brighten your day and give you the boost of energy you need.

Breathe Easy Essential Oil Blend

Breathe Easy Blend is great for clearing congestion and allowing you to breathe easier.

Winter Spice Essential Oil Blend

Winter Spice Blend is a seasonal blend that has the perfect Christmas aroma.

Autumn Air Essential Oil Blend

Autumn Air Blend is another seasonal synergy blend that incorporates just the right citrus and spicy scents of fall.

What’s the Science Behind This Oil?

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So how do we know Fir Needle Essential Oil is so good at what it does? By looking at its chemical composition and looking at what we know those chemicals are useful for.

Here are the three most prevalent chemical components of Fir Needle Essential Oil and some of their uses as shown in studies.

Bornyl Acetate

Bornyl Acetate gives out that sweet, herbaceous, piney aroma of Fir Needle Essential Oil. It is also reported to have anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antibiotic, and sedative properties.4


Camphene has a camphor-like aroma that is often used in fragrances.


Pinene is also a great component for perfumes and is also highly repellent to insects.

What Earthies Are Saying About This Oil

What I Love About Fir Needle Essential Oil

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Hey — Katie here! I’m a certified aromatherapist and I plan our monthly recipe box and write fun blog posts like this one.

My favorite thing about Fir Needle Essential Oil is that it diffuses quickly and is a great way to boost immunity as well. If you do get sick, it’s also helpful for supporting respiration.

Things to Remember When Using This Oil

Always dilute an essential oil when using it on the skin. This essential oil is unlikely to cause skin irritation when diluted properly. If the oil has been oxidized (left with the cap off for long periods of time) it is more likely to cause skin irritation. Check out this dilution chart for diluting this essential oil properly. 

This oil is generally safe to use if you are pregnant. Consult your doctor prior to use. 

This essential oil is safe to use with kids age 2+.

Cats may find this oil irritating. However, we do not expect your cat to be disturbed if you use this oil on yourself. Just be mindful of your pet’s behavior. For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post

Dogs may find this oil irritating. However, we do not expect your dog to be disturbed if you use this oil on yourself. Just be mindful of your pet’s behavior. For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post

We don’t recommend ingesting essential oils unless under the direction of a doctor certified in aromatherapy. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils check out this blog post

*Please note: This post is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have extensively used essential oils and has not been verified scientifically with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns, please consult your doctor. The statements given in this blog post have not been verified by the FDA

How Will You Use Fir Needle Essential Oil?

While Fir Needle Essential Oil is great for Christmas time aromas, its many uses are great all year round! How do you plan to use Fir Needle Essential Oil? We’d love to hear about it on social media with @fromsimplyearth and in the comments below!

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  1. Health Benefits Times. Health Benefits of Fir Needle Essential Oil
  2. Albanese L, Bonetti A, D’Acqui LP, Meneguzzo F, Zabini F. Affordable Production of Antioxidant Aqueous Solutions by Hydrodynamic Cavitation Processing of Silver Fir (Abies alba Mill.) Needles. 2019 Feb
  3. Pichette A, Larouche PL, Lebrun M, Legault J. Composition and antibacterial activity of Abies balsamea essential oil. 2006 May
  4. Fir Needle Oil. 2021 May
  5. Kim C, Song C. Physiological and Psychological Relaxation Effects of Fir Essential Oil on University Students. 2022 Apr
  6. Yang SA, Jeon SK, Lee EJ, et al. Radical Scavenging Activity of the Essential Oil of Silver Fir (Abies alba). 2009 May