Conifer Blog Posts

by Andrea Butje on March 28, 2012

conifer essential oilsOver the last few years, I’ve written a few blog posts on different conifer essential oils.

Conifer essential oils are just wonderful. Not only do they smell like you’re smack in the middle of a pine forest, but they have a multitude of medicinal and emotional benefits.

This post on Balsam Fir describes the essential oil’s chemistry and medicinal uses.

If you’re interested in immune stimulating effects–and a recipe for an inhaler that relieves a cold, sinus infection, or headache due to congested sinuses–the post on Engelman Spruce from Utah is for you.

And if you’re interested in the more human side of conifer essential oils, like the amazing distillers who create them with such love, perhaps you’d like to hear about a wonderful Canadian distiller we visited a few years ago.

Want to learn more about Pine, Spruce and Fir essential oils, we offer an online class at Aromahead Institute called Component Blending. It is a more advanced course perfect for Aromatherapists who have a basic understanding of essential oil chemistry. During the class, you learn to make your own cream, bar soap, resin incense and so much more!

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Lela Mcgee December 26, 2016 at 7:35 pm

I’m a little confused. In the third paragraph, you say if we’re interested in an inhaler recipe for cold or sinus issues we can go to the Utah Juniper post. That link landed on Engelman Spruce and they are not the same tree.
I’m planning to just sub out the Engelman Spruce drops for the Juniper I have on hand.


Andrea Butje December 30, 2016 at 10:14 am

Hi Lela!
Thank you for mentioning that. We’ve updated the link so it now reads: Engelman Spruce from Utah


Christina June 22, 2013 at 3:39 pm

I can vouch for the usefulness of conifer essential oils. I put a few drops of Aromatics International’s Conifer Blend on a tissue for a loved one to inhale. Her sinuses cleared up and she was in a better position to fight off the virus going around at work! I just checked in an effort to share the link but the product is currently out of stock. But that’s to the Wayback Machine, here is another link so that you can read more about it:

This is a blend of Silver Rir (Abies alba), European Black Pine (Pinus nigra), and Himalayan Pine, aka Butan Pine (Pinus wallichiana). When my sinuses are working beautifully, I find the aroma overpowering but when I NEED it, it smells great – fresh and revitalizing.


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