balsam fir

January 8, 2018

Do Essential Oil Diffusers Really Work?

So, do essential oil diffusers really work? There are many different types of essential oil diffusers dispersing aroma into the air.  Here is a review of the varieties: Cool Mist Diffusers Cool mist essential oil diffusers, also called ultrasonic diffusers, typically involve adding about 5 ounces of water and a […]
April 3, 2018


There are many types of bacteria, and not all bacteria are bad.  Some good bacteria in the body help aid in digestion and fight infection.  Pathogenic bacteria can cause disease.  Wikipedia does an excellent job of categorizing and listing the most common types of bacteria:  Pathogenic Bacteria List. Antibacterial herbs […]
April 3, 2018


Herbs and essential oils are known for their antimicrobial potential, and have been studied for their abilities to inhibits or kill microbes including bacteria, fungi, viruses, and yeast.  It is important to understand therapeutic margin for each botanical, the amount at which a substance is both safe and effective to […]
April 9, 2018

Anxiety / Mood / Anti-depressive

Anxiety can be caused by many things.  Over time, these stressors can have a negative physical effect on the body.  Herbs and essential oils have demonstrated sedative and anxiolytic activities in many human studies. Recipes to Help with Anxiety Blog Articles Here’s a fun article about the how stimulating the […]
April 9, 2018

All Purpose Spicy House Cleaner Recipe

With this All Purpose Spicy House Cleaner Recipe, get into green cleaning!  Natural cleaning ingredients are better for your health, reducing the toxins in your house.  This natural all purpose cleaner will leave your house smelling herbal fresh! Clean the bathroom, kitchen, floors, and toss a 1/4 cup in the […]
April 12, 2018

Lemon Pine Wood Cleaner

This natural lemon pine wood cleaner recipe smells fresh and helps to shine and protect wood surfaces. It is also very affordable to make, with a small amount going a long way! Lemon Pine Wood Cleaner Ingredients 4 ounces of olive oil 4 ounces of white vinegar 1/4 teaspoon of […]
April 18, 2018


Bisabolol is a sesquiterpene alcohol found in German chamomile, balsam fir, and Australian sandalwood.  It is also found in the Brazilian tree, Vanillosmopsis erythropappa. Alcohols are the most therapeutically beneficial type of component in an essential oil, and have a low toxicity for safer use with fragile populations (like the elderly).  Alcohols can […]
April 18, 2018

Bornyl Acetate

Bornyl acetate is an ester.  Bornyl acetate can be found in spruce, pine, valerian, fir, rosemary, tansy, and sage. Esters are formed from the combination of acids and alcohols. Links to Plants Containing Bornyl Acetate RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the […]
April 19, 2018


Camphene is a monoterpene as found in spruce, fir, pine, cypress, camphor, citronella, neroli, ginger, sage, cistus, rosemary, and valerian. Monoterpenes are odorless, highly volatile, prone to oxidation, and insoluble in water. Links to Plants Containing Camphene   RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles […]
April 19, 2018

Cinnamic Acid

Cinnamic acid is an acid, as found in benzoin, Peru balsam, and cinnamon. Links to Plants Containing Cinnamic Acid RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  This compilation of research articles does […]
April 24, 2018

Pinene / Alpha Pinene / Delta Pinene / Beta Pinene

Pinene is a monoterpene found in balsam fir, cajuput, cumin, cypress, frankincense, juniper, angelica, nutmeg, pine, rosemary, and coriander. If oxidation occurs, pinenes can cause skin irritation.  Oxidation occurs when essential oils are exposed to oxygen due to poor storage and old age. Monoterpenes are odorless, highly volatile, prone to oxidation, […]
May 14, 2018

Fir / Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea) Research

Latin Name: Abies balsamea Family: Pinaceae Balsam fir has been used topically as an antiseptic and as an antibacterial in dentistry.  However, there is not enough research to determine a safe dosage internally beyond tiny amounts found in foods. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found […]