Fir Essential Oil (Balm of Gilead & Silver Fir)
A Fire scent often associated with Yule, a Fire-centered holiday, this fragrance has a celebratory aspect. In the Alps, this is the king of trees and held in esteem by the spirit of the forest, who uses it as its home. The balsam fir is also known as Balm of Gilead, even though it is a completely different tree than that which furnishes the buds. This is an excellent substitution when Balm of Gilead is called for in a magickal recipe.
Druids considered the silver fir to be appropriate for shapeshifting. Try the silver fir if you're working on a shapeshifting oil - it makes you really feel the connection to Gaia and busts open your animal soul. Steam-distilled from Abies balsamea in Canada or Abies alba in Austria. Top
Combining With Other Essential Oils
The dry, woody, green forest scent of silver fir combines well with the botanical fragrances of bergamot, camphor, cedarwood, clary sage, cypress, galbanum, labdanum, lavandin, lavender, neroli, oakmoss, orris, pine, rosemary, and thyme.
The balsamic, fresh scent of balm of gilead blends with basil, bergamot, birch, cypress, frankincense, geranium, hyssop, lavender, lemon, marjoram, myrtle, orange, peppermint, pine, and rosemary, spruce, and verbena. Top
Fir (Balm of Gilead) Essential Oil (Canada)
Silver Fir Oil (Austria)
Uses in Witchcraft & Magic:
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