My dear friend Katya brought me back this powerful essential oil from her visit to Mother Russia. That was so thoughtful, as she knows I am very interested in Siberia, its aboriginal people and the rest of its nature (like Lake Baikal, the Trans-Siberian Railroad, the flora and fauna). She outdid herself, she translated the whole insert from Russian to English! Friends are the best, for their thoughtfulness and solidarity! Mi querida amiga Katya me trajo este aceite esencial poderoso cuando regreso de su visita a Madre Rusia. Eso fue tan amable, como sabe que estoy tan interesadx en Siberia, su gente aborigen y el resto de la naturaleza (el Lago Baikal, el ferrocarril Trans-Siberiano, la flora y la fauna). ¡Aun se supero en ser amable en traducir todo el inserto del ruso al ingles! ¡Lxs amigxs son lo mejor, en su amabilidad y en su solidaridad! It is below/sigue –
Siberian fir – abies siberica produced by Aspera
100% Essential Oil
The Siberian fir is a coniferous evergreen tree up to 30 meters in height, with a narrow pyramidal crown. The trunk has a 60-cm diameter, with a smooth, dark-grey bark and a yellow-gray shoots. It is in the pine family. The cones are light-brown, cylindrical, and 5-6 centimeters in length; they disintegrate on maturity. The tree grows in soil that is not overly moist, up to 2000 meters above sea level, in Siberia and the northeastern part of European Russia.
Essential oil of Siberian fir is derived from the needles and young shoots using steam distillation. This essential oil contains no less than 40% bornyl acetate and 45% monoterpene hydrocarbons. Camphor (white crystal or powder form) can be extracted from Siberian fir essential oils. The oil is light, freely running, and colorless. The aroma is fresh, cool, and redolent of pitch and pine.
Effects: Essential oil of Siberian fir tones, increases endurance and active strength, reduces stress and chronic fatigue. It is an aid for frostbite. It improves the body’s function in cases of cough.
Cosmetically, it is used to tone, clean, and smooth the skin. It enlivens, increases the skin’s protective functions, and removes festering rashes. It removes the smell of sweat, especially heavy sweat of the feet, and can be used as a natural deodorant. It reduces dandruff and strengthens hair. The oil is a great deodorizing aroma for use in saunas and banyas.
Ingredients: 100% essential oil of Siberian fir, extracted through steam distillation.
Types of use:
Cold inhalation: Place 1-2 drops of essential oil into an aroma medallion or on a napkin, and breath in the aroma for 5-10 minutes.
Perfuming the air: Fill an aroma lamp with hot water, add 5-7 drops of essential oil for a 20m^2 area. Place a lighted candle in the lower compartment of the aroma lamp. The candle will keep the water warm. Do not allow water to boil. You must keep adding water periodically. The procedure can take 15-30 minutes.
Massage: Mix 3-5 drops of essential oil with 1-2 tablespoons of any plant-based oil (jojoba, peach, almond, etc.) or massage cream. Apply to skin, and then massage the affected parts of the body until the oil is completely absorbed.
Bath: Add 5-7 drops of essential oil to a bath of 37-38⁰ C water, along with one table spoon of emulsifier such as milk, honey, sea or cooking salt. The bath should take 15-30 minutes. After getting out of the bath, do not rinse off, just towel dry.
Compress: Add 15-20 drops of essential oil to one liter of water at room temperature. Immerse a cotton cloth into the water, wring out slightly, and place the cloth on the affected part of the body. Cover with compress paper and then wrap with a warm cloth or shawl. Keep in place 30 minutes to 2 hours – the time should be increased gradually with use.
Cold compress for frostbitten areas: Mix 15 drops of essential oil with one tablespoon of any plant-based oil (the best for this purpose is macadamia). Place on the skin and wrap with a cloth to keep warm.
Mouth and nasopharynx rinse: Add 1-2 drops of essential oil to one-half cup of warm boiled water. Mix, rinse the mouth, and spit out all liquid. Do this in the mornings and evenings.
Oil mixes for cosmetic procedures: Add 1-2 drops of essential oil to a tablespoon of any plant-based oil (jojoba, peach seed, olive) and mix thoroughly. For care of the face and neck, dab a few drops of the oil mix on the tips of the fingers and massage into the face and neck with light massaging movements. For cleaning the face and neck, use a cotton pad moistened in warm water and wrung out. Place a few drops of the oil mix on the pad and wipe the skin.
General recommendations for usage of essential oils: Before starting to use an essential oil, it is necessary to conduct a test for allergic reactions: Mix one drop of oil with 1/3 teaspoon of plant-based oil and apply to the inner forearm or behind the ear. Put 2-3 drops of essential oil on a handkerchief and periodically inhale for the duration of one day. You may use the oil only if in the course of 12 hours you do no develop and allergic reaction on the skin, a headache, coughing, shortness of breath, running nose, or swelling of the face.
-Do not use undiluted.
-Not for internal use.
– You must follow recommended dosages. For children and the elderly, it is recommended to use 1/4 to 1/3 of the regular adult dose as described in the instructions.
– Avoid getting essential oil in the eyes. In case of contact with eyes or on mucus membranes you must wash it out with large quantities of water.
COUNTER INDICATIONS: Individual intolerance to the oil. Not for use by people with epilepsy, pyelonephritis (kidney infection), allergy ailments or bronchial asthma.
Not for use during pregnancy or for children under 3.
Essential oils that pair well with Siberian fir: Cinnamon, lime, bergamot, grapefruit, jasmine, ylang-ylang, lemon, lavender, rosemary, and eucalyptus.
Storage: Store in tightly-closed bottles, between 15 and 25⁰ Celsius, out of reach of children.
Retail format: 10 mL bottle of dark glass
Use-by-date: Three years from production. (Date is on the container – remember that European date format is day/month/year not month/day/year).