Douglas Fir
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Douglas Fir: The Oil of Generational Wisdom

Another one of my absolute favorites! It is physically grounding and relaxing and has a strong scent, spicy and woody.

This oil will ground the body and empower the mind. It will help those who don’t feel anchored in their body from the waist down. Or those who feel disempowered to go forward with implementing ideas or visions.

A bit of background on this tall, evergreen tree:

Douglas Fir is a conifer that grows natively throughout North America. It is frequently used in the Christmas tree industry and has a lemon-scented note that’s sweet and refreshing. Douglas Fir is sustainably sourced from the young needles of the fir trees in New Zealand, where it is a highly invasive species threatening the country’s ecosystem. This harvest is helping to combat the environmental impact of the trees overtaking the land while providing us with a beautiful premium conifer essential oil.

Douglas Fir, similar to White Fir, is called the oil of “generational wisdom”. While White Fir helps us to release toxic generational patterns and assists generational healing, Douglas helps us tap into the experience and knowledge offered. When we struggle to connect with our parents or grandparents, or to see eye-to-eye, diffusing this oil during your meditation practice can help you release the distance or blocks you might have between you and build deeper relationships. Douglas will also teach you to learn from and value your elders’ and ancestors’ heritage and wisdom. It encourages respect for this valuable wisdom that can only be obtained by learning from the past and our more experienced elders.

Douglas Fir also encourages you to become more firm, grounded and rooted within yourself. How often do we tend to lose ourselves and go back to feeling like a 5-year old when we’re hanging around our family? Douglas will help you to live according to your own conscience and values by letting go of generational patterns that may have been harmful.

By the way, any of the oils that are from trees (White Fir, Cedarwood, Frankincense, etc.) will provide stabilisation, grounding and security to our being, physically and emotionally. Douglas Fir is different than White Fir however. They have different chemical constituents, different properties, different uses, and a very different aroma, although there is overlap and you can use them as substitutes in some cases.

Blends Well With

Douglas Fir blends well with: Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon, Wild Orange and Sandalwood.

Don’t Have This Oil?

Depending on your uses for this oil, substitutes may include: Cypress, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Rosemary, Spearmint, White Fir.

Usage Tips

Keep out of the reach of children. Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker.

Oil information from: “Emotions and Essential Oils: A Modern Resource for Healing” and “The Essential Life”