Conifer Essential Oils
Crisp and invigorating, conifer oils from Young Lving Farms refresh your senses. The individual conifer varieties change slightly from season to season. The Native Americans have used all of the parts of the Evergreen Trees for medicinal, spiritual and practical purposes.
One of my favorite winter scents is the fresh, warming, and resinous notes of conifer essential oils. The grounding properties help bring focus and clarity and their forest infused aroma instills a sense of peace and calm. Working with conifer oils is a sure way to relieve stress and curb the anxiety during the holiday season and just about any time of the year.
Conifer Variety of Essential Oils
There are many different conifer essential oils available and each has its own unique affinity. The firs, spruces, cypresses, and pines all have fresh-herbaceous-coniferous notes that are uplifting, stimulating, and invigorating. They all revive one’s energy, promoting strength, motivation, sense of purpose. Wintertime is usually an emotionally draining time of year and conifer essential oils can help pull us through the stressful hustle and bustle of the holidays.
Below are some of my favorite conifer oils and their properties. Enjoy!
Idaho Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea, Balsam Canada)
Idaho Balsam Fir has a woodsy and refreshing scent. Diffuse for a grounding and calming aroma.
Balsam fir essential oil has wonderfully fresh, sweet, and full bodied “Christmas Tree” scent with balsamic and woody overtones. Idaho Balsam fir essential oil is warming and is often used in sore muscle blends to help loosen tight muscles and relieve pain associated with exercise. It’s also an amazing oil to diffuse during times of respiratory illness as it easily cuts through mucus and clears stuffed up sinuses.
Idaho Blue Spruce
Idaho Blue Spruce is an exclusive oil that is distilled at Young Living’s St. Maries farm.
Idaho Blue Spruce Contains high content of alpha-pinene. Add it to your bath to relax both mind and body. This oil is harvested from Young Livings Highland Flats Tree Farm in Naples, Idaho and distilled at their St. Maries Farm. It has a high percentage of d-limonene as well. Idaho Blue spruce is fantastic for opening the heart and mind and is one of my favorite emotional support oils. It provides a feeling of profound peace and a sense of security and trust in ourselves. It’s a very empowering oil that is perfect for use during yoga and meditation.
Cedarwood Essential Oil (Cedrus atlantica)
Cedarwood has a warm, woodsy aroma that creates a comforting, uplifting experience. Use Cedarwood oil to add its invigorating scent to your life through aromatic and topical uses. Young Living Cedarwood essential oil is a great way to enhance your favorite beauty products. You’ll want to use it for its fresh, earthy aroma, in addition to its ability to smooth the look of skin and shine hair. You can also create a calming yet powerful environment when you diffuse this oil or add it to massage oil blends.
Blue Cypress Essential Oil (Callitris intratropica)
Blue Cypress is produced from the steam distillation of the wood of the tree, which is indigenous to Australia. Traditionally used to moisturize dry skin, this oil also has historical use as a component in perfumes and even as an adhesive.
Cypress Essential Oil (Cupressus sempervirens)
Cypress has a fresh, herbaceous aroma that can promote a sense of security and grounding. Cypress helps us accept change and focus on what’s best for our wellbeing. Cypress is therefore a very stabilizing and grounding oil for those seeking refuge from stressful situations, bouts of anger, or incessant irritability.
Juniper Essential Oil (Juniperus osteosperma)
The earthy, woodsy aroma of Juniper creates a peaceful atmosphere when diffused. Juniper essential oil has a distinctive sweet, crisp, and woodsy scent. It’s a very calming oil that eases mental tension without making you feel drowsy and helps uplift the mood. Juniper is also great for overcoming fatigue and instills a sense of vigor and enthusiasm.
Pine Essential Oil (Pinus sylvestris)
Pine essential oil has a refreshing and empowering aroma. When diffused, this oil has a calming scent.
Young Living's Pine is EarthKosher Certified. Pine has a clearing effect when diffused in a room and is known to help ease mental and physical fatigue. It’s amazing for use in sick rooms and is an effective remedy for respiratory systems.
Sacred Mountain Oil Blend
Sacred Mountain is a blend of Ylang Ylang and conifer oils that evokes the sense of sanctity found in nature and promotes feelings of strength, empowerment, grounding, and protection when diffused. Sacred Mountain Bend
is EarthKosher Certified.
Ingredients: Picea mariana† (Black spruce) leaf oil, Cananga odorata† (Ylang ylang) flower oil, Abies balsamea† (Balsam Canada) needle oil, Cedrus atlantica† (Cedarwood) bark oil
† 100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil