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Douglas Fir

Doesn't the name just scream forest, fresh air, mountains, and Christmas trees? With a hint of lemon in its scent it is sweet and refreshing. The aroma can be described as clean, fresh, woody, and airy. 

Here's a cool fact about how doTERRA sources their Douglas Fir. It grows throughout North America, but they get theirs from New Zealand. Why? Listen to this. Douglas Fir is a very invasive species in New Zealand and it is messing with their country's ecosystem. They harvest the young Douglas Fir for their essential oil which helps to fight the negative environmental impact these trees are having in New Zealand. Pretty cool, right?!

Here's a short video telling you about some of the benefits and uses for Douglas Fir.

Benefits of Douglas Fir

The beta-pinene in Douglas Fir contributes to its ability to encourage an optimistic and stimulating environment. It also has some purifying qualities for skin and surfaces. Combine it with citrus oils for an uplifting environment and fresh air.

Douglas Fir is an essential oil with a refreshing smell and properties that can be purifying for skin and surfaces.

Uses of Douglas Fir

Fresh Air - Is the air a little stale in your room? Just diffuse Douglas Fir with Wild Orange, Lemon, or Bergamot.

Massage - Use a few drops of Douglas Fir with a few drops of Wintergreen for a relaxing massage.

Focus - Need some help staying focused? Try putting a drop on your pulse points and heart throughout the day.

Personal Cleansing - Add a drop to your facial cleanser, bar soap, or body wash to enjoy Douglas Fir's cleansing properties.

Skin - You can also add Douglas Fir to your moisturizer at night for its skin purification benefits.

Epsom Salt Bath - Douglas Fir is another great one to add to you Epsom salt bath!

Breathe Easy - Diffuse Douglas Fir with Eucalyptus or put a few drops into your palms and inhale. Now that's what I call breathing easy!

Diffuser Jewelry - Love the smell? Just add Douglas Fir to diffuser jewelry to enjoy the smell and aromatic benefits throughout the day.

Room Spray - Add about 10 drops of Douglas Fir to a spray bottle with water. Spray it around the room, and enjoy the fresh air! Or try this holiday room spray recipe!

The image shows a recipe for a holiday room spray using Frankincense, Grapefruit, and Douglas Fir essential oils.


Surface Cleaner - Add several drops of Douglas Fir, Lemon, and Wild Orange to a spray bottle. Top off with water and then use as a non-toxic surface cleaner.

Sugar Scrub - Here is an easy natural sugar scrub recipe using Douglas Fir and Grapefruit essential oils. (The base for this recipe came from Tatertots and Jello.) 

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What is your favorite way to use Douglas Fir? Do you use it for cleaning or to bring the smell of Christmas into your home? I'd love to hear from you!

Like these tips? You can find more information on other essential oils throughout my blog. Here are a few links to get your started.

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