All about Idaho Grand Fir


Your favorite woodsy wonder, Idaho Grand Fir, used to be known as Idaho Balsam Fir. While the label has changed, the essential oil is still the same conifer favorite you know + love!

*Why the name change? Until now the closest registered scientific name for the oil was Abies balsamea (Balsam Fir). Recently, the Personal Care Products Council approved the use of the scientific name Abies grandis (Grand Fir) on the label.

Grand fir trees are native to the Pacific Northwest, and Native Americans have used them for centuries to promote a sense of well-being and the sensation of deeper breathing. 

We call it Idaho Grand Fir because ours comes from the Young Living Highland Flats Tree Farm in Naples, Idaho, where every year Young Living members participate in the annual Winter Harvest, allowing them to experience our Seed to Seal® quality commitment firsthand.

• Increases spirituality when used during meditation
• Offers an aroma that creates a relaxing and grounding environment
• Contains the constituents beta pinene, alpha pinene, camphene, and beta phellandrene

  • Diffuse to enjoy the woodsy aroma.
  • Diffuse for a grounding, relaxing, and calming atmosphere.
  • Pair with Copaiba, Frankincense, and PanAway®.
  • Apply or diffuse during yoga or breathwork practices.

Idaho Grand Fir info sheet HERE

6 ways to use Idaho Grand Fir

If you’re always pining for some mountain time but can’t pack up and leave whenever you want, Idaho Grand Fir essential oil is the perfect oil to help you stay connected to your roots! Sourced from the Young Living Highland Flats Tree Farm in Naples, Idaho, this oil offers a woodsy, refreshing aroma reminiscent of a freshly cut Christmas tree.

Why so woodsy? The tree that Idaho Grand Fir comes from, the Abies grandis, is commonly used during winter festivities! Elements of this tree were also used year round by Native American cultures to promote well-being and the sensation of deeper breathing. Get your forest fix today by using Idaho Grand Fir oil in one of these five fantastic ways!

Inhale, exhale

While you can’t carry around a whole forest with you, you can enjoy crisp, qualitree mountain air by adding 2 drops R.C.™ essential oil blend and 1 drop Idaho Grand Fir essential oil to a bit of coconut oil. Rub this unbe-leaf-able arboreal blend into your chest and inhale. Feel the coolness and luxuriate in the sensation of deeper breathing!

Massage roll-on

Tree-t yourself to a little post-workout pampering with the bright aromas of Cool Azul® and Idaho Grand Fir! Add all the ingredients to a roller bottle and use on joints and muscles.

20 drops Cool Azul essential oil blend
15 drops Idaho Grand Fir essential oil
Enough V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex or other carrier oil to fill bottle

Meditation roll-on

Spruce up your meditation with a woodsy blend of five fresh, spicy scents. Roll onto temples, neck, or wrists before starting your practice.

10 drops Idaho Grand Fir essential oil
10 drops Orange essential oil
5 drops Palo Santo essential oil
5 drops Copaiba essential oil
2 drops Clove essential oil
Enough V-6 or other carrier oil to fill bottle

Scent-sational perfume or cologne

If you love the smell of the woods, wear a drop or two for an outdoorsy perfume! Instead of layering jackets, layer Idaho Grand Fir with Patchouli or Cinnamon Bark for a warm, inviting scent. Pre-fir a sweeter blend? Just add Lemon, Tangerine, or Ylang Ylang. If you’re stumped on how to make a custom blend, read up on making your very own perfume or cologne!

Get campy

Go out on a limb and include Idaho Grand Fir as part of your camping essentials! Mix up equal parts water and white vinegar in a spray bottle and add 10–15 drops of Idaho Grand Fir essential oil. Use it to spray down and freshen up picnic tables and deck chairs!

Spent too much time in the sun? Add a drop each of Idaho Grand Fir and Lavender to your aloe vera gel for some mountain-scented skin care.

DIY with Idaho Balsam Fir

Diffuser Recipes with Idaho Grand Fir

HEY, TDO MEMBERS, DID YOU KNOW: We have oils that is labelled for food flavouring? Same oil, but different label, as required by Health Canada. It's called the PLUS line. Look for the bottle with the white label, with the (+) sign.  Want to know more about these oils? Log into our members hub and check it out here!