Siberian Fir Essential Oil (Abies sibirica)


Siberian Fir may also be referred to as silver fir, Abies sibirica var. sibirica. It is typically processed using steam or hydro distillation, or co2 select extraction as a method for extracting oil from the needles and twigs.


Siberian Fir Essential Oil smells beautifully coniferous, woody, clean and crisp.

Essential Facts

  • Aroma Description:

    Balsamic Coniferous Earthy Fresh Piney Soft Sweet Woody

  • Common Name(s): silver fir, Abies sibirica var. sibirica
  • Botanical Family: Pinaceae
  • Botanical Genus: Abies
  • Chemical Family: Esters, Monoterpenes
  • Major Compounds: Bornyl acetate, Camphene, A-Pinene, gamma-3-Carene, (+)-Limonene, Santene
  • Perfumery Note: Top - Middle
  • Consistency: Thin with an Oily Texture
  • Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
  • Color: Clear
  • Indigenous Country: Siberia
  • Cultivation: Distiller is Certified Organic
  • Processing Methods: Steam or Hydro Distillation, or CO2 Select Extraction
  • Part Typically Used: Needles and Twigs
  • Shelf Life: 3 - 4 years
  • Conservation Status:  [LC] Least Concern
    IUCN Red List category abbreviations (version 3.1, 2001)
  • Ethically and sustainably sourced Ethically and sustainably sourced
  • Organic Organic
  • Vegan Vegan

Essential Details

Cautions & Safety

Cautions when using Siberian Fir:

Tisserand and Young indicate that there is a low risk of skin sensitization when using Siberian Fir Essential Oil topically. They precaution to avoid use of the oil if it has oxidized. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 284-285.]

This essential oil poses a higher risk of causing irritation and sensitization when used in the bath. Avoid using it in the bath, even if it is solubilized/diluted.

Safety Precautions for Siberian Fir:

Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and be sure to first read the recommended dilution ratios for children. Consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

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