Fir Balsam

Bottle of alcohol or spirit of Balsam Fir with pine thorns

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Perfumed Spirit

Fir Balsam

Botanical Name : Abies Balsamea

Country of Origin : Canada

Olfactive Family : Balsamic

Harvester : Behave

Harvested Part : Needles

Main application : Diffusion

The perfumed spirit or alcoholate of Fir Balsam (Abies Balsamea) is an extract obtained by cold washing of the concrete of Fir Balsam made from the needles of the tree harvested in North America. This old method has been brought up to date by our chief sourceur, and allows us to get as close as possible to the original smell of the tree, and to retranscribe its entire olfactory spectrum.

Creamy and leathery, Fir Balsam Alcoholate is ideal for creating perfumes with character or simply to enhance your cosmetic creations. But above all, it will surprise you with its irresistible fragrance, both balsamic and burning.



Balsam Fir delivers a complex and surprisingly versatile note in perfumery. Here, its alcoholate instantly initiates a dialogue between a burnt, almost leathery wood facet and a smooth, enveloping effect. This contrast, so seductive at first, gradually harmonizes into a throbbing, burning heart. Like a perfume in itself, it comes to lavish fruity notes, sometimes candied, as well as floral and unexpected. This is the singularity of this fragrance, in that its olfactory evolution seems to be reversed : from a fierce and incisive wood, to a soft oriental freshness.


Notes :

Heart, Base

Associations :

Brings a smoky effect to a woody accord (Sandalwood / Patchouli), and a fruity touch in the heart alongside flowers such as Osmanthus.

Creations :

• “A*Men Ultimate”, Mugler
• Eau des Merveilles”, Hermès


Main emotions

A beautiful anti-depressant that increases psycho-emotional strength, transmits energy, courage and self-confidence. Go bring that little “love for life”.

Revitalizing action


• Sleep
• Stress
• Mental agitation
• Emotional deficiency
• Emotional instability
• Sadness

Tips for use

• a few drops on a ceramic pebble to place in a closet or a living room
• on a wet cloth, let it infuse, inhale deeply several times a day

For more details and to know if an oil is suitable for you and the best use for you, do not hesitate to contact an olfactotherapist.



Our experts are currently studying this extract (practical and technical analysis) and we will soon be able to give you more information.


For your safety and that of your loved ones, consider consulting a professional aromatherapist.

In food

Balsam Fir alcoholate does not currently have a FEMA* Number

*The FEMA number is an international food safety number. It is essential to be able to use them in food, without it, you are not allowed to consume them. Le Sourceur rejects any responsibility in case of non respect of these rules. Our alcoholates are also very concentrated in alcohol, it seems that they are ideal to use to create syrups, cocktails or any dish to be eaten cold, especially desserts. On the other hand and after many tests, their flash point seems too low to be of any interest in a hot dish, unless added after cooking, just before serving. Be careful with their use in the kitchen, too much of them can be dangerous. If in doubt, contact a specialist.

Product Information

General Characteristics

Type of culture : Traditional culture
Harvest : April to November
Extraction method : Cold washing of the concrete and then filtration
Production capacity : 30 kg per year
Type of product : Balsam Fir alcoholate 96% vol. alcohol
Alcohol used : Sugar beet alcohol at 96°.

Organoleptic characteristics

• Light to dark green alcoholate
• Scent fir balsam
• Mobile liquid appearance

Physical characteristics

• Density : 0.815 – 0.825
• Flash point : 15 °C +/- 5


• Linalool
• Limonene

product number

CAS registry Number : 85085-34-3
Batch Number : BAB/FRA/GAZ/0521
Shelf Life : 05/2024


Alcoholates are sensitive to UV radiation and to the progressive evaporation of their constituents. It is therefore imperative to keep them in a colored glass or aluminum bottle with a tight seal at a temperature between 5°C and 40°C.


Before any use of the alcoholates/spirits read imperatively the precautions for use.

Highly flammable liquid and vapors / Keep away from direct heat and flame / Causes severe eye irritation / May cause skin allergy / Harmful to aquatic organisms, causes long-term effects / IF ON SKIN: wash thoroughly with soap and water / IF ON EYES: apply vegetable oil liberally, then rinse with water / Keep out of reach of children / Do not use on pregnant or nursing women and children under 6 years of age.

The information provided on the Le Sourceur site is intended to be informative. They are derived from laboratory research and books published by health professionals but can in no way replace a doctor’s prescription. Le Sourceur declines all responsibility for self-medication.


on the internet

Wikipedia – Balsam Fir
Osmoz – Fir Balsam


Kathy Vandevelde for her expertise in olfactotherapy
Adrien Blanc for his expertise in perfume
Aurore Jouan for her expertise in olfactotherapy

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