Conifer essential oils are just wonderful. Not only do they smell like you're smack in the middle of a pine forest, but they have a multitude of medicinal and emotional benefits.
This post on Balsam Fir describes the essential oil's chemistry and medicinal uses.
If you're interested in immune stimulating effects--and a recipe for an inhaler that relieves a cold, sinus infection, or headache due to congested sinuses--the post on Engelman Spruce from Utah is for you.
And if you're interested in the more human side of conifer essential oils, like the amazing distillers who create them with such love, perhaps you'd like to hear about a wonderful Canadian distiller we visited a few years ago.
Want to learn more about Pine, Spruce and Fir essential oils, we offer an online class at Aromahead Institute called Component Blending. It is a more advanced course perfect for Aromatherapists who have a basic understanding of essential oil chemistry. During the class, you learn to make your own cream, bar soap, resin incense and so much more!