Do you find that you breathe better when you’re hiking in a forest, or talking a walk in a wooded place? It might be because of the trees themselves, which in the Canadian forest often produce organic compounds that help open up the lungs; the balsam fir tree is no exception. The balsam fir tree essential oil possesses respiratory and antispasmodic virtues, and works also especially effectively against gastric and abdominal pains. The oil of the fir balsam tree also soothes rheumatic, arthritic and neuralgic pains. Finally, this essential oil also helps wounds, cuts and ulcers heal faster.