Fir Needle Oil


Fragrance Synthetic and Natural

No known benefits

Fir Needle Oil description

Volatile, fragrant oil that can cause skin sensitivity. According to the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, “The essential oil also acts as a rubefacient (counterirritant) and improves circulation when applied externally.” A counterirritant is defined as any ingredient that causes sensitisation or a mild swelling of the skin to alleviate uncomfortable symptoms deeper within skin.

Fir Needle Oil references

  • PDR for Herbal Medicines. 1st ed. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Company, Inc., 1998

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Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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