Balsam fir has a fresh, woody and earthy scent that can help reduce stress. Balsam fir is primarily used for sore, fatigued muscles as a natural pain reliever. It can be applied topically mixed with a carrier oil or lotion. Balsam fir is also used to treat respiratory infections, sore throats and arthritis. It can help detoxify the body and improve bone health. When diffused and inhaled balsam fir has a grounding effect on the body allowing you to relax, while also being stimulating to the mind. Balsam fir blends well with cedarwood, lemon, lavender and chamomile.