Douglas fir essential oil, NZ

NZ $11.50


Essential Oils: D - H


Douglas fir essential oil, NZ


Pseudotsuga menziesii




Clear to pale yellow liquid


Citrus, pine, woodsy, sweet

Plant part used

Needles and twigs

Extraction method

Steam distillation




New Zealand


Oil and alcohol

Usage rate

Skincare : 0.1 - 1%
Soapmaking: 1 - 3 %



Blends well with

Bergamot, orange, grapefruit, cedarwood, frankincense, lavender, cassia, clove bud



Palm oil


Animal tested


Description: Sustainably grown and processed in a world-class in-forest distillery in the Otago hills on the South Island of New Zealand. This means the raw materials used to create the oil are not transported far before distillation, minimising the carbon footprint.

The Douglas fir difference
With the floral and woodsy body expected of a conifer, the fresh notes of citrus set Douglas fir apart from its evergreen cousins. The pleasant, vibrant scent makes it uniquely suited for use in aromatherapy, cosmetic products and for the home.
Named after the botanist who introduced it to Europe in 1827, Douglas-fir belongs to neither the Fir or Pine families. It inhabits its own genus, Pseudosuga, meaning "False-hemlock" due to the species' similarity to other cone-bearing trees.

Common uses
: Douglas fir can be used in aromatherapy to create pleasant and calming environment. The aroma of Douglas fir oil can evoke feelings of relaxation, revitalisation, and a connection to nature, which can positively impact mood and emotional well-being.

Air freshening: The pleasant scent of Douglas fir essential oil can be used to naturally freshen indoor spaces. It can mask unpleasant odors and provide a forest-like ambiance, bringing a sense of nature indoors.

Cleaning and Disinfecting: Adding a few drops of Douglas fir essential oil to homemade cleaning solutions can help enhance their effectiveness in disinfecting surfaces and promoting a clean environment.

Holiday and seasonal themes: The aroma of Douglas fir is reminiscent of evergreen trees and forests, making it a popular choice for creating a festive atmosphere during holidays like Christmas. It can be used in diffusers, potpourri, and other decorative elements.

Insect repellent: Douglas fir is said to have natural insect-repellent properties. Incorporating Douglas fir essential oil into outdoor sprays or diffusers may help deter insects from outdoor spaces.

Energising and focus: The invigorating scent of Douglas fir oil may help promote alertness and mental clarity. Diffusing the oil in workspaces or study areas might help enhance focus and productivity.

Safety data: Avoid during pregnancy; skin irritant (dilute before using externally); may trigger epileptic seizures in susceptible individuals.

Packaging - See our blog on our commitment to sustainable packaging.
Our essential oils come in amber glass bottles with dripulator caps:
5ml and 20ml with an 18 neck dripulator cap, either white or black, depending on stock availability.
30ml, 50ml, 100ml, 250ml, with a 28 neck white dripulator cap (except for oils that are too thick for a dripulator, which have a black open pour cap).
500g and 1kg options come in an aluminium bottle; 5L comes in a plastic jerrycan.
If you need precise drops for your products we suggest you buy our 5ml or 20ml dropper bottles and transfer the oils or buy our disposable or glass pipettes

Important note: The information provided is for educational purposes only.
It is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.

General safety information: Do not take any essential oils internally.
Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin.
Essential oils should be avoided in pregnancy due to their possible skin sensitising effects.
If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner.
Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses.
It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children.
A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before.

All our products are for external use only.


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