Latin Name:  Pseudotsuga menziesii

Part of Plant:  Needle

Country of Origin: Argentina

Method of Production:  Steam distillation


Pseudotsuga menziesii, also known as Douglas Fir, Western Fir, or Oregon Pine, is an evergreen conifer that is a member of the pine or Pinaceae botanical family.  Named as the state tree of Oregon, it is native to western North America and is considered to be an invasive plant in New Zealand.  The trees were originally a member of the Abies genus but were eventually separated out into their own genus due to their very distinctive cone shape and are not considered to be a true fir.  Douglas Fir is a valuable timber tree in North America as well as a popular choice by many to use as Christmas trees.


Douglas Fir essential oil has a fresh, uplifting aroma that has a rich piney scent with a hint of lemon, that blends well with citrus, spice, and other fir oils.  It is popular, used both alone and added to oils such as Orange, Cinnamon, and Clove, for scenting the room during the Holiday season.  Try diffusing with Lemon, Lime, Black Spruce, and Tea Tree for a clean, invigorating aroma to freshen the air.


Usage ideas:

  • Add a few drops of essential oils to a diffuser, cotton round, or a tissue.

  • Dilute to 1% in your choice of carrier oils to make a face serum or body oil.  Apply a small amount to damp skin after washing to help seal in moisture.  

  • Add 5-15 drops to 1 oz. of your choice of carrier oils to make a massage oil.

  • Mix a few drops with an unscented liquid soap or bubble bath and add to the tub when filling. 

For convenience on the go…

  • Properly dilute with your choice of carrier oils in a roller bottle.

  • Add up to a total of 15 drops of essential oils to a personal aromatic inhaler (aroma stick).



Skin sensitization if oxidized; old or oxidized oils should be avoided.  Should be stored in a cool, dark place, preferably a refrigerator.  If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, please consult with a healthcare professional prior to use.  Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.  Keep out of reach of children and pets.  If swallowed, seek medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center.  Do not use undiluted essential oils topically.  Possible skin sensitivity.  Do not use on broken skin.  Watch for any possible interactions or side effects.  Discontinue use if any reaction including skin irritation occurs and if condition persists, seek medical attention.  Be sure you are familiar with all safety precautions including any recommended dermal maximums before use.  



This product is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  The information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and is for educational and informational purposes only.  These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).



Sheppard-Hanger, S. (1995). The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual. Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy


Tisserand, R. and Young, R. (2014). Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition. Churchill Livingstone