Santa Lucia fir essential oil has a wide range of benefits, including the ability to soothe inflammation, reduce pain, boost energy, lower stress levels, improve the odor of your home, protect the immune system, detoxify the body, eliminate body odor, speed healing and stimulate the metabolism. This oil has a number of cleaning and medicinal uses, primarily derived from the high levels of alpha-pinene, myrcene, limonene, borneol, and other antioxidants and active compounds.
Limonene, borneol, and alpha-pinene all function as antioxidants within Santa Lucia fir essential oil, and effectively seek out and neutralize free radicals within the body. These free radicals are dangerous, cancer-causing compounds that the body produces during cellular metabolism, and can lead to inflammation and chronic diseases. Antioxidants like those found in this essential oil can also prevent premature aging, improve cognition.
If you are suffering from chronic pain or inflammation as a result of an injury, chronic illness, or surgery, applying this oil topically to the affected area can be a quick and simple solution. The antioxidants found in the oil will be able to soothe inflammation and eliminate muscle spasms. This is why Santa Lucia fir essential oil is used as a massage oil, or as a pre- and post-workout remedy.
The burning of the sap from the Santa Lucia fir, purifies the air and acts as an excellent insect repellant. The extracted oils from the sap have been used topically to repel mosquitoes.