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SILVER FIR

The silver fir is significantly more weather-resistant than the more widely spread spruce. It can withstand storms and droughts and stabilises the forest floor thanks to its deep roots. In the era of climate change, the silver fir is increasingly being used in sustainable forestry and is seen as a beacon of hope for the sustainable forestation of high mountain regions.

We transform the fragrant fir needles into a high-quality essential oil, obtaining this purely natural product suitable for a wide range of applications. You can buy our organically certified silver fir oil in our Natur-Shop in Unterreinswald or directly online here.

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Botanical name
Abies alba

Common name
European silver fir

Plant family
Pine family (Pinaceae)

Distribution
Up to 1,800 m above sea level

Plant height
Approx. 50 metres

Age
Up to 600 years

Harvest
From the end of May until the end of October

Plant parts
Needles, twig tips and cones

Extraction method
Steam distillation; about 1 litre of essential oil is obtained from approx. 400 kg of chopped silver fir twigs

Scent profile
Fresh, clear, woody and balsamic

Base note
Unifying and harmonising

In the fairy-tale forest

The silver fir conveys clarity and freshness. Free your thoughts!

Small measures are not for you. Your territory covers around 80 km2 and you would like to make it the biggest territory of all. Not a single thing escapes your sharp eagle eyes and you can survey your entire hunting range down to the last corner. You have a bird’s eye view. Your sphere of influence is powerful. You are the king of the birds of prey. You are the golden eagle.

From up above you look down at the world that lies below. Totally free and unbridled, you move through the endless airspace. Your territory is not limited to the entire forest area below. Your highest realm is the sky. It belongs to you alone. You are the sovereign of the skies. You are the golden eagle.

There’s no one above you. No one can fly as high and far as you. As you continue to glide in your all-powerful state, an unforeseen danger suddenly appears. A huge shadow spreads over you from behind. When you look up, it’s already too late. A huge yellow thing covers your wings and paralyses you. You cannot see anymore. Your limbs are clamped. Who dares to make you crash? After all, you are the golden eagle!

Your wild fluttering can only partially soften the unavoidable fall. Luckily, you land in a dense fir forest which cushions your fall and rescues you. You hit the ground a little softer than expected. And you are still caught in this strange thing that has completely entangled you. With your sharp claws, you manage to rip the thing open and break through. Your beak does the rest. These are the weapons of a golden eagle.

You think you have freed yourself from the trap that almost cost you your life. But there is a fine cord wrapped tightly around your left wing that you are unable to untie. You can’t reach it with your beak. As you try with your claws, you suddenly fall back and land on the sensitive back of your head. What is going on? You’ve never felt so disempowered and victimised. You, the golden eagle.

You have always simply escaped problems and unpleasant conflicts. However, at this moment you can’t even manage to get up. Flying seems impossible. Your wing is paralysed. The more you try to flap your wings, the tighter the string pulls around your wing. Is there no escape? You lie exhausted on the forest floor and look up. Towards the path of the fallen golden eagle.

You also see the tree that broke your fall. You’ve hardly ever looked at a fir tree from below. It has such a strong supporting trunk. And countless branches and needles that hide under the highest layer. You hadn’t realised how big and tall a fir of this kind could grow. From above, all trees seemed so small and insignificant. And also, such an impressive mass hides under this fine needle roof. For the first time you see the splendour and beauty of this tree. It is a silver fir.

The sight of the fir calms you. Your breathing has slowed. This tree has just saved you from the worst ending. It has caught you and rescued you. Its fresh scent gives you relaxation and clarity. Your paralysed limbs have now relaxed and so has the string. You suddenly see a loose thread string near your head. You manage to seize the end of it with your beak. Calmly, and with the greatest care, you begin to unwind the string from your body. Very gently. Step by step.

The last piece of string is finally loose and you are free again! Freedom was always a guarantee for you. If not integrity. As the largest bird of prey in the Alps, you know no danger. But this surprising accident has taught you something. You are vulnerable too. You too can fall from the sky. You pull yourself upwards and sit on a strong branch of the silver fir a few metres further up. You give yourself time to recover. And you will forever be grateful to it. The silver fir, the saviour of the golden eagle.

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Sustainability, organic quality and regionality in 1st place

Our favorite:
Silver fir organic essential oil 10ml

Our silver fir essential oil is a 100% pure, natural, certified organic product. Using natural raw materials from the Sarntal Valley, we create a true miracle cure for body, mind and soul in our in-house distillery.
Silver fir grows at 1,800 metres above sea level, giving the oil its benefits and scent. Thanks to its deep roots, the plant is very strong and its active ingredients provide immunity against viruses and bacteria. The scent of silver fir is balsamic and woody, unifying and harmonising.
With our organic silver fir oil, you can experience the breath of the mountains even at home!

€10.40

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