Winter Harvest – Part 1

Oct 8th, 2012 | Category: Young Living Product Blog

Participating in last winter’s Balsam Fir Harvest was an amazing experience that gave me a new appreciation for the dedication of Young Living’s distributors and the lengths the company will go to produce the highest quality oils. Before attending the event, colleagues warned me that the harvest was no easy task, so I was prepared for hard work and helping out where needed. Almost immediately I suspected their warnings may have been understated.

On my first day at the farm, Gary asked me if I could handle a chainsaw.  Being a big, brawny former football player, I thought I could manage. He quickly assigned me to cut limbs from trees that fell into a gulley not far from camp. With snow up to my thighs, I cut away at the limbs all day long while trying to keep my balance on the rough slope. Fighting fatigue and the elements, I hoisted the heavy chainsaw over tree trunks and limbs, making sure I got to every branch. After we cut the limbs, they were loaded onto a wagon for the draft horses to pull out of the gulley. Watching those powerful, majestic animals pull the heavy wagon up the gulley hillside was an experience I’ll never forget. By the end of the day, I was exhausted, but the connection I felt with the land and the satisfaction of taking on and accomplishing new challenges were worth far more than all the effort.

By the end of the day, everyone was exhausted and ready for a warm supper back at camp. Evenings brought an opportunity to relax, forge new friendships, and listen to Gary share his knowledge and expertise about the oils.

Comment below by the end of the day on Friday for a chance to receive a bottle of balsam fir. Be sure to read next week’s blog for more of Brian’s experiences harvesting and more on the new Idaho blue spruce essential oil that was launched at convention.

Brian White—YL Senior Product Manager

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457 Responses to “Winter Harvest – Part 1”

  1. Robin Gunter says:

    Sounds like a wonderful life time experience. Watching big draft horses work is always amazing.

  2. Georgia Watson says:

    I look forward to the day when I can particiate in one of the harvests. Balsam Fir is a great oil and one I really like.

    • Vicki-Lynne Jost says:

      I love Balsam Fir. It makes you feel good inside and out. Thank you for working so hard at the harvest,

    • neila schwartz says:

      I use this oil a lot it is part of DNA repair and I am looking forward to have a chance to be there during the harvest.

    • Sam says:

      I have yet to try this essential oil and have even just begun my journey with Young Living, but loving every minute of it! I’d be ecstatic to win this! 3

    • Kerri says:

      Wow this would be so exciting. I don’t use this oil and would like knowing more of its uses!

    • Kathy says:

      I have not tried Balsam Fir and would love the opportunity to check out its healing powers.

  3. Joe Debbie DiPuma says:

    Sounds like a fantastic opportunity, to work alongside Gary learn from his expertise!

  4. Christie says:

    I would love a bottle of balsam fir to try out and see all the benefits it has for our family.

  5. Donna Grace says:

    What an amazing experience! I love the scent of Balsam Fir.

    • Kelly Fenner says:

      Thanks for the word images! I miss the mountains and Balsam Fir, Pine, Cedar and Spruce oils all evoke precious memories!

  6. Pat says:

    Wow, way to Brian! I find the scent very refreshing!

  7. Diane S says:

    Thanks so much for your hard work! Many of us are grateful recipients.

  8. Judy Subirats says:

    I really like that this company is so hands on with creating their products. Its really eye opening. I like the videos and blot updates, and look forward to opportunities to participate in future. Meanwhile, thank you for sharing your experiences with us.

  9. Darlene Brown says:

    I can’t imagine a more heart warming experience then that. Hard work, cold temperatures, warm food and learning about the oils.
    I hope to be able to experience that one day.

  10. Rosene Hess says:

    I too wish for an opportunity to participate in one of the balsam harvests. I am not a brawny man, but I could do the cooking!!

  11. Helga Culbert says:

    I am new to the oils and I would love to start using them. Balsam fir was always one of my favorite scents.

  12. Janet Baca says:

    How cool was that? What a great experience! Thank you for sharing and allowing us to re-live the smell of the fabulous balsam fir trees and each time we use the oils, respect the work for each drop!

  13. Jamie Boyer says:

    Sounds awesome! I am a newbie with Young Living, but I’m excited to learn.

  14. Elizabeth Rabuck says:

    It sounds like an awesome experience!! Hopefully one day my husband and I can experience together. We’ll have to keep working on our stamina and strength!! Balsam Fir is such a wonderfully fragrant oil that I like.

  15. Elizabeth Rabuck says:

    It sounds like an awesome experience!! Hopefully one day my husband and I can experience together. We’ll have to keep working on our stamina and strength!! Balsam Fir is such a wonderfully fragrant healing oil that I like.

  16. Marci Blasi says:

    Love Idaho Balsam Fir, and hoping this is the winter I’ll get to join in the harvest!

  17. Cindy Cole says:

    I love the Idaho Balsam Fir. The healing power is so great with sciatic and other issues like that. The smell also reminds me of my childhood when my grandmother had a pillow stuffed with balsam fir needles.

  18. celeste says:

    The balsam Fir harvest is on my LIST. I’m working to create the Young Living business that easily supports all the YOUNG LIVING opportunities I want to attend… and participate in.
    I want to clean the Percherons hooves after a hards days work.
    We had a Percheron mare when I was a kid.
    I am studying every day what the REAL Leaders in Young Living do to build their business and help others achieve wellness, purpose and abundance.
    I hope I can point north in January
    celeste/ Los Angeles

  19. Joy Owens says:

    That entire experience sounds so invigorating! I think its awesome that horses are used for that!

  20. Pauline Hall says:

    Hoping to be part of the balsam Harvest in 2013 it is a great oil and one I really love a lot!

  21. Jasmine Oram says:

    I’m so excited to read the next blog post about this – it’s almost like being there yourself. I really want to go to the winter harvest this year and have all these life changing experiences everyone keeps talking about! 3 I’d find some way to make myself useful there even though I’m not all that physically strong, haha.

  22. Kathy says:

    Love reading about your experience harvesting the Balsam Firs!

  23. Jacqueline Dubois says:

    My sister, The Organic Housewife, turned me on to cleaning my floors with water, vinegar, and my favorite essential oil. I think using Balsam would be PERFECT for this time of year… and it may actually excite me for winter… MAY being the key word…hahaha.

  24. Jennifer Jaworski says:

    never used any of these oils but hear wonderful things about them. would love to try

  25. Linda says:

    I truly do enjoy learning about where the oils comes from. Plus I get to learn how Balsam Firs gets in the bottle. To me that is the most important aspect of Young Living oils. Thanks so much for sharing.

  26. Sharon Meyer says:

    I would love to try this!

  27. Linda Reinwald says:

    On my route to a healthy life style which will physically allow me to attend a harvest.

  28. Sue says:

    The smell of firs reminds me of skiing near the tree line. Leaves me feeling both energetic and serene.

  29. Rebecca says:

    Woohoo! If I win this, I won’t have to cut down a tree to use for Christmas this year I can just put a few drops in an atomizer and presto! Instant Christmas!

  30. Marleen Eastin says:

    It is interesting to hear where it all starts. Love the smell of balsam fir!

  31. Sheila Wilson says:

    Your harvesting experience of Balsam Firs sounds great!

  32. Michael fera says:

    Love this!! Would love to participate

  33. Wendy Hunter says:

    Sounds intriguing! It is amazing what goes into harvesting these wonderful oils. Your growers are truly dedicated people!

  34. Wendy Hunter says:

    Sounds intriguing! It is amazing what goes into harvesting these wonderful oils. Your growers are truly dedicated people!

  35. Jennifer says:

    Wow, unique and tiring experience!

  36. Theresa says:

    WOW! Amazing experience! Thank you for helping with the harvest and for sharing your story!!!

  37. Kenzie says:

    Would love to try the balsam fir oil!!

  38. Irene says:

    Blessings and a huge thank you to all who work so hard to get this incredible essential oil to all of us who are unable to participate in the harvest. I use Idaho Balsam Fir everynight to help me sleep.

  39. Terri says:

    Hope some day I too can experience the harvest. I love the scent of Balsam Fir.

  40. Mary Ruhland says:

    Ah, to work the land like that, to feel so close to hard work and integrity, what a great experience!

  41. Aaryn says:

    I too love the smell of this oil. I also have been reading it can be used with dogs who have seizures, as a friend of mines dog is now having seizures and I am hoping to get a bottle of this to her to aid in his recovery and to use during Healing Touch sessions.

  42. Yvonne Fulciniti says:

    Love my Balsam Fir! It’s probably in my top 5 favs. Needing another bottle, thanks for the opportunity to possibly win one. Yahoo! Would be very interested to participate in the harvest one day.

  43. Michele says:

    Great blog! Love Balsam Fir

  44. sue brown says:

    I love Young Living products! use several every day !

  45. Amber says:

    I love Young Living’s commitment to each and every oil. It is something so special that it makes it an honor to be able to share about it.

  46. linda says:

    this is my DREAM OIL! this is the oil i use in my yoga practice to help my clients. it brings a state of true CALM to everyone and is especially good with the cooler weather setting in and the focus on supporting the lungs. moreover, this oil works on a very deep level to help ease anxiety. this fall [ winter] we can all stand tall like the fir trees and breath easily supporting our respiratory system and using this beautiful oil. nature is true perfection. ♥

  47. Annie Griswold says:

    What a great story!! Thank you for sharing. I love the smell of Balsam Fir. zone of my absolute favorites!

  48. Cassandra Dippold says:

    Never tried it looking fwd to a chance to win to try.

  49. Tori says:

    Reading this gives further appreciation for the process and care of how the essence of these oils are gathered

  50. KATHLEEN says:

    Brian was a great addition to the team as we all worked to harvest these magnificent trees to make our precious oils. It is my belief that everyone should experience a harvest at least once but be careful you might get addicted like Dave and I are! It is a life changing experience!

  51. Beatriz says:

    I’m fairly new to the awesome Young Living oils. Thanks for the opportunity.

  52. Adam says:

    Plan on being there this year!

  53. Joan Errington says:

    Balsam Fir or any of the “woods” essential oils always makes me feel like I am on a nature hike or out camping somewhere. Very relaxing and back to nature. Blessings.

  54. Sheila Hahn says:

    Some of my most precious memories are from the mountains of Idaho growing up in a logging family. I can almost smell the fir trees now. I love Young Living Oils.

  55. Christina says:

    Well worth the effort!

  56. Shyila says:

    I love the smell of balsam fir, would love to have a chance some day to get out to a harvest.

  57. M. Smith says:

    I think the harvest would be a fun experience…work, yes, but a chance to collaborate with good people. It is definitely something I want to participate in.

    I use the balsam fir oil in a muscle relaxing blend for my grandmother. She says is is very helpful.

  58. Lisa says:

    A dear friend also went on a balsam fir harvest and loved it! Would be awesome to experience as a family!

  59. Kandi says:

    I’m using Balsam Fir for help with RA! How exciting to be part of a harvest!

  60. Sharon says:

    Wonderful story. FANTASTIC oils! Thank you, Gary, for all that you do!!!

  61. Dawn says:

    Wonderful unique opportunity to work for something you love. Thanks for the hard work from someone who couldn’t be there.

  62. Anna says:

    Living on the farm and working with animals every day makes me appreciate them all the more. Working the land is such an amazing experience. I think it would be so awesome to spend time with Gary learning how to harvest the plants that turn into these awesome oils! I especially love IBF for use for my headaches and any other pain I experience. Amazing oils! Thank you Gary Young and Young Living!

  63. Gini says:

    Oh I love love love the smell of balsam fir! And that sounds like a very fulfilling day- don’t know what I would do if I lived where the snow ever got that deep. Fun!

  64. Erika Kuciw says:

    I have never used Balsam Fir oil, but would love to try it out!

  65. Libbie says:

    makes me long for a trip to the mountains. A bottle would help transport me!

  66. Angela A says:

    What a cool experience!

  67. Janet says:

    Very nice blog and description of the balsam trees experience. We live in Florida, so we do not get those around here, unless we go to a temporary tree farm at Christmas time. Our goal is to increase our Essential Oils and balsam is on the list. Thanks

  68. jenn huff says:

    i am sure this oil smells heavenly. amazing to be able to use something so natural in a world full of fakes and substitutions.

  69. Faye Durham says:

    I appreciate all the work that goes into harvesting the oils. I’d love to participate in the harvest someday. I love the smell of Balsam fir and its calming effects.

  70. Marilyn Gossett says:

    Love the balsam fir, and all the evergreen oils. Really love The Gift oil!

  71. Ann Gaylord says:

    What an awe-inspiring experience.

  72. Nicole Hale says:

    Knowing how much time, energy, blood, sweat and tears go into each bottle makes it worth far more!!! Love this oil!

  73. Jan says:

    Beautiful Brian, thank you. I can almost feel, hear and see from your description as if I was there too. I love Balsam Fir. I use it and Lavender for allergies.

  74. Carolyn Zimmermann says:

    Putting a harvest on my bucket list or sure. What an incredible time it must be…

  75. Julie D says:

    I’ve always heard such good things about harvest. Those who are able to participate are so lucky!

  76. Julie Fenstermaker says:

    I love this oil! I love all the oils!
    I could not live without them!!!!:)

  77. Dawn Thies says:

    I would LOVE to go to one of these harvests. But I am no lumberjack. Do they take volunteers to cook the camp supper??

  78. Lori Thuestad says:

    This is on my bucket list…but hopefully I’ll be able to do it many times!!!

  79. Christine Berthiaume says:

    I’am using this oil and like it …

  80. anne custino says:

    This is natures answer to tylenol

  81. Bethany Nelson says:

    What an inspiration and a better understanding for thos precious drop of oil

  82. Shelley House says:

    I would love nothing more than to experience the adventure of harvesting and gathering. To have participated in this adventure must have been awesome.

  83. Sonja says:

    I am from Idaho and am excited that there are awesome Young Living oils from Idaho as well! St. Marie’s Lavender, Idaho Balsam Fir, Idaho Tansy, and I am hearing great things and looking forward to trying Idaho Blue Spruce! Idaho Balsam Fir is in one of my favorite blends: Believe

  84. Shelley says:

    Always looking to further my connection with the earth and the oils. Balsam Fir is pure magic.

  85. hannah says:

    This oil has been on my “to buy” list for a while.

  86. Danielle Ludwig says:

    What a beautiful story!! What a wonderful experience to be a part of!! It sure makes life fantastic when you can enjoy something like that. I have never been part of something like that but when I was young girl we would go hunt for a christmas tree in the bush so I can completely see and feel where you are and what you were feeling. Being in the bush brings you back to nature and to be able to extract something amazing from that is an enlightening experience!! Thank you for sharing your story with us and I look forward to your next post!!

  87. Jennifer Clark says:

    I love this oil!! We use it for lots of different things. Very soothing…

  88. DeAnne says:

    I love reading about YLEO experiences and look forward to the day I can participate in one of their harvests as well! These seem like truly memorable experiences we all need to participate in at least once in our lifetime!

  89. Kristi says:

    What an adventure! I loved reading your post.

  90. Tammitha says:

    magic in a bottle…

  91. Melissa Brown says:

    What a fulfilling experience! It really makes one appreciate every single drop of these wonderful oils!

  92. Diana says:

    Love it when a new essential oil is brought to my attention. I am very curious and look forward to the benefits of Balsam Fir. So palms up for positivity that I have a chance to receive a free bottle!

  93. Kevin says:

    What an amazing experience! Thanks for sharing!!

  94. crystal mohr says:

    balsam fir smells lovely

  95. Nancy says:

    Great story! Would love to try the oil.

  96. Garnet says:

    I LOVE Balsam Fir Essential Oil!! I use it as a perfume and always get comments! When I retire I’d like to get more involved in the harvesting, etc of the plants for the oils…..

  97. Ladonna Beals says:

    I love Balsam Fir and have used it on an injured shoulder. It reduces my pain.

  98. Anne Lee says:

    I love Idaho Balsam Fir, especially when everyone around me has a cold. One of these days, I will get to go to the Balsam Fir Days to work.

  99. Alanna says:

    That sounds like an awesome experience that you will remember forever.

  100. Karen says:

    I am a New YL DT and so loving my oils:) I would Love to Participate some day in the Harvest!

  101. Crissy B. says:

    You’re story helps paint a beautiful picture for a relative newbie of what goes into this oil. I have some on order and can’t wait for it to come!

  102. Shanna says:

    I’ve never used this oil. But it’s always nice to have an oppurtunity to use and learn about new oils.

  103. Valerie says:

    I’d love to have a bottle of this oil!

  104. Janet Hamilton says:

    Amazing story. I love Draft Horses.

  105. Tina says:

    As I learn more more about all the oils, I just want all of them. I can’t wait to harvest!

  106. Tatiana says:

    How cool to be a part of the process like that and feel that much more connected to the oils.

  107. Sarah says:

    I love reading about peoples experiences helping out on the farms. I miss farming myself somedays! So excited to be a part of the YL family!

  108. Sherri says:

    That would be awesome. Balsam Fir is my favorite oil of all. I had a very painful heel-spur for over a year. I was told the only thing that would take the pain away was surgery. After 10 days of using Balsam Fir my heel-spur was completely gone. I am very thankful for Gary Young and Young living esstential oil. God is Good!!

  109. michelle reid says:

    Hope to get to a harvest in the future~~love the smell of the Balsam Fir~

  110. Amy says:

    Would love to have some Balsam fir to have a Holiday scent!

  111. Margot says:

    I don’t have this oil yet and would love to win it! The harvest experience sounds tiring but awesome!

  112. Christi Mueller says:

    Definitely want this!

  113. Jennie says:

    Sounds like a physically challenging day-and serves as a reminder of all of the labor that goes into one bottle of oil.

  114. Sandra Mercier says:

    Great story ! Winter is a good season to use Balsam Fir on achy muscles after days of skiing or injuries.

  115. Darlene Truman says:

    As a fairly new distributor am looking forward to trying Balsam Fir oil. Sounds awesome!

  116. Heather11 says:

    What a great experience. Love hearing about oils and their uses.

  117. Rachel says:

    It smells heavenly. Earlier this year in OKC, Gary Young touted a quart size jar of it!

  118. Laura Speicher says:

    After reading the blog, I can image being there to experience the harvesting and seeming the balsam firs. I have yet to purchase the oils, but it will be on this months “must have” list.

  119. Marijo Clemons says:

    Thank you all for all of your hard work and dedication!

  120. Ellen Mayer says:

    I can only imagine how heavenly this smells. It would be great to use in my diffuser over the holidays!

  121. Michelle Proper says:

    Balsam Fir was the very first essential oil I ever bought many years ago. I never realized how much effort it takes to make this magical scent and now I can appreciate it all the more. I used to put a few drops in a pot of water on my wood stove so the whole house was scented like a forest 🙂

  122. Jessica Bise says:

    It was so wonderful to read this blog!! I so admire the painstaking task involved in creating the best oils on the market. I look forward to a day where I will be able to come join one of the harvest events!!

  123. Ethel says:

    I love this oil i use it in my diffuser alot it makes me feel so good!

  124. Melissa Schmidt says:

    Sounds like a hard job, but worth all af the hard work in the end. Think of all the people that will be helped by you doing that work Can’t wait to read the next part of the story!

  125. lori says:

    Would love to try Balsam fir )

  126. Katie Breen says:

    I haven’t tried it yet. I bet it smells wonderful !

  127. Cindy says:

    The Little Fir Tree is one of my favorite Christmas stories. I can almost smell the balsam fir in the air.

  128. Renae says:

    I think it is amazing how much time and effort goes into these oils. It is a true labor of love to bring such pure oils to the world.

  129. Molly Friesen says:

    I always did love the smell of balsam. It sure is nice to bring the scent of the forest inside.

  130. Crissy B. says:

    Your story paints a beautiful picture of what goes into this oil! I have some on order and look forward to trying it!!!

  131. GladysMae Norris says:

    A hard days work would SO be worth it to get to hear Gary Young share his stories. I have listened to his cd’s over over. And I just love the story of how he discovered this beautiful, amazing oil.

  132. Krystal H says:

    Excited to try this oil…. this one we have never had before!

  133. Naomi says:

    Would love to have more of this awesome oil. This was one of my first purchases when I started using YL. Such a great scent for this time of year )

  134. Jane hicks says:

    Love the Balsm Fir oil. I even used it on my dog that had cancer. Many great uses for this oil!

  135. Autumn Tingle says:

    I have been wanting to try this oil for a while!!

  136. Tara Mattila says:

    I would love to own this oil! It is on my “to buy” list . . . but so are SO MANY others!

  137. Kathie Johnson says:

    LOVE the harvest! LOVE Idaho Balsam Fir! Best cure for headaches that I’ve ever tried. Also…smells like “heaven in a bottle” to quote my daughter when I asked her what she thot of it. I have to agree. SO wonderful!

  138. Jerri says:

    I would to one day particpate in the harvest. I can just smell those trees and the mountain air. Road trip

  139. Cathy Gergen says:

    Thank you for sharing your harvest experience. It sounds incredible. Balsam Fir is a wonderful oil.

  140. karl moberg says:

    This is one oil I must have forbthe holiday season, cant wait to difuse it

  141. Chelsie Bowden says:

    I’ve heard Balsam Fir is great for sore muscles.

  142. Simone Lopez says:

    Wow! That sounds like such an amazing experience! I would love to take part in one of the harvests as well. I think it would be a moving experience to see where our healing oils start out and be able to have a firm understanding and respect for all the hard work that goes into retrieving these oils. They have already changed my life in such a huge amount, I just want to shout to the world to get into young living! Congrats on the amazing harvest

  143. miles says:

    i love idaho balsam fir, i have horrible neck muscles since a whiplash accident 5 yrs ago. they tighten up and cause tremendous headaches and idaho balsam fir loosens them up better then anything else does. love this oil and the smell is great also.

  144. Diane Edwards says:

    Balsam Fir is an oil I use daily! I have watched the DVD of the harvest and can only imagine the aroma in the air! It brings a peace to my soul!

  145. Charlotte Lakies says:

    Loved reading about the Balsam Fir. I am new to Young Living essential oils and am amazed at how much better I feel.

  146. Sarah A. says:

    What an amazing experience! I would love to do this!

  147. Tanya Patterson says:

    This is one I have not tried yet but would be so excited to win one, use it and write about it

  148. Clara Risenmay says:

    To participate in the Balsam Fir Harvest would be a great experience. We’ve had the privilege of attending the YL meetings Gary Young has done in Spokane Coeur d’Alene, ID. during the last 2 year’s harvests. We are so grateful to have Idaho Balsam Fir EO. When my husband applies it to his arthritic wrist, it stops the ache immediately! Such a blessing to him! We never want to be without it. Thank you, Gary!

  149. Lonna says:

    Sounds like a great experience! Fresh air, cut wood, had to do wonders for the senses. Thanks for your part in bringing this oil to us. I have yet to try Balsam Fir, it is on my ‘to get’ list.

  150. Sparkle says:

    Balsam Fir keeps my hands from hurting after a long day on the farm. It smells so good and I think I’m relaxed after the use. It had to be a major point in your life to be able to work on the farm. Gary is so kind in sharing his knowledge. God Bless you.

  151. rachel says:

    love this oil! I use it on my skin when it’s itching uncontrollably from my dermagraphism! stops it instantly.

  152. Deb says:

    Working for Parks and Recreation I love the crisp scent of all the tree’s especially in the fall, but Balsam Fir is my favorite!

  153. Heather Brock says:

    Never met a Young Living oil I didn’t like.

  154. Elizabeth Yenca says:

    Sounds like a great time. Would love to participate one day!

  155. Donna Dchaffer says:

    I would love to try some of the balsam fir on my tendonitis..I need another oil to try since I haven’t been able to get deep relief for me or my clients

  156. Melanie Cook says:

    I would love to win this free 15ml Balsam Fir … will be a great scent in my home for this Christmas season!!

  157. Lee Ann says:

    Love these products! Participation in a harvest sounds like an awesome experience!

  158. anna Mastrogiovanni says:

    Thank you for all your hard labor and to all those who help harvest so we can have healthier happy lives

  159. Ann Fruits says:

    Balsam Fir is SO uplifting! We love to put it in our diffuser to freshen the air!

  160. Lindy says:

    I, in fact, was just being told a story by Heike Albers ( about her wonderful experiences planting the fir trees wih Gary Young. She has me convinced that I need Balsam Fir for my sore muscles.

  161. Pauline D says:

    I love hearing about how the oils come to us. Thanks for all the hard work!

  162. Gail Pochylko says:

    I love Idaho Balsam Fir; it is my go-to oil used in my pain cap when I need to alleviate sciatica.

  163. Jes Johnson says:

    Thanks for the post! Beautifully described, I felt the awe and the accomplishment you experienced. Makes me love being a part of the YL family!

  164. Donna says:

    Gary’s oils are all great. I would love to have the opportunity to try each and every one of them.

  165. Mary says:

    I love the smell of Balsam Fir all year round.

  166. Meg says:

    I love Young Living products and would love to win this great oil!! Balsam Fir is a great oil to diffuse during the holiday season. Not to mention, a great way to introduce others to oils and young living products!

  167. Judy Ludlum says:

    I enjoy hearing about the process! Makes me appreciate my oils even more.

  168. debbie swenson says:

    My favorite smell! I can’t wait to smell this one and infuse in my house! The only thing I like about winter……the smell of the winter trees! I would love to win this….if ya couldn’t tell! ; )

  169. Linda Lee says:

    Idaho Balsam Fir is the oil which helped with the pain of an injured knee ! While using Balsam Fir I inadvertantly opened my sinuses and I have no more sinus infection ! Wow ! How can it get any better than that ?

  170. Drew Hemler says:

    I would love to be able to attend. What an inspiration! Someday….

  171. Sarah monsoon says:

    would LOVE to be a part of harvest. My whole family would benefit from it i am sure.

  172. Christy McCort says:

    I am new to Young Living and would love to try this oil!!

  173. Debra Blackburn says:

    Praying to participate in Harvest. Blessings to Gary Young, his family and all the YL Distributors Employees around the world. I am so blessed to be part of this amazing Healing Company!

  174. Amanda Finlayson says:

    I love this oil use it everyday! Great for general
    Aches and pain and inflammation !

  175. Patricia says:

    I love all the oils but Idaho Balsam Fir is one of my favorites. I love the evergreen smell it is so fresh and pure.

  176. Dana Cammack says:

    Isn’t this in Believe? LOVE that blend! I’d also love to try this single oil

  177. Charla Sirtoff says:

    Love this oil and use it on any arthritis issues including my dog.

  178. Lysette Hill says:

    Sounds amazing! I would love to participate in something so beautiful!

  179. Diane Ebert says:

    This oil helps me get ‘grounded’ when life gets stressed. I smell it and it is so wonderful. We visited St Marie’s Lavender and Melissa farm in late June about 2 years ago. Gorgeous and there was still residual balsam fir in the lower distillery area. Thank you for all you do Dr Gary Young!

  180. Purely Gorgrous says:

    I LOVE balsam fir. I haven’t tried it in any of my scrubs yet but I would like to. Perfect scent in time for the holidays, and best of all it’s natural!

  181. Vivian Bullion says:

    Your efforts and energy that went into the balsam fir harvest are so greatly appreciated! What a gift to be a part of that experience.

    I love how the scent of Balsam Fir brings me to a place of serenity and comfort. What a wonderful oil!

  182. Kelly Carruth says:

    Very cool blog!

  183. Laurie says:

    Love this smell, so great to bring the outside inside our lives!

  184. Sandy says:

    Thank you for helping harvest this amazing oil! I’m grateful for everyone who volunteers their time to do this. What a blessing! One day I hope my son husband will go. I know they would love the adventure opportunity. I would stay home keep our own farm going while the men are away. Maybe one day…

  185. Purely Gorgeous says:

    I LOVE balsam fir! I haven not used it in any of my scrubs yet but would love to use it in my scrubs. Pefect in time for the holidays too!

  186. Kipp Martin says:

    Would love to Win any YL products! Awesome they Are!

  187. Sarah says:

    What a perfect scent to diffuse here in Minnesota. The leaves have changed and there will soon be snow on the ground.

  188. Stacie Griswold says:

    What an great experience! Thanks for sharing!

  189. Deanne Ballentine says:

    The aroma in the air that day must have been heady! So much to gain satisfaction from.

  190. Jen D says:

    I would LOVE to participate in one of these events! I can only imagine how amazing it would smell!!!

  191. Candice Currie says:

    Well we sure do appreciate all of the hardwork that gets put in to such an amazing product!

  192. Sherri says:

    YL has the most amazing products! What a blessing it is to have been introduced to them.

  193. D Hoffmeister says:

    Love reading about this!

  194. Linda says:

    I’ve been wanting to try this!

  195. Lisa Taylor says:

    My husband Chris and I are planning on going this year. Can’t wait for this awesome opportunity.

  196. Teresa says:

    I can’t wait to try it!

  197. Cindy Corwin says:

    Love Balsam Fir and hope to help with harvest some day!

  198. JoAnn says:

    Sounds like a great adventure. I would love to try the Balsam Fir oil. I am just getting started with your company, but have found the oils very exciting. I use Peace and Calming on my dog. He loves it.

  199. Brian Conn says:

    Love Balsam fir and enjoy difusing and topical use for healing!! Look forward to attending the havest in the future!!

  200. Trisha White says:

    Great article, I am going to share it on my blog.

  201. Christiane says:

    I love the smell of Balsam Fir. I can’t imagine how good the oil smells!

  202. Helen Shaw says:

    I am forever in awe at the lengths our company goes to to give us the best of the best! I hope to one day be able to be a part of a harvest….any harvest! I do love the Balsam Fir as I have used it for sinus infections and on my muscles before exercise. The men are attracted to smell, so I diffuse it every so often to appease them!

  203. Amanda Moberg says:

    I can’t wait to smell the oil. Just new to young living and have loved every oil so far!!

  204. Tami says:

    Balsam Fir oil was recommended to me by a good friend, but I haven’t been able to try it yet. Winning it would be a great opportunity! I would love to help harvest some day too.

  205. Kathleen Brozee says:

    Love this oil and it is my husbands favorite to diffuse.

  206. connie roderfeld says:

    Love, love, love Balsam Fir…. love this blog!

  207. Heather says:

    I can almost smell the cut wood as I was reading your piece.

  208. stephanie says:

    It is amazing the length they go thru to provide us w such great products. I have recently became a distributor and started my own faceboom page just so i can share the joy and quality of YLEO.

    • stephanie says:

      Become* facebook. Gotta luv touch screen phones lol

  209. Cheri contes says:

    I’ve been wanting to try this for a long time! Can’t provide any personal experience…yet!

  210. Susi says:

    So glad that there are people willing and able to get out there and do all the hard work. Knowing a little bit about what goes into the end product helps me to appreciate the oils that much more. Thanks!

  211. Laurie says:

    Nothing like enjoying the genuine fruits of your labor. Hard work and great appreciation. “Priceless”! Thanks for sharing the background to Balsam Fir.

  212. Teri Nevarez says:

    I would love a bottle!! With Christmas right around the corner it would be great to diffuse!

  213. Shelly Thornton says:

    A good staple to have on hand for injuries!

  214. Amanda says:

    I love hearing the story of where the oils come from. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing story!

  215. Emilie says:

    Thank you for sharing your experience. Balsam Fir has a wonderful smell.

  216. Lauren says:

    Harvesting sounds amazing! I love being grounded with nature and appreciating the creation of the world. Thanks for your hard work!

  217. Erin Poirer says:

    There is nothing like the smell of fresh chopped wood. I live in the Northwest Territories Canada where we rely on wood for our main source of heat. I really want to try this Essential Oil as I think it would be a comforting smell that reminds be of being inside and and not freezing outdoors.

  218. Kristen says:

    I love Idaho Balsam Fir. Its one of the most effective anti-inflammatory oils I’ve used!!

  219. andrea kulp says:

    I would love to try Balsam Fir! I would love even more to one day attend a harvest!

  220. Jennifer says:

    I am having surgery next month and am trying to gather the oils for the Morphine Bomb and Balsam Fir is on the list! I would love to have this oil to have on hand to help with pain.

    • Erin Ellwanger says:

      Jennifer, the morphine bomb works AWESOME!!! You will not be disappointed!!

  221. Becky says:

    This would b great

  222. Lynne Parker says:

    What a perfect oil for this time of year!

  223. chris deluna says:

    Love to read about all the oils. Amazing.

  224. Amanda Preston says:

    One of my favorites! Love, Love, Love!!!

  225. Christie says:

    It would be an amazing experience. I love Balsam Fir. I am an acupuncturist and I used all of my first bottle to relieve tight and painful muscles and to diffuse on cold winter days.

  226. Laurie C. says:

    I really need to get a new oils desk reference book. Balsam Fir isn’t in mine… but good to know that it helps with injuries, Thank you, Shelly!

  227. Brittany Ramos says:

    I love essentialo oils. Such a beautiful and refreshing alternative medicine that truly benefits anything and everything in my life. So natural, and pure they bring me bliss and everyone that I bring into contact with them. Thank you for providing such a wonderful aid to everyday life. I have never actually tried Balsam Fir but would absolutely love to. Whether or not I get this product as yet another gift from Young Living, I will look forward to when I do get the chance to try it. Thank you, have a grateful day!

  228. Mandy Stracy says:

    This oil has been on my wishlist for awhile now. I am trying to decide which harvesting event I would like to go to and the Balsam Fire is on the top of my list!!

  229. Jeff says:

    Sounds like a dream job to me! Working outdoors with the scent of fir trees all around would be fantastic!

  230. Laura Bearden says:

    I have never tried Balsam Fir but can’t wait to order it!

  231. Kerri says:

    Love, love, love the smell! Christmas in the woods…mmmm

  232. Stacie says:

    Would love to try this oil!

  233. Kim Stumpf says:

    I love LOVE the way Fir trees smell! I have yet to get a chance to try this essential oil, but since it is YL…it has to be amazing!

  234. R Sumner says:

    Congrats on doing something new and seeing it thru! I haven’t tried balsam fir yet. Sounds amazing.

  235. Rhonda Terrill says:

    I love Balsam Fir it just makes me think of Christmas and giving thanks to our Lord.

  236. Clarissa Wiggs says:

    I live on Balsam Fir Dr and would love to add this to my oil selections at my office!!!

  237. Ted Kooper says:

    i never heard of this oil, wish i can try

  238. Tami Brancamp says:

    I have not yet incorporated this YLEO into my use. I would love to learn more about it.

  239. Karen says:

    I love Balsam Fir! Excellent for pain and making ‘Morphine Bombs’.

  240. Erika says:

    I just did Raindrop Technique and Vitaflex with Carol and man I love all Young Living!

  241. Leslie Clark says:

    Sounds like an awesome experience! Balsam Fir is such a wonderful scent!

  242. Erica Wray says:

    One of these days I will be at a harvest! I can’t imagine another experience bringing you closer to the company then participating at Harvest!

  243. Angela Raskin says:

    Balsam fir is the perfect oil to bring sweet memories of the holiday season rushing in! Plus, it’s enlivening and inspiring and no one else is gonna smell like it at the New Years Eve Party!

  244. Susan Robinson says:

    I’m new to YLEO..but I love all the EO’s I’ve tried so far,
    love the blog…

  245. B. De Maria says:

    thank you for your sharing, i love Young Living products.

  246. Penny Savory says:

    sounds like a wonderful experience, I hope I can get a bottle!!

  247. lisa bache says:

    This oil is on my wish list. I cant wait to try some!

  248. Sigurður Andri Sigvaldason says:

    I would like to try balsam fir to ease tension on stiff jaws.

  249. Alanna Huber says:

    I have never had Balsam Fir, but have heard many awesome things about it. Owning a bottle would make my day!

  250. Molly says:

    I would love to try this oil! Someday I would like to visit the farm meet Gary.

  251. Paula Brandl says:

    Hello! Love the smell of balsam fir. It is so enlightening and comforting!!

  252. Katie says:

    I have never used this oil, I would love to give it a try! Sounds amazing!

  253. Laura Layton says:

    Thanks for all the information on Balsam Fir. Would love to win this to try it out. Love all the YL Essential Oils I have tried.

  254. Michele McDowell says:

    Would love to try this oil. Just getting into using essential oils and learning so much!

  255. Debbie Miller says:

    Just started using these oils and I love them!! Can’t wait to try the Balsam Fir!!

  256. Susie Block says:

    I love Idaho Balsam Fir and use it on an almost daily basis. I take it internally and also use it externally for pain, among other things. Love this oil!

  257. Aileen says:

    Love it!

  258. Tamara Hardman says:

    would love to try this oil out!

  259. Veronica D. says:

    What a treasure this would be to have.

  260. Erin Ellwanger says:

    I LOVE this product! It helps so much with my pain relief mixed in a capsule with 2 other oils. I would love a chance to be able to come and see all of this first hand to share with my Team Members, hopefully soon. I never buy the 15ml bottle always the 5ml this would great to get!!!! I love Young Living and all their products!!! It has changed my life and my son’s for the better!!

  261. Sheri Fletcher says:

    One of God’s amazing gifts to us! I love how He uses this to heal so many of diseases!

  262. Debbie Hurley says:

    Idaho Balsam Fir makes my heart smile every time I use it. It brings me to a place of serenity.

  263. Crystal says:

    What a wonderful experience to be able to share with others. Makes me appreciate the oils even more.

  264. Jacqueline says:

    A “must have” for my healthy medicine chest!!

  265. Rhonda English says:

    What an experience! What oils did you use for those sore muscles?!

  266. Jo Ann Hunt says:

    When I inhale this oil, I know I can touch the stars!

  267. Gloria Radin says:

    Would love to add this oil to my growing collection. You can never have too many oils!!

  268. Mindy says:

    Such a nostalgic smell. Just the thought of it is powerful medicine.

  269. Celeste Freeman says:

    I use Idaho Balsam fir on my husbands achy joints and for sinus issues.

  270. stacy brogden says:

    Sounds like an amazing experience. I look forward to trying this oil.

  271. Lois McCutchan says:

    I enjoy the scent of balsam fir. I’ve used it on joints to breathe it in!

  272. Ruth Ho says:

    Would love to try Balsam Fir. Thanks for giving one of us the opportunity to win one.

  273. Nicky says:

    Hoping and praying to be able to participate in a harvest sometime in the near future. Would love to add Balsam Fir to my collection

  274. Stacey Paden says:

    Would love to add this oil to my routine! Thanks for the give-a-way!

  275. Nancy says:

    I am a displaced Yankee living in Houston, TX (not that that’s a bad thing – just not home) but the point is, I miss the snow! Harvesting in the winter sounds DELIGHTFUL to me! From down here in 105 degree heat – my bags are packed – I’m ready to go!

  276. Deb Lily says:

    Sounds like a wonderful experience. I love the scent of Balsam Fir!

  277. K.B. says:

    Well i surely do appreciate the efforts of those in the field. Balsam Fir is, for me, like anti-depressant in a bottle; so for every fresh breath of air you take in the open, think of the true breath of life you bring to every big city dweller cooped up in cramped or over-heated apt. spaces all over the world, breathing in a little bit of the breath of a balsaam fir tree – it’s christmas with every breath!!

  278. Leah Swelfer says:

    I Love balsam fir, reminds me of fall! Which is lacking here in Az. !!!!

  279. Thomas Spohn says:

    I love Balsam Fir. It’s one of my preferred oil in the winter time – I hope one day to help with the harvest.
    Greetings from Germany

  280. Barb Seely says:

    I appreciate all the hard work and dedication that
    Goes into making YL oils. I love that we can get these oils at
    A affordable price. Thanks again.

  281. Donna Dawson says:

    I am just beginning the journey with Essential Oils…and just today received my first autoship order. Just past my autoship date, I researched and learned about Idaho Balsam Fir…and I really want to give it to my sister who has been diagnosed with fibromialgia and osteo arthritis. She is in a lot of pain and I am introducing her to the benefits of the oils and want to try the combination of Idaho Balsam Fir and Panaway as suggested in #89 of 150 Uses For The Everday Oils (TM) Kit.

    • Donna Dawson says:

      I am just beginning the journey with Essential Oils…and just today received my first autoship order. Just past my autoship date, I researched and learned about Idaho Balsam Fir…and I really want to give it to my sister who has been diagnosed with fibromialgia and osteo arthritis. She is in a lot of pain and I am introducing her to the benefits of the oils and want to try the combination of Idaho Balsam Fir and Panaway as suggested in #89 of 150 Uses For The Everday Oils (TM) Kit.

  282. Jennifer J. says:

    I’m confident the true scent of Idaho balsam Fir far surpasses the imaginary scent I’ve conjured up in my mind every time I see this bottle displayed. I eagerly anticipate personal use of this oil and all the benefits it provides!

  283. Antoinette Gomez says:

    Balsam Fir is a wonderful oil to use when one is feeling frustrated or has pain. From the moment one begins to smell the forest aroma a sensation of peace starts the process of healing! It is a scent that imports the individual to nature and comfort!

    I imagine when I get to participate in the harvest I will be in heaven smelling the aroma!

  284. Bonnie McGraw says:

    I so appreciate all the time and effort that you put into your oils! Absolutely amazing!

  285. Pat fitzpatrick says:

    Sounds like a great experience! Hearing the talks at night would be the cats meow!

  286. kelly dolan says:

    Really sounds like a slice of heaven!

  287. Nicole says:

    I LOVE Young Living. I have yet to try Balsam Fir Oil but I can’t wait to. I am so grateful for those of you who work so hard to make our lives better. Thanks!

  288. Judy says:

    I would love to try

  289. Sandra says:

    I have never tried this oil but I would love to. Great story too!

  290. Robin Burdick says:

    Awesome, love the oils!

  291. Kathie says:

    What a fantastic experience! I haven’t had the chance to use Balsam Fir yet, but would really love to. I love the smell of fir in the outdoors!

  292. LHarris says:

    This is one oil I have not tried yet.

  293. Marium Abugasea Heidt says:

    What a beautiful description of your experience. I can’t wait to read more…. I am smelling some balsam fir right now and imagining how amazing it must have been to help harvest some.

  294. Kimberly @ Raising Olives says:

    Would love to win this.

  295. Jennifer O’Brien says:

    I’m gonna have to get this oil. Thanks for the blog its great to read the other testimonials.

  296. Fiona Trott says:

    What an amazing opportunity! It makes the oils seem very special knowing everyday people can get involved. Go YL!!!

  297. Andie Peterson says:

    I would love to try this wonderful oil! Thank you all who help with the Young Living harvests!

  298. Rachael Dornbirer says:

    I actually just got this oil for the first time and have yet to try it! Reading this makes me appreciate all the more the lengths YL goes to in producing the highest quality product.

  299. pauline johanik says:

    So thankful for YLEO, Gary Young and all that he does to provide these wonderful essences for our use. Love the Balsam Fir in Fall/Winter.

  300. Stephanie LaVack says:

    I would love to be able to add this to my colection!

  301. Sara Ruegemer says:

    This oil is on my list to get, looking forward to trying it! Thank you to everyone that helps w the harvest, it would be fun to participate sometime!

  302. Kelli says:

    Such a wonderful experience, I’m sure. Just getting into essential oils and joing Young Living as a distributor shortly. Would be very excited to add this to my collection.

  303. Linda Turner says:

    3 Balsam Fir!

  304. Paris Tirone says:

    Two qualities that help my entire life, which Idaho Balsam Fir oils delivers for me are: relaxing grounding energies. And since I’ve always had challenges with both my respiratory circulatory systems, I do appreciate the help my body gets in having both of those supported, as well. Thanks for the opportunity to acquire another miraculous YL oil!

  305. Tracy Allen says:

    Sounds fun!

  306. Michelle D says:

    Sounds like an amazing experience! I can’t wait to try this oil!!!!

  307. jess says:

    The more I learn about essential oils the more I want to quit my real job and dedicate my life to making my own. Maybe one day that dream will come true, til then, I guess I will haveto buy yours!

  308. Josephine Barber-Burns says:

    Love balsam fir…my bottle has run dry though….

  309. Leslie Sacks says:

    A dream come true would be to experience the Balsam Fir Harvest with Gary Young and the heartfelt volunteers at the Young Living Farm. One of my favorites, in addition to Frankincense and Myrrh, is Gold…Balsam Fir. Thank you Young Living!

  310. Valerie Gebhardt says:

    I would love to try this oil. I have some issues going on with me that needs some help. I would not be able to climb that tree, but could give some moral support. My aches and pains could use some support also, maybe the oil would help.

  311. Jennifer Nordin says:

    Balsam Fir is my favorite for calming stress. It takes me to the mountains of Idaho and soothes my soul!

  312. Donna Catron says:

    I do appreciate the lengths it takes to make this wonderful oil, I would love to have a bottle.

  313. Michael Zimmerman says:

    I have heard so much about this wonderful oil and am extremely excited to experience it for myself.

  314. Ed Rand says:

    Sounds like it would have been alot of hard work but oh so rewarding at the end day, to learn so much in different ways.

  315. tracy lipke says:

    I love the scent of Balsam fir, it is very soothing and grounding for me.

  316. Kathy Welsh says:

    This is one of the oils we have on our wish list. Thanks so much for sharing your experience. It would be great to go to a harvest some day.

  317. hilda gonzalez says:

    i love young living oils. pitty i didn’t know them before.

  318. Victoria Mareth says:

    I would love to have a bottle of this oil. I am still trying to become knowledgeable about the oils, being relatively new it is a challenge but I am trying.

  319. Shana Dragon says:

    Im dying to smell this one!! The thought of diffusing it during the cooler months seems so relaxing!

  320. Debbie M says:

    I love this oil! Used it in a capsule with Copaiba and Frankincense when I had surgery! Ran out, and would love to win a bottle!

  321. Judy Humphreys says:

    Wonderful oil. It helps so much with my back pain and now my husband loves it.

  322. Jackie says:

    I would love to try it!

  323. Judy Humphreys says:

    Love this oil. The healing properties and smell are wonderful. Now, my husband who has a herniated disc loves the relief he gets from using the oil.

  324. Sue birnschein says:

    Im new to young living, How do you get the opportunity to work on the farm?
    Looking forward to trying the balsam fir for the holidays.

  325. Lynn Jackson says:

    I had a chance to hear Gary talk at a Coeur d’Alene seminar, and he ran a video of the harvest. Very inspiring. How exciting to be able to participate ☺

  326. cindy says:

    balsam fir is an amazing product…it fights cancer and has pain relieving properties, you can look in pub med for the documents about cancer and apoptosis. i rub it on my legs for pain relief from neuropathy.

  327. Ruth Erickson says:

    I LOVE balsam fir. I use it for everything!!!

  328. Joanne Anderson says:

    I just love the smell of this oil. We use it in our sauna. It’s just wonderful to breathe in. Sure would love more of it.

  329. Julie Meyers says:

    The harvest sounds like an amazing experience. I wish I could have been there. Maybe sometime. I love the Idaho Balsam. It is so grounding and calming.

  330. Kim says:

    Wow! It is amazing to hear about all the work that goes into a harvest. Helps you really appreciate the value of the oils even more. I can’t wait to try this one. Thanks!

  331. Cathy says:

    I have diffused this at Christmas time but didn’t realize that it is good for inflammation, etc. Will have to try it on my joints! Love the natural smell!!

  332. Greg Weiler says:

    I really appreciate all your hard work to bring me a fantastic oil that helps with all my muscle aches caused by cutting wood.

  333. susan says:

    Thank you for the balsam fir harvest story.

  334. Laura Clute says:

    Can’t wait to try this oil! I have heard so much about how great it is. It is on my wishlist!

  335. Deborah Penney says:

    Love balsam, love walking in the forest, smelling the trees. Best place to be. Sans chainsaw.

  336. Dayna Seely says:

    This sounds like a harvest I would like to experience.

  337. Jaime k says:

    I’m looking forward to trying this oil !!

  338. cheryl anklam says:

    i love this oil too. someday i want to be there at the harvest too.

  339. Batrbara Mattfeld says:

    Ilove the Balsam Fir oil. It has shown up n my zyto can several timees.

  340. Heidi R says:

    I have never used this scent. There are a lot of trees being limbed for wreaths around here and that smell sure makes me think of good times. It would be great to explore the healing qualities of this oil!

  341. Nettie says:

    Thanks for sharing your experience with the harvest. These oils are simply amazing! I love this one during the holiday season.

  342. Hiedy says:

    Would love to win.

  343. Katrina Small says:

    I love this oil, too. I get a sore heel from time to time, and Balsam Fir essential oil takes care of the pain. I also interchange it with Deep Relief, of which Balsam Fir is part of the blend.

  344. Cameron Gonnuscio says:

    Love young livings products. They are life changing.

  345. Deirdra says:

    It sounds like you had an amazing experience, and I am glad you chose to share it. I love how you got a noted connection to nature from your hard work. It is also wonderful to hear about the processes used to acquire such a superior product. Nature provides such wonderful healing if we just honor the earth!

  346. JEni says:

    Wish I was there! Sounded awesome.

  347. Belle Newheart says:

    I use this oil in my treatment protocal for breast last 2 check-ups have shown all is well. Young Living makes the best. I’m grateful.

  348. Julie Clement says:

    I am continually amazed by YL oils since I started using them three months ago. After reading this article, Balsam Fir has been added to my list of wants.

  349. Linda says:

    Love this when my joints are sore.

  350. Danielle says:

    I wanna win !!

  351. Jennifer Henderson says:

    That would have been amazing to be a part of. Of course, I coudldn’t handle the chainsaw, but it sounds amazing!

  352. Shari Kay Reeder says:

    Idaho Balsam Fir is a special oil. Helped dissolve heel spurs I had at one time. Love the stuff.

  353. Michelle Baltes says:

    What an awesome experience. Thanks for sharing your story. Love balsam fir this time of year.

  354. Lisa Potapoff says:

    I’m very interested in this oil – would love to win a bottle!

  355. Jen says:

    Used it on a bone spur I had on my toe. I dont have medical insurance and dont believe in taking pills. It really worked bone spur gone in 1 week! I ran out now, but I really miss it, not working have to save up for more! Def recommended

  356. Charlotte says:

    New to essential oils- looking forward to experiencing ALL of them !

  357. Elaine says:

    I want to try this so bad, also heard it’s good for muscle pain.

  358. Kerry Bowell says:

    I have the everyday essential oils kit and have been getting the benefits of using them. There are several more oils I would like to try and this is definitely one of them. Thank you for the possibility!

  359. Jamie Wells says:

    Balsam Fir sounds like such an amazing oil! I hope to try it soon. Thanks for sharing

  360. cynthia zerr says:

    Balsam fir is like christmas in a bottle. Lovely!! and harvesting thi time of the year amazing, would love to go!!

  361. Mary Kate Henry says:

    All I ever get to use my chainsaw for is buckthorn. But my goats appreciate it.

  362. Lisa Crumrine says:

    We are so lucky to have a company that lets distributors participate in the growing, harvesting, distillation of our wonderful Young Living Essential Oils…love Balsam Fir…LOVE
    Young Living!!!

  363. Heather Dixey says:

    Such a comforting, warming, stimulating inhalant scent. Helps me breathe easier.

  364. Kim says:

    I would love to try the balsam fir oil!

  365. Jennifer says:

    I would love to add this oil to my collection!! I have not yet tried it..but am sure that it is as wonderful as all the others!! Love YLEO!!

  366. Susan says:

    Looking forward to learning more about the Balsam Fir oil Idaho Blue Spruce to see if this is something we should incorporate.

  367. Bonita Welinski says:

    I’d love to try this oil!

  368. Kathie Funk says:

    Would love to win this so I can try it.

  369. Jean Lines says:

    Oh the smell of balsam fir. Living in the city I don’t get the opportunity to enjoy it much, except now I can from a bottle.

  370. Debbie Richards says:

    I would love a bottle of this! I use other young living oils already! thks

  371. Brenda L. says:

    Thanks for sharing your experience with the balsam harvest. Didn’t know there was that much hard work involved!! I would love to win a bottle of balsam fir oil as it is a great healing oil!

  372. Melinda Barrett says:

    Love this oil, smells so good

  373. karen says:

    Sounds like a fantastic experience. I am just beginning to try YL oils and would love to learn more about how to use them in the many different ways that I am hearing. I love the smell of Balsam Fir and would love to try this oil (among others). Thank you!

  374. Jessica in OKC says:

    I would love to try this or even give it as a gift!

  375. Wendy Payseur says:

    This is one of the oils I have not tried yet….I am looking forward to trying it soon….thank you for the integrity of this company and the work that goes into every bottle of oil no matter what it is…..God Bless

  376. Renee says:

    What an amazing experience!haven’t.tried.this.oil.yet!!

  377. Jennifer Parkhurst says:

    I’m very proud to be a member with Young Living. I can’t say enough good things about it to my family and friends! There are a lot of products on my “wish list”. This is one of them.
    Thanks for the opportunity for a chance to win.
    Carpe Diem!

  378. Kriss Patterson says:

    YL Idaho Balsam Fir has an amazing scent and soothing energy! I have it on my “bucket list” to participate in this Winter Harvest in the very near future!

  379. Britney says:

    I appreciate every bit of work that goes into creating Young Living’s Idaho Balsam Fir. It has been such a blessing to me in the past and has brought about much healing in my household! I’m running low at the moment and could use some more.

  380. Karen says:

    I love thi oil, and often use it in Emotional Clearing Sessins for my clients. Have also used it in Raindrop as a replacement for clients who are sensitive ti basil, with very good results

  381. Jacqueline McLaughlin says:

    Balsam Fir is one of my FAVORITE oils! This is the oil that got rid of my husband’s panic attacks and kept him from having to take prescription meds! Awesome stuff….

  382. Roberta Heath says:

    Awesome product! Love it!

  383. Carrie says:

    It’s one of my favorite smells.

  384. Nancy says:

    I would love to try this oil!

  385. Donna says:


  386. Karen says:

    Am a newbie to the oils and I am grateful to God the oils of Scripture are coming alive to heal in our time. amen.

  387. Teresa Wolfe says:

    Hope to win a bottle of this awesome oil!

  388. Morgan says:

    I would LOVE to try this oil.

  389. Pat says:

    Young Living Oils are the best!!!

  390. marianne says:

    Sounds like that was an experience that you will never forget!

  391. maureenpowers says:

    I would love to try this oil and see what the relationship would bring to my life.

  392. Tammy says:

    I wish to one day participate in the balsam harvest. I would love to try balsam fir!

  393. ann marie says:

    I love Young Living have never tried Balsam Fir. But, I sure would LOVE to. Thanks Young Living!

  394. Neka says:

    Can’t wait to have my friend try it for panic attacks!

  395. Kendra says:

    This oil is great for sore, tired muscles!! Love it!

  396. shauna says:

    I’m not a fan of the Pine scents, but I read a post about this oil being used as an anti-inflammatory and I would be willing to endure the smell to try it!!

  397. Cathy Wine says:

    I love this oil. Use it all the time for pain muscle stiffness. It’s fabulous – smells wonderful too!

  398. Susan says:

    I have never tried the balsam fir oil, but love all the others I have used. Would love to win it.

  399. Terri-Anne says:

    Every home needs to have balsaam fir essential oil. It is fabulous for so many things, and the smell alone is just simply beautiful. I am looking forward to my turn participating in the harvest

  400. Charla says:

    Mmmmm, the best fragrance of winter.

  401. Lou says:

    I have not used this oil yet but I look forward to it. I would love to make it to a Balsam Fir harvest.

  402. AlohaSeanBoy says:

    I am very excited about the recent findings Gary Young made about this oil cancer. Very exciting and promising!

  403. Jocelyn says:

    I love the fragrance of Idaho Balsam Fir!!!

  404. Sandra says:

    I love Fir oil! Thank you for sharing your story of the harvest. It is nice to learn about how the different oils are made. I would love to bring my team for draft horses out for a harvest, They truly are happier when they have a job to do. Being from North Dakota, I know too all to well about the tails of working in waist deep snow. Thank you for your hard work!

  405. robin says:

    i love balsam fir, i started using it for pain on the top of my foot where i broke it last year.
    feels great!!

  406. Kelli S says:

    I have not yet tried this oil. I have heard many great things about it and would love to give it a try!!!

  407. M Higgins says:

    Just learning about all of this. Enjoyed reading everyone’s comments. Need a few more hours in each and every day to try some new things.

  408. Cheryl B says:

    I’m looking forward to using it in my diffuser!

  409. whisper klinge says:

    I love these oils. I wish all the doctor reliant people could experience the benefit of the oil. It makes such a difference.

  410. Michelle says:

    The harvest sounds like a challenging but rewarding experience. I can’t wait to try this oil!

  411. Becky@BoysRuleMyLife says:

    What a great experience! Would love to try Balsam Fir EO!

  412. Bee Bullock says:

    I am new to Young Living products and I have not tried this one, but I would love the opp.

  413. Shanlyn says:

    Sounds like a wonderful experience…would love to participate in the future and try a bottle of Balsam Fir!

  414. Joyce says:

    IBF is one of my many favorites!

  415. marylou says:

    I use balsam fir on my massage therapy clients and have found it to be very effective on bone and spine pain relief. If I win the bottle my clients will most definitely benefit!

  416. Mary Jane says:

    Can’t wait to read more about your experience! I remember watching the video of the harvest at convention- what an incredible opportunity to participate in and to be given by Young Living!
    Thank you YL for giving us incredible oils!

  417. Judi Faulkner says:

    Love the entry. Brian’s description gave me the feeling of being there! And using this oil brings back the memory of my childhood in the Black Hills of SD. Happy times in a gorgeous place!

  418. Lisa says:

    Great story, look forward to reading more!!

  419. Joyce Cobb says:

    great story – doubt I could have handled the slope in the snow except to slide down into the gulley. Look forward to finding out more about the farm and making use of this oil.

  420. Ashley Martin says:

    This is one of the oils on my list to try!!!!

  421. Sarah says:

    I enjoy all of the trees!

  422. Diane Fletcher says:

    Have not tried Balsam Fir but would love to. The harvest sounds like a great experience. Will have to do that some day.

  423. Dawn Slicker says:

    How I wish I was participating in this years harvest. Health issues keep be away, but I pray and work hard with the hope of someday joining in on this wonderful experience. I just adore this oil!

  424. Vicki Helser says:

    Balsam Fir is one of my favorite scents! It reminds me of home.

  425. Suzanne says:

    Balsam Fir is one of the oils that I have used faithfully to help with neck pain from a whiplash I sustained seven weeks ago when I was rear-ended and my van was totaled.

  426. Janina says:

    Love reading about your experience! Look forward to finding more about use of this oil.

  427. christy davis says:

    I would to one day participate in the harvest. and i would love to try this oil its one i have not gotten yet!

  428. Barbara says:

    I usually use Peppermint for pain – I will now give Balsam Fir a try.

  429. Christie Johnson says:


  430. Jamie Boyer says:

    I would love to try this oil!

  431. Jessica Heindorf says:

    Would love to try a new oil that I haven’t used YET!

  432. C. P. says:

    What a great story!!! It painted a wonderful picture in my mind… maybe one day, I can experience a similar event Your depiction of the harvest and all that hard work makes me think, and really appreciate these wonderful oils even more.

    I have never even tried the “Balsam Fer” … I’ll have to order some next month, just in time for winter!

  433. Elvia Ramírez says:

    ¡Qué hermoso sería poder participar de la cosecha! Por el simple hecho de estar en contacto con La Naturaleza y respirar el aroma fresco y Natural de los Abetos ummh.Este maravilloso aceite esencial, Abeto balsámico de Idaho es excelente para dar soporte al Sistema Respiratorio, es un buen regenerador de tejidos y huesos, entre otros usos.Me encanta su aroma. Gracias Dr Gary, Gracias Young Living. Amor, Luz y Paz. Bendiciones.

  434. Connie Lindquist says:

    I would absolutely LOVE to smell this as some of my FAVORITE smells are the woodsy ones and i am sure that this one would be no different. I have two toddlers -non-biological twins who are fifteen days apart- who sure could use this on their feet as another helper in keeping them healthy!

  435. Mona says:

    Thanks to all who participated in the harvesting and distilling of this precious oil. I would love the opportunity to use it for sciatica and other pain.

  436. Kim Buesing says:

    This is one that I haven’t tried yet would love too! Thank you for this opportunity!

  437. Katherine Drake says:

    Being brand new to YL, I’m so excited about every single every blend. Unfortunately, my pocketbook can’t accomodate all of that at once I haven’t yet tried this one. Thanks for the chance to win it!

  438. Michelle Woodruff says:

    I haven’t tried this oil yet but would love to!

  439. Deborah says:

    Thanks for sharing this. Sounds delightful. We use Balsam Fir often at our home and love the fragrance and the feel of it

  440. Casey says:

    Love it!!!!

  441. Kari says:

    Would love to try some of this oil.

  442. Stefanie Fox says:

    I am still new so I haven’t had an opportunity to try Balsam Fir as a single oil yet…..but I love the story above, and can imagine how wonderful it was to be a part of this incredible process…I look forward to trying it! I do, however, have a bottle of Sacred Mountain, and LOVE the fragrance it carries…it is my favorite, and was my first introduction to Young Living Essential oils by my friend Madelyn.

  443. Malu says:

    How wonderful! To feel that connected to nature, and to know that, by helping in the harvest, you are helping to relieve the pain and contribute to the well being of people who will be using this oil! Thank you for that, and for sharing this great experience with us.

  444. Gail Curran says:

    After reading all these wonderful tips/experiences using Idaho Balsam Fir. .would sure love to smell and try this oil! Thank you!

  445. Renee Chwaszczewski says:

    I haven’t experienced Idaho Balsam Fir yet. It’s on the list for the future. I do love all the Young Living Oils!

  446. Jane C says:

    I can already attest that the scent contributes to a sense of well-being. Can’t wait to experiment with the essential oil for help with respiratory issues.

  447. Aurora Presley says:

    I’d love to try this oil after hearing about it.

  448. Mara says:

    Sounds wonderful. Would love to try this oil sometime, seems to come up a lot when looking up Essential oils for specific conditions.

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