Balsam fir bar soap is a nicely scented, natural soap. If you come across some of it at a craft fair or a pharmacy, then you may want to buy a bar or two. Even if you don't use it every day, you can keep it on hand for certain occasions. Here are some times when you may want to pull this soap out.
Your sinuses are congested.
The strong, evergreen scent of balsam fir soap tends to waft into the air when you bathe with this soap in hot water. Many people find that the scent helps them clear congestion. So, if you have a cold or a sinus infection and you're feeling a bit stuffed up, you may want to pull out your soap. After you bathe in it, spend a few extra minutes in that steamy bathroom. Breathe in the nicely scented, humid air, and blow your nose a few times to clear your sinuses further.
Your skin is a little irritated.
Balsam fir soap is known for being really soothing. So, if your skin is irritated and sensitive for any reason, you may want to pull out your soap. It's a good choice after you've suffered a minor sunburn, as the balsam fir oil can be soothing. It is also a good choice if you have some mild eczema or if your skin was recently irritated by the dry, winter air. In this case, you may want to follow it up with a light, unscented moisturizer.
You need to wake up.
The scent of balsam fir soap is often said to be energizing. Something about it just wakes up your mind and body. It can make you feel bold and energetic when you were previously dragging. So, if you wake up feeling sluggish one day, using your balsam fir soap is a good choice. You may also want to use this soap in the evening if you know you need to stay up and get more things done.
Some people do find that they enjoy using their balsam fir soap daily. If you pull yours out and like using it, you may want to transition into using it daily too. However, it is also perfectly fine to keep it in your cupboard and only pull it out on special occasions, such as those listed above. This soap keeps for a while, so it will be ready and waiting when you need it.