Utterly unique and perfectly pleasant Poplar Balsam Essential Oil is created in the tradition of the Native North Americans, who used the bark of this hardy tree to help them with everything! This essence is wild-crafted from the spring buds of the Canadian Balsam Poplar tree. The shining, shimmering leaves of the poplar tree contain a tremendous secret: hidden within the bark of this beautiful giant is a potent sap that is an aromatic treasure trove.
Botanical Name: Populus balsamifera
Botanical Family: Salicaceae
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Part of Plant Distilled: Buds
Country of Origin: Canada
Cultivation Method: Wild
Composition: 100% Populus balsamifera
Scent Description: Fresh, sweet, woody resin with warm caramel notes.
Blends well with: Sandalwood, Bergamot, Vetiver, Frankincense, Palo Santo, Marjoram, Copal, Musk Mallow, Lime, Lemon, Sweet Thyme, Lavender, and Neroli.
Uses: Lovely in baths and diffusers. Dilute to make a beautiful chest balm and skin care serums. Striking in perfumes and colognes. Dab a little in your hair to share the fragrance. Pleasant in pomades and body oils.
The reassuring and rejuvenating aroma of Poplar Balsam Essential Oil was first used by westerners who encountered Native North Americans in Canada. The elixir was given as a peace offering, and it reminded the Europeans of the Balm of Gilead of biblical fame. Poplar Balsam is also referred to as Canadian Balm of Gilead, as it is completely reminiscent of the ancient aroma even though this particular species of tree has no scientific ties to the Middle East.
Poplar Balsam Essential Oil is known to improve the appearance of scars and relax redness. This sweet, wood-scented resin is an aromatic woodland beauty perfect for perfumes and colognes. With a few drops of our Poplar Balsam Essential Oil, you may notice that breathing becomes a joy.
"Listen what the poplar-tree and murmuring waters counseled me."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson