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Balsam Poplar Essential Oil

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Balsam Poplar Essential Oil (Populus balsamifera) is also known as Balm of Gilead Essential Oil and is used for bruises, sprains/strains, sore muscles and injuries to the skin.

2ml, 5ml, and 10ml bottles come in a gift box.

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Botanical Name Origin Cultivation Method of Extraction Source Note Main Natural Constituents Blends Well With
Populus balsamifera; Populus candicans; Populus tacamahaca Canada (Alberta) Wildcrafted Steam distillation Buds and stems Base b-eudesmol, a-eudesmol, g-eudesmol, a-bisabolol, eremoligenol, ar-curcumene, a-selinene, < 1% ea. NOTE: These are completely natural components - nothing is added or taken away. German Chamomile, Helichrysum, Yarrow
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Balsam Poplar Essential Oil

Balsam Poplar essential oil (Populus balsamifera) / Balm of Gilead essential oil is used for bruises, sprains/strains, sore muscles and injuries to the skin. Balsam Poplar essential oil is also antispasmodic and has an analgesic effect,and reduces tension. One of Balsam Poplar essential oil’s most noted effects is for reducing scaring and for wound healing. For use in treating injuries and for treating rheumatism and arthritis, blend Balsam Poplar essential oil with German Chamomile and Helichrysum essential oils.

Our Balsam Poplar Essential Oil is part of our Artisan Quality line of essential oils.

One of the common names for Balsam Poplar (Populus balsamifera) is Balm of Gilead. So how did a north american tree get named for an ointment that was found in the middle east? It seems that when Europeans first came to North America, the native peoples shared a balm with them as a treatment all types of aches and pains and other discomforts. The English settlers named these healing buds “The Balm of Gilead” after the “Healing Balm of Gilead” that is mentioned in the Bible because the balm made from the buds of the Balsam Poplar had so many healing properties.

Our Balsam Poplar, aka Balm of Giliead (Populus balsamifera; Populus candicans; Populus tacamahaca), is not the same as Balm of Mecca although it has been called that by some. I’ve been told that it has similar properties to Balm of Mecca, Commiphora gileadensis (syn. Commiphora opobalsamum), but is a completely different species and not the same. Also, Balsam Poplar is native to North America while Balm of Mecca is native to the Middle East / Africa. So, it seems that there are two Balms of Gilead, the old world Balm of Gilead, Commiphora gileadensis (syn. Commiphora opobalsamum), and the new world Balm of Gilead, Populus balsamifera; Populus candicans; Populus tacamahaca. The term Balm of Gilead might refer to either so, if making a purchase, be sure that the one you’re ordering is the one you actually want. Ours is the North American Balm of Gilead which is said to have similar properties but that is unclear.

More Info: The name “the juice flowing from the balsam-tree”. Its rarity, combined with the magic of its name, have caused the latter to be adopted for several other species.

The Balm of Gilead herbal salve is made from hand picked buds and stems of the Balsam Poplar tree. To create the healing salve, the Balsam Poplar essential oil or an infusion of the buds can be mixed with a combination of bees wax and base oil. Balm of Gilead is traditionally used as a soothing relief balm for comforting minor aches and pains of arthritis, tendonitis, over exertion and many other painful conditions and can also be used as a chest rub for colds and flu.

General Safety Considerations:
  • Do not take essential oils internally.
  • Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
  • Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution, refer to an aromatherapy text).
  • The information on this website is not intended to be used in the diagnosis, treatment or mitigation of any physical or mental illness. Essential oils are not drugs and are not appropriate for treatment of illnesses.
  • Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting an appropriately trained healthcare practitioner.
  • The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.

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1/2 Dram, 2ml, 5ml, 10ml, 15ml, 1oz, 2oz, 4oz


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