Balsam Poplar Essential Oil
(Populus balsamifera; Populus candicans; Populus tacamahaca)

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Balsam Poplar Essential Oil (Populus balsamifera) is also known as Balm of Gilead Essential Oil. It is a part of our Artisan Quality line of essential oils and has a beautiful sweet, resinous, woody aroma.

2ml bottle comes in a gift box.


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Botanical NameOriginCultivationMethod of ExtractionSourceNoteMain Natural ConstituentsBlends Well With
Populus balsamifera; Populus candicans; Populus tacamahacaCanada (Alberta)WildcraftedSteam distillationBuds and stemsBaseb-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

Balsam Poplar Essential Oil

Our beautiful Balsam Poplar essential oil (Populus balsamifera) is part of our Artisan Produced line of essential oils and is distilled from the buds of the Balsam Poplar tree by a small distillery in Canada. It has a sweet, resinous, woody aroma that is one of my favorites. In some Native American cultures, a salve was made by infusing the buds and stems of this tree in a fatty carrier, such as animal fat, and the resulting salve was used for bruises, sprains/strains, sore muscles and injuries to the skin, as well as for arthritis and rheumatism.

Today, one of the common names for the  Balsam Poplar (Populus balsamifera) tree is “Balm of Gilead”. The “Balm of Gilead” was a legendary healing ointment mentioned in the Bible.  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 with them that salve I mentioned above and since this salve, or “balm”,  was made with the buds of the Balsam Poplar, the English settlers named that particular type of tree  “The Balm of Gilead” after the “Healing Balm of Gilead” that is mentioned in the Bible.

Balsam Poplar is one of the 12 all natural ingredients in the very special salve that we make here at Artisan Aromatics, BullRyder Body Balm.

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Balm of Gilead herbal salve was traditionally made from hand picked buds and stems of the Balsam Poplar tree. To create the salve today, you can use either the Balsam Poplar essential oil or make your own traditional infusion of buds and stems.

Safety Information: Follow General Safety Guidelines below. In addition, Tisserand and Young (Essential Oil Safety, 2nd Edition, 2014, pg. 202) caution that Balsam Poplar essential oil should be avoided by any route of use by anyone taking drugs metabolized by CYP2D6 enzymes since there is a theoretical risk for interaction between these drugs and this essential oil. This includes quite a few medications in common use, so if you are taking any sort of medication, ask your pharmacist before using Balsam Poplar.

Disclaimer: Information provided in this description is for educational purposes only. Its is not intended to be used in/for the treatment, cure, mitigation or diagnosis of any mental or physical disease or illness or as a substitute for consulting with a physician or other appropriately trained and licensed health care professional. Artisan Aromatics is not responsible for any adverse effects resulting from the improper use of any suggestions, products,  preparations, or procedures mentioned or from attempts to follow historical reports of a plant’s uses.  Please note that essential oils do not necessarily have the same properties as other types of herbal preparations of the same plant and since essential oils are the most highly concentrated type of preparation made from plants,  they can have toxicity issues not arising from use of other types of herbal  preparations of a given plant. All issues that pertain to your physical or mental health should be discussed with and supervised by a licensed health care professional. Keep all essential oils away from and out of reach of children

Essential Oil Safety Considerations
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1 review for Balsam Poplar Essential Oil

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    beyond gorgeous, I was so surprised! Worth every penny and smells great!!

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