Sunday, May 29, 2011

Prima Fleur Essential Oil: POPLAR BALSAM

Populus balsamifera ssp trichocarpa, is a somewhat perennial tree from Canada, whose balsam (a term used for various pleasantly scented plant products that are a oily or gummy oleoresin usually containing benzoic acid or cinnamic acid), flows spontaneously or by incision from this poplar tree. The Catholic Church often mixes balsams with olive oil as anointing oil. The poplar balsam is collected and solvent-extracted to make this alcohol soluble substance whose scent is woody, floral and spicy. 
Populus balsamifera; Populus candicans; Populus tacamahaca, Canada – wild-crafted and steam-distilled from buds and stems, the aroma is woody, spicy fruity and sweet and it blends with the azulene oils, helichrysum, and florals. This resin can be used in any product where you need an analgesic, antiinflammatory, antiseptic, antioxidant and antiallergic addition.

Prima Fleur's Poplar Balsam Absolute [No. 336] is wild-crafted from the resin. To create a spicy perfume, combine poplar balsam with: amyris 14 drops, honey 6 drops, all spice 2 drops, a heart of vanilla and benzoin drops, poplar balsam 5 drops, birch 2 drops, and 6 drops of labdanum or vetivert; dilute with a floral alcohol.
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1 comment:

  1. Amyris oil appears to lack the well documented, historically rich background of other essential oils. This is largely due to the fact that the botanical origin of the tree that is used to produce amyris oil,
    The sweet, balsamic, wood-like fragrance of Amyris oil allows it to blend well with geranium oil, pine oil, spruce oil, cedar wood oil, myrrh oil, galbanum oil, frankincense oil, cypress oil, clove oil, aniseed oil, lemon oil, orange oil,

    Commonly found in soaps and other 'Sandalwood' products in place of 'true' Sandalwood, Amyris supports vibrant physical health by helping to remove physical and etheric toxins that congest and distort the body. An alternative choice in place of the endangered 'true' Sandalwood, Amyris is a healthy, inexpensive and sustainable substitute in many aromatherapy applications.
    Amyris Oil