Balm of Gilead Infused Olive Oil

Populus balsamifera

Our wildcrafted balm of Gilead infused olive oil is one of our all-time favorites. We infuse wildcrafted organic cottonwood buds and twigs in our organic cold pressed olive oil for several months, creating a sweet, balsamic smelling oil that is useful on so many levels. From its anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antispasmodic, and antimicrobial properties, to its ability to soothe emotional tension, it is truly a wonderful addition to anyone’s collection. You can use balm of Gilead infused olive oil as is, or use it in a healing salve blend. It even makes a lovely massage oil!

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Benefits and uses

North American indigenous tribes have traditionally used the resinous cottonwood buds to treat a variety of skin and lung ailments. Today, it is still used for its incredible healing abilities by herbalists, aromatherapists, and natural healers of every nation. We highly recommend using balm of gilead oil in a healing salve and keeping it on hand all the time. Try blending it with helichrysum Helichrysum italicum and German chamomile Matricaria recutita for an effective injury blend. It is a must have for any all-natural, holistic medicinal kit!

Give this healing salve recipe a try:

Melt ¼-ounce of beeswax in ½-ounce of jojoba oil using a double boiler. When almost melted, add 1½-ounces of balm of gilead infused oil. When melted, remove from heat and add essential oils if desire. Pour into small ½-ounce size PET jars to keep handy for small emergencies.

Botanical Family
  • Salicaceae
Organically Grown
Extraction Methods
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  • Buds
Extraction Date
October 2019

The Balm of Gilead, also known as the Balsam Poplar, is a fast growing tree that can reach 26 feet in overall height and is commonly found growing alongside small rivers and creeks.

Shelf Life

2 years

Safety & Warnings

No known safety issues.

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