Wildcrafted cottonwood buds/twigs infused in Organic Cold Pressed Olive Oil over several months. (Olea europaea) This beautiful oil is also known as Balsam Poplar, has a beautiful, balsamic, sweet aroma.
One of our all-time favorites, this lovely oil is characterized by the sweet, balsamic aromas of the organic cottonwood. This calming and soothing product is useful on so many levels and has a deeply nourishing effect, calming physical inflammation and soothing emotional tension! The North American Indian tribes traditionally used the resinous buds of the tree to treat a variety of skin and lung ailments.
Suggested qualities and applications include:
Balm of Gilead can be used alone or added to other carriers. It is recommended as a lovely massage oil! Add helichrysum infused oil or the essential oil along with german chamomile essential oil for an injury blend. A lovely salve made with balm of gilead is easy to make and comes in very handy.
Directions: Melt 1/4 ounce of beeswax in 1/2 ounce of jojoba oil. When almost melted, add 1.5 ounces of balm of gilead oil. When melted, remove from heat (double boiler) and add essential oils if desire. Pour into small 1/2 ounce size PET jars and keep handy for small emergencies.
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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.
The suggested shelf life is Minimum 2 years. Freshly infused Spring - Fall 2013.
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