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Canadian Balsam Essential Oil

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Canadian Balsam Essential Oil

Latin Name: Abies balsamea
Plant Family: Pinaceae
Extraction: Distillation of the bark & resin

Canadian Balsam essential oil is a colourless liquid with a soft, balsamic, pine-like scent. 

A graceful evergreen tree that grows up to twenty meters high with a tapering trunk and numerous branches gives the tree shape of a perfect cone. It forms blisters of oleoresin on the trunk, and branches, produced from special vesicles beneath the bark. The tree does not produce a "true" balsam since it does not contain benzoic or cinnamic acid in its esters, it is really an oleoresin, being a mixture of resin and essential oil. Native to North America.

Herbal & Folk Tradition

Traditionally used for ritual purposes and as a treatment for burns, sores, cuts and chest pains. 

Blends With 

Canadian Balsam is a middle note and blends well with pine, cedarwood, cypress, sandalwood, juniper and benzoin. 

Safety Data 

Generally non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing. In large doses, it is a purgative and may cause nausea. 

Canadian Balsam Safety Data Sheet

Pure Essential Oil - Available in 10ml, 25ml, 50ml & 100ml.