Canadian Balsam Essential Oil

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Canadian Balsam has a sweet, soft-balsamic pine-like scent. This oil is beneficial for everyday stresses and strains and helps maintain healthy respiration.

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Description

Canadian Balsam | Latin Name: Abies Balsamea | Family: Pinaceae | Extraction: Distillation | Plant Part: 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 giving the tree shape of a perfect cone. It forms blisters of oleoresin on the trunk, 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.

Blends

Blends well with Juniper, Lavender, Pine, Lemon, Sandalwood, Cypress, Benzoin and Linden Blossom

Canadian Balsam is a MIDDLE note – Essential Oil Notes & Odours

Properties

Canadian Balsam is an antiseptic, cicatrizant, diuretic, purgative, nerve tonic, vulnerary, Canadian balsam is used to treat the skin, asthma, catarrh, chronic coughs and sore throat.  It is also good for cystitis, depression, nervous tension, and stress-related conditions. Useful for inflammatory skin conditions, and being sesquiterpenes – rich resin, can help heal skin lesions and ulcerations.

Essential Oil Properties & Meanings

Herbal & Folk Tradition

Historically, Native Americans have applied Canada balsam to the skin as a poultice to treat burns and wounds. During the Civil War, balm of balsam fir was reportedly used to treat combat injuries. The essential oil of Canada balsam has been used for coughs and colds.

Safety Data & MSDS

Non-toxic and non-irritating. Used in haemorrhoid creams in the pharmaceutical industry. May cause nausea in large doses.

75%-95% Monoterpenes

Canadian Balsam MSDS
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