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.
Pure Essential Oil - Available in 10ml, 25ml, 50ml & 100ml.
Herbal & Folk Tradition
Traditionally used for ritual purposes and as a treatment for burns, sores, cuts and chest pains.
Canadian Balsam is a middle note and blends well with pine, cedarwood, cypress, sandalwood, juniper and benzoin.
Generally non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing. In large doses, it is a purgative and may cause nausea.
Canadian Balsam Safety Data Sheet