Poplar Bud Absolute
Poplar bud absolute is extracted from the buds of Populus nigra. This base note has balsamic undertones with heavy vanilla top notes and is a beautiful fixative in perfume blends. The common name of poplar buds, Balm of Gilead, is a Biblical reference to Mecca balsam, the source of balsamic oils in the Old World. This plant is also featured prominently in many Arabic traditions.
The sticky resin of poplar buds contain salicin. All poplar trees in North America have the same properties as their Old World counterparts. Poplar buds infused in oil are a traditional remedy. Our poplar oil is an extracted absolute and not an infused oil. It blends well with ho wood, davana, rose, or fennel oils.
Poplar bud absolute (solvent extracted) and triethyl citrate.
Blends Well With
Needle oils such as black spruce, western red cedar, douglas fir and cypress, sour citrus oils such as grapefruit, lime or lemon, florals like rose, geranium and Roman chamomile. Other oils: palo santo, ho wood, davana, Atlas cedarwood, elemi, fennel, ginger and vetiver.
5 mL, 1/2 oz. and 1 oz. sizes are packaged in an amber glass bottle with a reducer cap. Larger sizes are packaged in amber screw cap bottles and do not come with reducers or droppers.
This oil has no known precautions. Never use essential oils undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children.
Before using topically, perform a small patch test on your inner forearm or back by applying a small quantity of diluted essential oil and apply a bandage. Wash the area if you experience any irritation. If no irritation occurs after 48 hours it is safe to use on your skin.