The essence of the boreal forest in your home!
This wonderful gift set includes 4 bottles (10 mL) of selected 100% organic essential oils! These essential oils are sourced from the Canadian boreal forest using an authentic steam distillation process.
Use in a diffuser or in your massage formulas!
Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea)
The balsam fir is a tree characteristic of the boreal forests. It is the medicinal plant most used by the First Nations of Eastern Canada. Its resin was consumed in the form of tea as a treatment for many conditions such as colds, asthma, kidney problems or even to give an energy boost. The same resin could be applied topically to help healing.
The essential oil of balsam fir is derived from a steam distillation of its needles. The oil obtained is composed mainly of monoterpenes and esters. The main compound of this essential oil is β-pinene (monoterpene).
Mood and well-being
Externally, diluted at 20% in a good vegetable oil to help relieve localized pain and neuralgia. It can also be used undiluted in a diffuser to clean the air around you.
Black Spruce (Picea mariana)
Black Spruce is the most common tree in Canada. The First Nations used Black Spruce to treat various ailments. The young shoots were used in a decoction for coughs and also as a sedative. A resin poultice could be applied to the chest for respiratory problems. Bark resin could be used as chewing gum.
Black Spruce essential oil contains mainly monoterpenes and esters, especially bornyl acetate. The oil is derived from the distillation of its needles and branches. The main compound of this essential oil is bornyl acetate (ester).
Decongestion and Purification
Application on the forehead and neck in case of allergy and sinus congestion. Good tonic of the adrenal glands for the blows of tiredness in application in the lower back. In a diffuser, it is useful for its purifying and toning properties.
Jack Pine (Pinus banksiana)
Jack Pine is the most common pine in Canada. It is a North American conifer found mostly in the eastern boreal forest. The First Nations used most parts of this plant essence to prepare remedies to treat respiratory problems and to heal cuts.
Jack Pine essential oil contains mainly monoterpenes and esters. It is distinguished by a higher proportion of pinene and the presence of myrcene and limonene. The oil, resulting from the distillation of its needles and branches, offers a scent with fruity and fresh herbal notes. The majority compound of this essential oil is α-pinene (monoterpene).
Tonic and Energy
The essential oil can be used in application on the chest diluted to 20% in a vegetable oil to help decongest the respiratory tract. In a diffuser, it will be decongestant and expectorant while purifying the air.
Boreal Synergy - with Labrador Tea (Rhododendron groenlandicum)
Unlike the other plant species presented earlier, Labrador Tea is an evergreen shrub and not a tree. The leaves and twigs of Labrador tea were used by the First Nations in the form of decoction and infusion to treat various pathologies such as fever, rheumatism, respiratory diseases and seasonal flu. It was also used for its diuretic virtues and as a tonic. The essential oil Boreal Synergy is composed of essential oil of Labrador tea, essential oil of Black Spruce and essential oil of Balsam Fir.
Labrador tea oil is derived from the distillation of its leaves and is gaining more and more interest in the field of aromatherapy. The main compound of this essential oil is sabinene (monoterpene).
Calming and anti-stress
Labrador tea essential oil is often used topically for its astringent, healing and purifying properties on acneic or oily skin. In a diffuser, it is used in a mixture with other oils for its relaxing properties and promotes restful sleep.
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