Poplar bud Absolute-Balm of Gilead-Cottonwood Absolutel-Quebec-Populus deltoides

(14 customer reviews)

$20.00$154.00

This very fragrant Absolute is the concentrated aromatic essence of Poplar Buds prepared with food-grade alcohol and no harsh chemicals as many other absolutes. It has a beautiful Amberlike aroma, is alcohol soluble, and pourable

Sustainably harvested and fairly traded, it is created by a woman whose connection with the land and the plants is …

Description

This very fragrant Absolute is the concentrated aromatic essence of Poplar Buds prepared with food-grade alcohol and no harsh chemicals as many other absolutes. It has a beautiful Amberlike aroma, is alcohol soluble, and pourable

Sustainably harvested and fairly traded, it is created by a woman whose connection with the land and the plants is legendary in my world. A magician, artist and artisan of the highest calibre. I am honoured to compliment my own work and products with hers. She is a Dryad who lives in a remote forest in a tiny magical house that is much bigger on the inside than the outside.

Balm of Gilead?-Though called in the West “Balm of Gilead”, the buds of Poplar/Cottonwood trees are not the true Balm of Gilead from the Bible.
The original Balm of Gilead is believed to be Labdanum-Cistus creticus, which grows wild in the Gilead area of Biblical Israel. In the heat of the summer, its leaves exude an aromatic resin, a comforting sweet scent of the land carried on the wind, welcoming its sons and daughters back from their travels.

Though the scent of the resin laden spring buds of the Poplar tree is similar in many ways to Labdanum, it has its own unique aroma and traditional medicinal properties. You can find 2 beautiful varieties of Labdanum in the shop in the “Fresh resins” section.

I can’t describe the uses of Poplar Bud oil without first mentioning its magnetic and aphrodisiac properties which I have experienced first hand.
A dab of Poplar bud oil rubbed into the scalp creates a powerful attractant for both males and females, a mystical and softly erotic scent that blends naturally with the scent of one’s scalp and hair. It is soft, seductive, compelling and difficult to ignore once inhaled. It does not broadcast itself like an artificial perfume but draws in those who have already been invited to one’s personal space. A couple of drops can be rubbed between the fingers prior to massaging in the scalp.

Like many other resinous products, Poplar Bud Absolute acts as a fixative in perfume formulas, extending the duration of more fleeting scents in a blend.

Poplar buds are traditionally used to address chapped, chafed and dry or cracked skin, chapped lips, mild burns, respiratory issues such as coughs, congestion and catarrh. It does all this while it comforts a sick or achy body with its grounding and soothing scent.

Dan

Additional information

materials

Cottonwood Buds, Poplar Buds, Populus Deltoides

Volume

1 Millilitre, 5 Millilitres, 10 Millilitres

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  1. Retta Grant

    Retta Grant

    Lovely, sensual poplar bud scent.

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  2. Ted Kertzmann

    Ted Kertzmann

    fresh, slightly sweet, slightly earthy

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  3. Zoila Lindgren

    Zoila Lindgren

    This absolute I blend into some jojoba oil and it is very nice to use on the skin and hair. I am loving this item and it's possibilities.

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  4. Nova Kunze

    Nova Kunze

    It is a bit magical. I liked it best added to a rose scented hair oil that I already had. It is nice and subtle and smells like nature. I’m glad I bought it, I’m pleased. This store has so many wonderful things. I’m very pleased with everything I’ve bought. If it looks interesting to you, there’s a good chance you will like it when you buy from this merchant. Thanks Dan. You have a cool store and by the looks of it, a cool life!

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    Andreanne Reichel

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    Lorena Gislason

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  7. Marisa Buckridge

    Marisa Buckridge

    This absolute is rich and long lasting. I use it as a stand-alone scent.

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    Emelia Sanford

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  9. Clarabelle Oberbrunner

    Clarabelle Oberbrunner

    Where has this been all my life?! I am in love with this stuff. I adore the scent of poplar buds, and this absolute is just amazing. This will make an amazing base ingredient for natural perfumes, and will be the crowning glory of my frankincense and labdanum incense habit. Just in time for Christmas! It really is a wonderful life…😄

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  10. Madalyn Schinner

    Madalyn Schinner

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  11. Marisa Buckridge

    Marisa Buckridge

    Just ordered this for the second time. This is not to be missed. Absolutely wonderful.

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  12. Ova Denesik

    Ova Denesik

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  13. Jackson Murazik

    Jackson Murazik

    Amazing, thank you !

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  14. Jude Tromp

    Jude Tromp

    This smells just like spring

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