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Poplar Bud Absolute

  • Populus nigra
  • Origin: France
Poplar Bud Absolute


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A rich oil with balsamic undertones and heavy vanilla honey top notes. Resinous and tenacious.


This beautiful oil brings warmth and comfort at first sniff, transporting you to the great outdoors. It is a wonderful fixative for forest notes, and creates a subtle base for floral blends without overpowering their delicate scents.

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.


5 mL, 10 mL, 1/2 oz., and 1 oz essential oils are packaged in amber glass bottles with drop reducers for easy application. Larger sizes are packaged in amber screw cap bottles and do not come with reducers or droppers.

Label Updates

We are currently transitioning to a smudge-proof label for our essential oils. If ordering more than one oil you may receive both types of labels as we make this transition. Our new labels are a poly-base and printed in full color in-house.

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.

Herbal Miscellany

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.


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.

For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Poplar bud oil blended with Tri-Ethyl-Citrate at 50%.