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, which your body converts to aspirin. All poplar trees here in North America have the same healing properties as their Old World counterparts. Poplar buds infused in oil are a traditional remedy for muscle soreness and headaches. Poplar Bud Absolute has an analgesic effect, and may ease tension.


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.

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 healing balsamic oils in the Old World. This plant is also featured prominently in many Arabic traditions.


Oil Specific: Avoid while pregnant.
General: As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Mixed with Tri-Ethyl-Citrate at 50%