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Explore the natural benefits of Balsam Poplar with our exceptional quality Hydrosol. Appreciated for its lung decongestant, healing and relaxing properties, our Balsam Poplar is a precious ally for respiratory, skin and mental well-being.

Harvested in the heart of Quebec's forests, each drop of this hydrosol, distilled from the branches and buds of Populus balsamifera, offers a soothing sensory experience.

Latin name: Populus balsamifera

French name: Peuplier Baumier

English name: Balsam Poplar

Botanical family: Salicaceae

Origin: Quebec, Canada

Harvesting time: Spring and fall

Parts distilled: Branches and buds



  • Skin system: anti-inflammatory in the initial stage, antibacterial, provides sedation, relaxation and calming.
  • Osteoarticular system: anti-inflammatory, venous and lymphatic decongestant.


Skin allergies, eczema, psoriasis, rheumatic pain.


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The Balsam Poplar, a native tree of Canada, thrives in the northern regions of Quebec, offering remarkable resistance to the rigors of winter. Reaching up to 35 meters tall and living up to 70 years, it grows in moist soils near watercourses, as well as in sandy environments, often planted in the countryside to serve as a windbreak.

Its young bark, a distinctive greenish gray, darkens over time and gradually cracks. Its oval, dark green leaves are serrated at the edges, reaching between 7 and 12 cm in length..

In spring, its resinous buds give off a pleasant scent., evoking a sweet smell of sweet resin, hence its name Balsam Poplar.This characteristic gives it appreciated therapeutic properties.

Native American populations have valued the Balsam Poplar for its medicinal virtues, particularly in the event of skin problems or lung infections.

Besides its healing applications, this tree offered various other uses. The Iroquois, for example, used it to relieve arthritis, treat skin rashes, as a laxative, and even as a decoction to combat worms in horses..

Additionally, it was used in manufacture of deerskin hair and clothing cleaners.

Hydrosols offer remarkable benefits for human, animal, insect and plant well-being. For appropriate and safe use, we recommend that you refer to specialized aromatherapy books. Additionally, consulting an aromatherapy professional can be beneficial in identifying the biochemical compounds and aromatic molecules in essential oils, thereby improving the effectiveness of your care.

Our hydrosols do not contain preservatives, so it is recommended to store them in a cool, dry place, away from light and air, for a shelf life of 1 to 3 years.

The information provided on this Website is NOT a medical recommendation for treatment or cure of any medical condition or disease.

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