Our signature product, Balm of Gilead Oil, and a few of its byproducts have become our most personal and defining product. This oil is certainly unique among a collection of uniqueness. We adore the smell, and we enjoy the benefits of peacefulness, which it brings to our studio each year. The scent of this oil has a sweetness which is clean and hauntingly fragrant. Some customers have told us that they find this one oil very intense. I just know that we passionantly love our Balm of Gilead Oil, and others must enjoy it too, because this is our company's largest selling product. Pound for pound, we ship more Balm of Gilead Oil than any other product. For the last three years we have doubled our bud order each year as more and more of you become additiced as we are.
We only use fresh buds, not dried, frozen, or dehydrated. These are the buds of balsam poplar trees which secrete a powerfully aromatic and healing resin. This resin is high in salicylic acid, which also happens to be the active ingredient in aspirin. We begin each year with the freshest crop of buds from a remote area in the Alaskan wilderness. An area free from pesticides, herbicides, and the pollution provides us with the finest wildcrafted buds possible.
How to Use:
The largest number of request we have for this oil is from churches, religious groups, and hospices. It is used as an anointing oil for religious services and sacrifed rites. However, it is also a wonderful body Oil, just massage a small amount into tired muscles and joints.
Use as a bath oil, by pouring two-three tablespoons into warm water, relax, and enjoy. Can be used for minor skin irritations:, by appling a small about to skin and massage. Enjoy the uplifting and calming scent.
Helianthus (Sunflower) Oil*, Olea Europea (Olive) Oil*, Populus Balsamifera (Buds),**Mixed Tocopherols (non-GMO certified Tocobiol Vitamin E oil)
This product contains no commercial fragrances.
This product is Vegan.
* Asterisk indicates that particular ingredient is from an organic source.
** Denotes wildcrafted ingredient
***Fair Trade Participant
All ingredients are sourced with great care and are either wild-crafted or grown under the care of a certified organic farmer. Grown without the use of GMO seed, pesticides, herbicides or other poisonous chemicals is the definition we use to determine quality.
Test on Animals – Never! Karen's Botanicals has never tested our products on animals. We'll not participate in animal testing from source companies either.