• 5ml black glass bottle of LVNEA's poplar bud absolute on black background. The label on the bottle is silver.
  • extreme close up of a single poplar bud

POPLAR BUD | Absolute

  • $28.00

Pure Populus nigra absolute.

Poplar bud absolute is extracted from the buds of the Populus nigra, commonly known as black poplar, a species of cottonwood poplar native to Europe, southwest and central Asia, and northwest Africa. The buds produce a sticky fragrant resin that protects the tree over the winter and are harvested in early spring. 

The resin of several North American species of poplar has been used historically by North America’s indigenous population for many healing purposes. Christian European colonists thought the sweet-smelling, powerful healing balm used by the native people they encountered in the New World reminded them of the Balm of Gilead mentioned in the Bible. So, the healing resin exuded by balsam poplars is still known as Balm of Gilead today.

In the Victorian language of flowers, White Poplar symbolizes time. Poplar absolute or resin may be used in anointing oil or dressing oil for any spells related to attraction, reconciliation and soothing injured feelings and damaged relationships. It is also suitable for anointing tools to be used in the service of spirit.

As a fragrance, Poplar resin may be used to make the wearer more attractive, to draw a lover, or to encourage a wandering lover to reconcile. It is traditionally used in balms for sore muscles and achy joints because of its strong anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.*

It has a very sweet balsamic coumarin-cinnamic odour, with a peculiar undertone reminiscent of labdanum.

*If you are allergic to aspirin, you may react to poplar.

ASPECTS: · balsamic · sweet · fresh · resinous · sensual · warm · new mown hay
APPEARANCE: viscous, dark brown or amber-coloured liquid

Presented in a 5ml or 15ml black glass bottle with a euro dropper top that may have to be removed depending on the viscosity of the item selected. Please note that essential oils and absolutes vary widely in thickness and consistency.

Essential oils, absolutes, and other pure plant extracts should not be applied to the skin without being properly diluted in a cosmetic carrier (such as jojoba oil, ethanol, epsom salts, etc.) Always patch-test when using an essential oil or absolute for the first time, and research whether or not the extract you are using is skin-safe, or that it is appropriate for its intended use. Do not ingest essential oils or apply them internally, and avoid contact with the eyes. Keep out of reach of children and pets, and consult a knowledgeable health practitioner before use when pregnant or breastfeeding. Store in a cool and dry area.