Hemlock

Hemlock

Very abundant in Canada, this pyramidal conifer grows slowly at low altitudes and prefers very moist, fertile soil. It mixes easily with hardwoods, sugar maples, birches, beeches, etc. Its straight trunk is covered with dark brown, reddish bark and all its organs contain resinous essences. The essential oil extracted from its twigs and needles has a woody and slightly acidic aroma.

To order this essential oil, go to our online shop here

The following summary is given for information purposes: it is a synthesis of the properties described in recognised aromatherapy books and/or in accordance with ancestral and popular traditions. The properties* presented are taken from the book ‘Aromathérapie Corps et Ame’ by André Bitsas, published by Amyris. It is in no way a medical information or a list of indications. Presentation This "hemlock" from Canada is really not "just another softwood". This is revealed by a surprisingly complex biochemistry: monoterpenes of course (little limonene this time), but also esters (more than 30%), monoterpenols, ketones, sesquiterpenes... Properties * The general characteristics of the essential oils of abietaceae are found here but the strong presence of esters (more than 30% bornyl acetate) introduces a principle of balance and harmony, these molecules correcting all forms of dystonia of the autonomic nervous system. This essential oil can be used to combat various respiratory ailments accompanied by spasms and mucous congestion. Used locally, it soothes muscular and articular pains. Psycho-emotional level This essential oil supports people whose nervous weakness and low self-esteem lead them to compulsive and addictive behaviours (to food, tobacco, drugs) and helps them to take a step back from their own weaknesses and not to be carried away by them into states of nervous breakdown or even panic. It helps people at the end of their lives to accept the coming passage.

Bio
Yes
EMOTIONAL IMPACT
To free oneself from a paralyzing mind
OLFACTORY NOTES
Woody
Slow cosmétique label
Yes
Wellbeing
Respiratory comfort,  Self-confidence,  Small winter ailments,  relax