Greenland Moss Essential Oil
Gallant Greenland Moss Essential Oil is a fresh, forest scented essence that conjures aromatic-images of undisturbed, dewy moonlit wildernesses. Even with its inviting wild-forest fragrance, Greenland Moss, also known as Labrador Tea, is one of the most exceptional essential oils in the Living Libations aromatic-arsenal.
Botanical Name: Ledum groenlandicum
Botanical Family: Ericaceae
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Part of Plant Distilled: Leaves
Country of Origin: Canada
Cultivation Method: Wild
Composition: 100% Ledum groenlandicum
Scent Description: The Garden of Eden after a sudden spring rain shower.
In Living Libations: Feeling Good Today
Blends well with: Douglas fir, Basil, Frankincense, Lemon, Grapefruit, Rose Otto, Lavender, Myrrh, Silver Fir, Neroli, Geranium, Hyssop, Inula, Sweet Thyme, and Bergamot.
Uses: Culinary herb for use in teas. Enjoy a drop with honey or olive oil. Freshens breath. The herb was used as a marinade for cooking meats. It was used as an ingredient in brewing beer before hops were discovered. A sweet, toning essences for skin serums, saunas, steamy baths, and massage liniments. Diffuse in winter seasons to purify the air. Penultimate essence for inhaling in salt pipes. Great for air travel.
Native North Americans used the sap and green parts of the Greenland Moss plant to cleanse, calm, and to ceremoniously bring emotions into the light of consciousness. The plant's leaves were chewed to simply to enjoy their sweet flavor and benefit the mouth.
The essential oil is well used as an addition to facial steam baths to tone, condition, and improve skin's appearance. Slip into serums with frankincense, immortelle, and lavender.
"Around one thousand kilograms of wild-harvest Greenland Moss are required to make one kilo of oil. It grows in peat bogs in out of the way places, and even well north of the snow line. This certainly contributes to the power of its effects." S. Catty, Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy
"Greenland Moss is a new entry into the circle of commonly used essential oils. Represented in the 1990 edition of L'aromatherapie exactement, it has gained larger popularity through Anne-Marie Giraud-Robert's work [which we recommend researching]. Kurt Schnaubelt, The Intelligence of Essential Oils