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Do not use pure essential oils. Essential oils are diluted in a vegetable oil when applied to the skin. Carry out a skin tolerance test in the crook of your elbow and wait 48 hours before using the oil on the skin. Do not use the essential oil if you notice a reaction such as redness, itching or stinging.
Keep out of reach of children.
If accidental ingestion occurs, seek urgent medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center.
Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. Essential oils should not be applied to the eyes, the eye contour area, neither into the ears. In case of contact, apply a plenty of vegetable oil and take promptly medical advice.
If symptoms persist or worsen when using essential oil, consult a health care practitioner.
If you have epilepsy or asthma, consult a health care practitioner prior to use.
Avoid exposure of applied area(s) to the sun.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, do not use essential oils.
Known adverse reactions:
If you experience nausea, dizziness, headache or an allergic reaction, discontinue use.
Store in airtight, light-resistant container at room temperature.
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Ledum known to us as Labrador Tea, grows in cold regions, in thick massifs, in bogs, marshes and woods surrounded by conifers. It is a small shrub that rarely reaches a size above 50 centimetres.
The leaves are green on the top, orange on the bottom and covered with a dense down.
The tiny white flowers grow in hemispherical clusters and are very fragrant and sticky.
Labrador Tea tops the list of 17 plants designated by Aboriginal healers for their therapeutic virtues.
Leaves are regularly used to make drinks and medicines—most often as a fragrant tea—by many Indian tribes such as the Quinault and Makah tribes, the Potawatomi, the Anishinaabe and the Iroquois.
Because of its exceptional calming virtues the essential oil is useful during difficult times when nervousness and stress are too present.
Astringent and bactericidal, the organic essential oil of this northern shrub, inhabiting peat bogs and wetlands, disinfects wounds and relieves inflammation. Also called "Swamp Tea" or "Hudson's Bay Tea", this plant would have the ability to help regenerate liver cells.
Apply 2 to 3 drops of friction on the liver area to facilitate hepatic drainage via the enteric tract.
Note: in addition to a pro-hepatic diet, an in-house treatment with hydrolate of lédon is quite indicated in case of tired liver.
This essence is also indicated against congestion of the prostate, thyroid imbalances and to counteract allergies.
Applied to the nervous and blood plexuses, it relieves pain due to neuralgia as well as excessive nervousness.
⇒ : Avoid in hypersensitive, allergic and epileptic persons, pregnant women and young children.
This organic essential oil from Labrador tea from Canada is distilled from the flowering tops of the plant.
Applied to the nervous and blood plexuses, it relieves pain due to neuralgia as well as insomnia and excessive nervousness.
⇒ Avoid in hypersensitive, allergic and epileptic subjects, as well as pregnant women and young children.
It is an Ericaceae (like rhododendrons, heathers, wintergreens, arbutus or kalmias for example).
This shrub grows abundantly in the boggy soils of northern Canada, and southern Greenland.
Its strongly scented foliage has been spotted for centuries by locals to make herbal teas (decoction in hot water) and later to flavor beer.
It is grown in Canada.
If you venture to pick it yourself, it should not be confused with the swamp tea tree (Ledum palustris) which is toxic.
Main components of essential oil
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