Greenland moss or ledum, is the appropriate name for this essential oil. However, history has a remarkable way of influencing names. Labrador tea is so labeled because a beverage was commonly extracted from the ledum plant. This medicinal beverage was held in high esteem by the Indigenous peoples of Canada.
As a tonic, Greenland moss tea was ingested to strengthen the respiratory and digestive systems. Many women found solace using the plant to aid in childbirth; and it was a knockout when used against stubborn headaches.
The steam distilled aromatic oil of Labrador tea is beneficial today for its remedial properties. Labrador oil is indicated for intense stress and anxiety-related conditions. And, if insomnia haunts your bedroom like a plague, Labrador tea can fight that off, too.
Properties: Antiviral, analgesic, anti-infectious, decongestant, stomachic, antibacterial, antiseptic, digestive tonic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, tonic, cicatrizing, stimulant, liver support, expectorant, insecticide, immune support, diuretic, antidepressant, carminative, sedative
Aroma: Herbaceous-medicinal aroma; fresh with mild sweet, earthy-mossy undernotes
Perfumery Note: Middle
Specific Benefits of Labrador Tea Essential Oil:
Supports the Immune
Labrador tea essential oil strengthens the body to deal with situations that may suppress or weaken one’s immune defense. It’s a perfect candidate to show off during the flu and cold season.
We all could use additional support against innumerable microorganisms lurking in the shadows, and that’s exactly what ledum oil provides.
Labrador lends a hand when your digestive system comes up short. Support is especially extended when you suffer from conditions that affect the liver and poor digestion.
The oil may also prove useful if you suffer from a loss of appetite.
Have you been feeling fatigued and drained of late? Is it commonplace to feel pain without knowing its source? Do you often encounter swelling, bumps, and even lumps?
Your lymphatic system might be congested. Regular use of Labrador oil may encourage proper lymphatic function so that you can feel less ‘clogged’ in your own world.
As a powerful circulatory tonic, you may find Labrador tea essential oil useful when dealing with venous congestion related conditions such as varicose veins.
Stressed and Sleep Deprived Individuals
Prolonged stress leaves you vulnerable to infectious diseases and disorders, as it weakens the immune system and diminishes your quality of life.
As Labrador tea essential oil encourages relaxation when you’re immersed in stress, it can be used as a sleep aid. That’s right, when insomnia comes knocking, use ledum oil to keep it at bay.
Are you easily agitated or aroused? Labrador empowers you to embrace peace and tranquility when disturbed.
Add a few drops of the oil to our “Sleepy” blend and you’re as good as gold.
Gentle on the Skin
Soft, toned skin is yours for the taking with this slightly mossy essential oil. The skin has a deep love for Labrador tea oil, so during allergy season when you’re prone to erupt in hives or rashes, it’s a reliable, supportive oil to have on hand.
Greenland moss oil can also be used alongside skin regenerative oils to promote tissue healing.
Heightens Focus and
Do you find it difficult committing to certain tasks because you have the attention span of a child?
The stimulating action of Greenland moss oil supports your ability to concentrate and think with clarity, especially on hectic days.
Ledum essential oil provides support for respiratory conditions such as unproductive coughs, colds, and symptoms associated with bronchitis and laryngitis.
Circulation Booster Blend
- 3 drops of cypress essential oil
- 2 drops of helichrysum essential oil
- 2 drops of labrador tea essential oil
- 3 drops of cajeput essential oil
- 10 ml of rosehip essential oil
Combine your essential oils and carrier oil together. Use to massage the area affected by poor circulation. This blend should be used between 3 to 5 times daily and remade as needed.
Note: There are no known contraindications associated with Labrador tea essential oil, but it’s best avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Steamy Focus Blend
- 3 drops of labrador tea essential oil
- 3 drops of rosemary ct. verbenone essential oil
- 2 drops of peppermint essential oil
Bring a pot of water to a boil. Transfer the hot water to a container and add your essential oils. Placing a towel above the head to form a tent, gently lean in to inhale the steam emanating from the container. Your eyes should be closed for this process.
An alternative is to add the oils to a diffuser.
Congestion Buster Blend
- 3 drops of eucalyptus globulus essential oil
- 2 drops of Labrador tea essential oil
- 4 drops of copaiba essential oil
- 2 drops of myrtle essential oil
Use as a steam inhalant by adding your essential oils to a container of hot water. Place your head above the container and take small inhales, with your eyes closed of course.
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