Boreal Essential Oils
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Organic Boreal Essential Oils
Labrador Production produces organic boreal essential oils harvested by hand in the wild. Our refined harvesting and extraction techniques produce pure, high-quality oils with a strong aromatic concentration. For information on our full range of bulk essential oils and on our prices, please contact us.
Organic essential oil of Labrador tea
Greenland ledon, commonly known as Labrador tea, is a plant of the family Ericaceae that grows naturally in North America and is found in abundance in northern Quebec. This plant is highly prized for its essential oil, which is extracted through steam distillation.
Labrador tea essential oil is especially sought after for its anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antiseptic and decongestant properties. The dried leaves can also be consumed in tea form by steeping the leaves in hot water for three to four minutes.
Labrador tea helps regenerate liver cells and acts as a liver drainer. This tea is also very effective in treating stress and insomnia. In addition, studies are underway to analyze its potential to treat certain tumours (through essential oils).
Organic essential oil of black spruce
Black spruce is a conifer that’s found in many regions of Quebec—mainly in the heart of the boreal forest. This tree’s properties as a building material are well established, but it can also be used to make a high-quality essential oil.
When steam-distilled, its branches provide a very fragrant essential oil with many virtues. The main known properties of black spruce essential oil are: an excellent airborne antiseptic (mycotic and parasitic), an antispasmodic, a general tonic and neurotonic, an immune stimulant, and a relaxant.
It can also be used as a decongestant, to treat sinusitis and coughing, by inhaling it or diffusing it in the air. Finally, black spruce essential oil has benefits for the skin, muscles and joints when rubbed on an affected area.
Organic essential oil of balsam fir (needles and bark)
The balsam fir is a very common conifer in Quebec. It is sought after as an ornamental wood and for its resin (fir gum), but also for the properties of its essential oil.
Like black spruce essential oil, balsam fir oil is used as a respiratory antiseptic, antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory. It is mainly used to treat colds, asthma and coughs. Balsam fir essential oil can also treat cold rheumatism, osteoarthritis, cramps and muscle contractures.
White spruce essential oil
The white spruce is a species of conifer that belongs to the genus Picea and the family Pinaceae, with short and persistent needles. It’s found in the temperate forests of North America, mainly in Canada and some northern parts of the United States. At maturity, it can reach 20 to 25 metres in height and about 5 metres in width. This tree is used in the pulp and paper and hardwood industries as well as for its essential oil.
White spruce essential oil is mainly used for its anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antiseptic and decongestant properties. It can help relieve respiratory tract irritation, asthma, sinusitis and bronchitis as well as purify the ambient air. This oil is also used for massage and to relax the muscles.
Essential oil of sweetfern
The sweetfern is a species of flowering plant in the family Myricaceae, is native to eastern North America, from southern Quebec, east to Nova Scotia, south to the extreme north of Georgia, and west to Minnesota. It’s a flowering bush with fern-like leaves that grows in acidic, sandy environments. Indigenous peoples used it to flavour dishes and as a repellent against biting insects.
Sweetfern offers calming, antiseptic and healing effects. It can be used as an insect repellent and is safe for children and pets. Its leaves feature aromatic notes of resin, thyme, honey and eucalyptus. As a hydrosol, it can be used in cooking and body care, for sensitive and mixed skins with a tendency towards oiliness.
Essential oil of white cedar
Thuja occidentalis, also known as white cedar, is a coniferous tree in the family Cupressaceae which is native to northeastern North America. It grows to 15 to 20 metres tall, with a trunk that’s about 40 cm in diameter. Its red-brown bark is furrowed and peels off in narrow, longitudinal strips. Its leaves have a dark green upper side and a yellowish green lower side. The essential oil is extracted from its branches. According to records of Jacques Cartier’s second voyage in 1535, the crew used the vitamin C-rich leaves of the white cedar to stave off scurvy.
Known for its antibacterial properties, white cedar essential oil soothes sinus, ear, nose and throat discomfort. It acts as a decongestant and stimulant, and helps fight viral and bacterial infections by strengthening the immune system. Also known as a healing and antiseptic, it can be used as a cleanser to treat skin problems. Finally, white cedar essential oil is used in pharmaceutical products as well as in perfumes, cosmetics, soaps, detergents, disinfectants, hair products and deodorants.
A Guaranteed Supply
Labrador Production has a government supply guarantee that ensures its products will always be available for customers to purchase. This guarantee recognizes the organization’s reliability as a supplier.
A Sustainable Methodology
Labrador Production uses hand harvesting as a way to respect the plant and the product. The company has developed a refined pruning technique for harvesting in a sustainable way that doesn’t harm the ecosystem. Labrador Production holds an environmental certification that allows it to operate an essential oil distillation plant that has no impact on the environment. In addition, unused hydrosol is disposed of responsibly. Labrador Production has an agreement with a forestry company to recover all the residues from its harvests. These residues are sent to a cogeneration plant to be converted into electricity.
About Labrador Production
Labrador Production is an impact company that produces pure and organic essential oils from plants and coniferous trees located in the heart of the boreal forest, beyond the 49th parallel.
We’ve developed our own extraction techniques to produce pure, high-quality oils with a strong aromatic concentration. Labrador Production products are organic and bio-certified.
Fairness and transparency are at the heart of the company’s principles. Our natural products are fully traceable, and our practices are based on circular economy principles that minimize our organization’s ecological footprint. Because we believe that the boreal forest deserves to be shared with as many people as possible, Labrador Production does its utmost to share the forest’s riches while protecting and nurturing it for the sake of future generations.
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200 Gagnon Street
Albanel, QC, Canada G8M 3P8
2251, Rang Saint-Joseph North
Girardville, QC, Canada G0W 1T9