For ages, Native Americans made a tea out of Ledum leaves to help a range of ailments. Known as Greenland Moss, Ledum is an evergreen shrub that grows up to 5 feet in height. The plant is put through a steam distillation process to extract the oil which has a smoky, peppery aroma with hints of sweetness.
Botanical Name: Ledum groenlandicum
Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Herb
Synonym: Labrador Tea, Greenland Moss
Blends Well With: Cedarwood, and other woodsy aromas
Aroma: Peppery, smoky, herbaceous, and slightly-sweet
Color: Clear – Pale Yellow
MASSAGE OIL: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 8 drops of Ledum, 2 drops of Tea Tree, 5 drops of Lavender (French) and 5 drops of Niaouli, then fill with Jojoba oil and shake to mix well. Apply to the skin after bath or for full body massage. (1.7% dilution)
BATH SALTS: Combine: 4 drops of Ledum, 1 drop of Frankincense Carterii and 2 drops of Geranium with 1 tablespoon of Jojoba oil and 1/2 cup of Epsom salts. Add to full bath and rejuvenate for 15-30 minutes.
INHALER/DIFFUSER: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Ledum, 5 drops of Eucalyptus (Radiata) and 5 drops of Niaouli. Or add 5-6 drops of this blend to your Scent Ball Diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.
Safety: If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed Aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Shelf Life: 2 Years
Comments from GC/MS report:The analysis of this Ledum batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Ledum groenlandicum. No contamination or adulteration was detected.