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Ledum Essential Oil

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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

Origin: Canada

Method: Steam Distillation

Plant Part: Herb

Note: Middle

Family: Ericaceae

Synonym: Labrador Tea, Greenland Moss

Blends Well With: Cedarwood, and other woodsy aromas

Aroma: Peppery, smoky, herbaceous, and slightly-sweet

Consistency: Thin

Color: Clear – Pale Yellow

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.

Safety & Shelf life

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

How to Use

Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.

Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.

DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.

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.

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