Pungent aromas of pine, wood and a hint of pepper infuse the breathtaking fragrance of Western Hemlock oil, instantly transporting you into the heart of a sunlight-drenched coastal forest glen.
The towering, graceful silhouette of this majestic giant of the Pacific Northwest cannot be forgotten. Growing up to 50 meters above the forest floor, the Western Hemlock is distinguished by its drooping treetop and soft, feathery fans of needles.
The people of the Bella Coola regions traditionally used poultices made from Western Hemlock to treat burns, cuts, heart ailments and rheumatism.
Western Hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla) 20% dilution in a base of jojoba oil.
Great Bear Essential Oils: More Than Just a Product
Each Great Bear Rainforest™ Essential Oil beautifully infuses home, work and contemplative spaces with the fresh, invigorating fragrances of this carefully protected area of Canada. Beyond being an important, healing aromatherapy product, Great Bear Rainforest™ Essential Oils are a powerful labour of love, conservation, care and community, and the benefit of your purchase has a significant ripple effect.
As residents of the Great Bear Rainforest, we are dedicated stewards of our region’s lands, waters and resources, and take deep responsibility for the economic and cultural well-being of our members. Your support of this project helps ensure sustainable employment opportunities, and promotes the continued cultural health, growth and prosperity of these important communities with the pristine Great Bear Rainforest.
The Great Bear Rainforest encompasses the North and Central Coast and Haida Gwaii regions of British Columbia. This area is the unceded Traditional Territory of our First Nations and represents a quarter of the world’s surviving coastal temperate rainforest.
The ecosystem is the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world. It is home to grizzly bears, black bears, cougars, wolves, and the rare white-furred kermode, or Spirit Bear, as well as centuries-old western red cedars and a complex, bio-diverse ecosystem dependent on the recurrent upriver migration of salmon.
Since 2000, Coastal First Nations have been working together to create a model that supports local communities while ensuring the long-term future of the Great Bear Rainforest and its surrounding waters.