The Borealis gift box by S•Sens Aroma™ is composed of 100% pure organic essential oils. They are certified organic by Ecocert Canada and AgroBoréal.
These essential oils are sourced from plants of the Canadian boreal forest by an authentic process of steam distillation.
This box includes:
- 1 x 10 mL bottle of Balsam fir essential oil
- 1 x 10 mL bottle of Black spruce essential oil
- 1 x 10 mL bottle of Jack pine essential oil
- 1 x 10 mL bottle of Boreal synergy essential oil blend
- a leaflet describing our oils and their use
These four essential oils are also sold separately in 15 mL format.
The boreal forest takes its name from the Greek god boreas which means "the north wind". Boreas is himself the son of Eos, the goddess of Dawn. This close link between Boreas and Eos quite naturally evokes the phenomenon of the Northern Lights.
The Northern Lights are born from the interaction of the solar magnetic wind with the Earth's upper northern atmosphere. This magnetic contact creates a release of molecular energy expressed through the appearance of haunting hues of light that almost seem to spring from the trees of the boreal forest
Our Borealis line is made up of essential oils extracted from plant species typical of the boreal forest, and the energy released is akin to the magic of the Northern Lights.
Discover the essential oils in the borealis gift box
Balsam fir (Abies balsamea)
Balsam fir is a characteristic tree of boreal forests. It is the most widely used medicinal plant by First Nations in eastern Canada.
Balsam fir essential oil comes from steam distillation of its needles. The resulting oil is mainly composed of monoterpenes and esters.
The majority compound of this essential oil is β-pinene (monoterpene).
Black spruce (Picea mariana)
Black spruce is the most common tree in Canada. The First Nations used black spruce to treat various ailments.
Black Spruce essential oil mainly contains monoterpenes and esters, especially bornyl acetate. The oil comes from the distillation of its needles and branches.
The major component of this essential oil is bornyl acetate (ester).
Jack pine (Pinus banksiana)
Jack pine is the most common pine in Canada. It is a North American conifer found mostly in the eastern boreal forest.
Jack pine essential oil mainly contains monoterpenes and esters. It is distinguished by a higher proportion of pinene and the presence of myrcene and limonene. The oil, obtained from the distillation of its needles and branches, offers a scent with fruity notes and fresh herbs.
The major component of this essential oil is α-pinene (monoterpene).
Boreal Synergy - with Labrador Tea (Rhododendron groenlandicum)
Unlike the other plant essences presented here, Labrador tea is an evergreen shrub, not a tree. The leaves and twigs of Labrador tea were used by the First Nations as a decoction and infusion.
The boreal synergy essential oil consists of labrador tea essential oil, black spruce essential oil and balsam fir essential oil. Labrador tea oil is obtained from the distillation of its leaves and is gaining more and more interest in aromatherapy circles. The major compound of this essential oil is sabinene (monoterpene).