Balm of Gilead infused oil is made by infusing the buds and twigs of the Balsam Poplar tree (Populus balsamifera) in olive oil . . . three times!
The buds and twigs infuse in the oil for a few weeks, then are removed and replaced with fresh buds and twigs two more times.
It isn’t as well known as Trauma Oil, which is another carrier oil infused with herbs. (Trauma Oil is arnica, St. John’s wort, and calendula infused in a carrier—usually olive oil.) But Balm of Gilead infused oil can be wonderful for sore muscles and joints, deep tissue pain, and to help reduce inflammation.