In addition to all of our wonderful lavender products, we have started a balsam line. The Balsam tree is a soft-needled evergreen tree that is native to Michigan, as well as many other Midwestern and Eastern states in the US, and even parts of Canada. Many people use balsam as their Christmas tree, so it has a very warm, nostalgic scent for lots of people. Besides Christmas, balsam has several uses: