Black Spruce Essential Oil

Distillation Method:
Steam
Country of Origin:
Canada
Plant Part:
Needles and Twigs
Latin Name:
Picea mariana
Cultivation:
Naturally Grown

About the Oil: Black Spruce has a warm, inviting Evergreen aroma, and is frequently mentioned in the Aroma Medicine literature for its adrenal and respiratory supportive effects.

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Drops per ml

Blending Tips

58

Chemical Families

Monoterpenes
66.19%
Esters
26.96%
Monoterpenols
3.14%

Primary Constituents

borneol acetate
26.64%
alpha pinene
19.31%
camphene
17.73%
3-careen
9.6%
beta pinene
5.53%
Description

ABOUT THE PLANT

Picea mariana is a slow-growing, small, upright coniferous evergreen tree with a straight trunk with little taper and a narrow, pointed crown of short, compact, drooping branches with upturned tips.

ABOUT THE OIL

Black Spruce essential oil is steam distilled from the needles and twigs of Canadian Black Spruce trees. This essential oil is similar to the Eastern Hemlock variety but a little more 'deep forest' in aroma, whereas the Hemlock has a brighter 'Christmas tree' scent. The aroma is both calming and elevating, excellent for yoga and meditative use, or uplifting the atmosphere of any space.

Suggested Use

GENERAL

  • strengthens
  • enlivens

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

  • promotes urination
  • helps maintain kidney action

IMMUNE SYSTEM

  • neutralizes microbes
  • encourages sweating
  • assists the body's natural eliminatory response
  • relieves muscular tension and aching joints
  • lessens headaches due to congestion

INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM

  • firms and contracts exposed tissue
  • prevents moisture loss
  • tones and restores venous circulation
  • promotes the healing of tissues
  • increases local blood circulation

NERVOUS SYSTEM

  • strengthens the NERVOUS SYSTEM
  • helps alleviate stress and nervous tension

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

  • quells coughs
  • eases breathing
  • aids in the expulsion of mucous
  • stimulates the bronchi
Application

INHALATION

  • Wonderful in small quantities in a diffuser or oil lamp. We like adding it to a humidifier.
  • The vital etheric energy (prana) condensed and and transmitted in and by black spruce effectively vibrates throughout the respiratory, nervous and glandular systems.

TOPICAL

  • Black Spruce is noted as a powerful massage oil component for muscles and joints, greatly stimulating circulation. Dilute to less than 10% in your favorite carrier oil and massage into sore muscles and joints.
Aromatherapy Details

This Black Spruce oil has a bright citrus and floral top note, a distinctly green and resinous pine menthol and eucalyptus middle note with undertones that are slightly balsamic and deeply wooded. The top note is a touch brighter than the Tsuga canadensis (Spruce or 'Hemlock' oil) and has a slightly spiced, Anise-like and balsamic undertone.

Black Spruce blends well with Pine and all other 'needle oils', Cedarwood, Lavender and Rosemary.

Safety

Black Spruce is considered non-toxic, a non irritant and non-sensitizing. Regardless, this is an aromatically powerful oil and its medical effects are felt in low concentrations. Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction.

If pregnant or breast-feeding, consult a physician prior to use.