Black Spruce Essential Oil
- Distillation Method:
- Country of Origin:
- Plant Part:
- Needles and Twigs
- Latin Name:
- Picea mariana
- 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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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.
- promotes urination
- helps maintain kidney action
- neutralizes microbes
- encourages sweating
- assists the body's natural eliminatory response
- relieves muscular tension and aching joints
- lessens headaches due to congestion
- firms and contracts exposed tissue
- prevents moisture loss
- tones and restores venous circulation
- promotes the healing of tissues
- increases local blood circulation
- strengthens the NERVOUS SYSTEM
- helps alleviate stress and nervous tension
- quells coughs
- eases breathing
- aids in the expulsion of mucous
- stimulates the bronchi
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.