Botanical Name: Picea mariana
The Black Spruce grows beside other trees such as the White Spruce and Red Spruce in Canada. It is a small slow growing upright conifer averaging 15 to 50 feet tall. Seeing the tree may give the sense of grounding and expansiveness at the same time. The scent of this oil takes you right into the forest. The oil is distilled from the leaves. The scientific name is picea mariana.
Historically, Lakota Americans used this as an important part of their spiritual rituals because of its purifying and cleansing properties.
Black Spruce Essential Oil is described by Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt in ‘Advanced Aromatherapy’ as particularly suited to supporting depleted and overworked adrenal glands. Black Spruce can be both calming and sedative as well as uplifting. It is excellent for meditation and yoga practices.
Black Spruce Essential Oil is rich in monoterpenes that give this oil its anti-inflammatory and analgesic, mucolytic & respiratory therapeutic effects. Black Spruce Essential Oil is antiseptic and expectorant and therefore is ideally used for many respiratory issues.
Recipes for Black Spruce: from Veriditas Oils
For kidney and adrenal support:
5% Black Spruce
5% Pine Wild Scotch
90% Hazelnut oil
Apply to kidney area regularly.
For a dreamy diffuser blend that will transport you outdoors:
5 Drops Black Spruce
4 Drops Jasmine Perfume
2 Drops Bergamot