Botanical Name: Picea mariana
About Black Spruce Essential Oil
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.
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 Essential Oil Properties
- rich in monoterpenes that give this oil its anti-inflammatory and analgesic, mucolytic
- also is an antiseptic and expectorant and therefore is ideally used for many respiratory issues.
For a dreamy diffuser blend that will transport you outdoors:
5 Drops Black Spruce
4 Drops Jasmine Perfume
2 Drops Bergamot