24 November 2008

Botanical Name
Picea mariana

Color
Clear

Consistency/Viscosity
Thin

Perfumery Note
Middle

Aroma
Fresh, woody, earthy, sweet, with a hint of a fruity note

Strength of Initial Aroma
Medium

Extraction Method
Spruce essential oil is steam distilled from the needles and twigs of the Spruce tree

Constituents and Chemical Composition
Pinenes, limonene, bornyl acetate, tricyclene, phellandrene, myrcrene, thujone, dipentene, cadinene

Uses for Health Benefits (Indications)
  • Has been traditionally been used for muscular aches and pains, improving some breathing conditions.
  • Spruce oil has been noted to have the following properties: antimicrobial, antiseptic, antitussive, astringent, diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, nervine, rubefacient and general tonic.
  • It has a pleasing 'green forest' scent that is both calming and elevating, excellent for yoga and meditative use. Other traditional uses of Spruce Essential Oil are: Topical application for muscular aches and pains, poor circulation and rheumatism. Spruce Oil has also been used to improve breathing conditions of asthma, bronchitis, coughs and general weakness.
  • The bark of the Spruce tree, which contains essential oil components, is current in the
  • British Herbal Pharmacopoeia as indicated for diarrhea, cystitis, mucous colitis, leucorrhoea, uterine prolapse, pharyngitis, stomatitis and gingivitis.
Precaution
  • Spruce oil is generally non-irritating, non-sensitizing and non-toxic
  • Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction
  • If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult a physician
Blend With
Pine oil, Cedarwood oil, Lavender oil, and Rosemary oil

Recipe
Dilute to less than 10% in your favorite carrier oil and massage into sore muscles and joints. Also wonderful in small quantities in a diffuser or oil lamp

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