Black spruce is great for mental fatigue and burnout. Also is effective for asthma, bronchitis, colds, flu, coughs and respiratory weakness. This oil helps us find the inner strength when facing challenging situations and is also useful for muscular aches and pains.
|County of Origin||Canada|
|Therapeutic Properties||Antimicrobial (Clinical studies) and in aromatherapy commonly used and antimicrobial, antiseptic, antitussive, astringent, diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, nervine, rubefacient and tonic.|
|Chemical Family||Monoterpene, Ester|
|Approx. Shelf Life||4 years|
|Method of Extraction||Steam Distilled|
|Blends well with||Black pepper, spike lavender, ginger, rosemary, pine, grapefruit and lemon.|
History: In the nineteenth century, North American colonists made spruce beer to use as an antiscorbutic. Captain James Cook used the beer to preserve the health of his crew and to prevent scurry.
Characteristics: Pale yellow to colorless with a pleasant balsamic odor.
Clinical Studies: An in vivo study found that a treatment with black spruce oil enhanced memory function in rats.
Indications: Musculoskeletal systems - relief of muscular aches, poor circulation and rheumatism. Psychological - mental fatigue and burnout. Respiratory - very effective for asthma, bronchitis, cold, flu, coughs and respiratory weakness.
Subtle Aromatherapy: Spruce supports intuition and teaches us about compassion for ourselves and others. It will allow us to feel compassion despite our mistakes and fears.
Mode of Administration: Bath, diffusor, disinfectant, inhaler, massage, mist spray, and steam inhalation.
Safety: Spruce essential oil has a GRAS status. Overall it is a safe and non-toxic oil however old or oxidized oils should not be use as skin sensitization can occur.