Botanical Name: Picea mariana
Plant Part: Needles and Twigs
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Black Spruce is a naturally growing tree in Canada. It is typically found in wet, swampy areas where the wild growing trees can grow up to 15 meters in height.
Color: Colorless to pale yellow liquid.
Common Uses: Spruce Black Essential Oil has a very pleasant scent, and can be used by aromatherapists in baths to revive tired muscles. Consumers will also see Spruce Black oil frequently used in room sprays, detergents, and in cough and cold preparations.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Pine, Cedarwood, Galbanum, Benzoin, Lavender and Rosemary.
Aromatic Scent: Spruce Black Essential Oil is one of Canada’s best kept secrets. It is sweeter, and softer than most evergreen oils with a balsamic, resinous odor with green woody notes. Overall, the scent is very clean, fresh and pleasant.
History: Black Spruce Essential Oil has a long history of use in saunas, steam baths, and as an additive to baths and massage products in spas. A particular strength of this essential oil is its ability to target sore muscles and reenergize.
Cautions: Black Spruce Essential Oil should be applied to the skin only in dilution as it has the potential to be a possible skin irritant. Avoid use during pregnancy.