Green Valley Aromatherapy

Black Spruce, Organic

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General Properties of Black Spruce Essential Oil

  • air-borne antiseptic
  • antifungal
  • anti-inflammatory
  • anti-infectious
  • anti-micotic
  • antimicrobial
  • anti-parasitic
  • astringent
  • expectorant
  • nervine
  • rubefacient

Origin: Canada. Steam distilled.

Description of Black Spruce Essential Oil

Black Spruce is a small, hardy, evergreen upright tree or dwarf shrub with thin, scaly, grayish-brown bark. This plant is native to most of Canada with the exception of the west coast and the southern prairies. It generally grows in moist or boggy locations where it can grow up to 15 meters in height.

Black Spruce essential oil has a high ester content, meaning it has strong anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory and sedative properties.

Black Spruce essential oil is known as anti-fungal and antibacterial. It can be used to help with cystitis, sore throats and gingivitis. It may help to improve circulation and strengthen the immune system. Its powerful anti-inflammatory properties make Black Spruce useful for arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and bronchitis. Black Spruce essential oil may also be useful for acne, and hyperthyroidism. Emotionally, Black Spruce essential oil can be uplifting, mentally stimulating and helpful for mental exhaustion.

Black Spruce essential oil blends well with Benzoin essential oil, Cedarwood essential oil, Lavender essential oil, Pine essential oil and Rosemary essential oil.

Specific Cautions for Black Spruce Essential Oil

Black Spruce essential oil can be stupefying in high doses. Avoid in endometriosis and estrogen dependent cancers. Use caution with hypersensitive skin or skin problems. Avoid during pregnancy.

    Information about this essential oil came from the following sources: 1. Published texts by Kurt Schnaubelt; Jeanne Rose, Rosemary Caddy as quoted by the Vancouver division of the BCAPA. Quarterly Newsletter (BCAPA, 2005) 2. Tisserand, Robert and Tony Balacs. Essential Oil Safety. (Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 1995)

References about Black Spruce Essential Oil

Information about this essential oil came from the following sources:

  1. Published texts by Kurt Schnaubelt; Jeanne Rose, Rosemary Caddy as quoted by the Vancouver division of the BCAPA. Quarterly Newsletter (BCAPA, 2005)
  2. Tisserand, Robert and Tony Balacs. Essential Oil Safety. (Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 1995)

Note and Disclaimer

The information and opinions provided here are for general educational purposes only and do not replace medical advice. It is your responsibility to consult a suitably qualified medical practitioner to ensure that you will not have any medical problems from any of our products.

Product Specifications about Black Spruce Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Picea mariana
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Appearance: Clear Liquid
Solubility in Oil: Soluble
Solubility in Water: Insoluble
Solubility in Alcohol: Soluble
Safety Information: Please read the safety information associated with this product carefully.
More Information: An MSDS sheet is available for this product.