Black Spruce, Organic
Black Spruce essential oil, Organically Grown
Botanical name : Picea mariana
Extraction method / Source : Steam Distilled / Needles
Aroma : Fresh, balsamic, slightly fruity
Note : Top, Middle Odor Intensity :
Key constituents : Alpha-pinene, bornyl acetate, beta-pinene, myrcene, (Current Certificate of Analysis available upon request)
Plant description : Botanical family : Pineceae Black Spruce is a hardy evergreen which grows in temperate areas of the Northern Hemisphere. It typically grows to 50 feet in height, produces bluish, needle-like leaves and small dense cones.
Regions of Production : Canada, USA
Growing Practices : Organically farmed. Needles are tested for purity after harvest.
Properties : Antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, expectorant, immune-stimulating, nervine (Shutes, 2014) (Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.)
Uses / Benefits : Improves circulation, provides symptomatic relief of muscle pain. Supports immune function, helpful for colds and flu. Stimulating, helps with mental fatigue and physical exhaustion. See Holistic Adrenal Support.
Modes of Administration : Topical : massage, compress. Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer, aromatherapy inhaler.
Fragrant influences: Deepens the breath, stimulating.
Blends well with :
History / Fun Facts :
Cooksley, Valerie Gennari, Aromatherapy: Soothing Remedies to Restore, Rejuvenate, and Heal, 2002. Prentice Hall Press, New York, NY.
Cooksley, Valerie Gennari, Aromatherapy : A Holistic Guide to Natural Healing with Essential Oils, 2015. Floramed Publishing, The Woodlands, TX.
International Fragrance Research Association, http://www.ifraorg.org/en-us/standards (January 5, 2016).
Schnaubelt, Kurt, Advanced Aromatherapy: The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, (English translation)1998. Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT.
Schnaubelt, Kurt, The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils : The Science of Aromatherapy, 2011. Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT.
Shutes, Jade, The Dynamics of Blending: A Guide to Blending and a Reference Manual for Essential Oils and Base Materials, 2014. The East-West School for Herbal and Aromatic Studies, Chapel Hill, NC.
Tisserand, Robert and Young, Rodney, Essential Oil Safety, 2nd edition, 2014. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, New York, NY.
United States Food and Drug Administration, HHS, 182.1 Substances That Are Generally Recognized as Safe, 182.20 Essential oils, Oleoresins (solvent-free), and natural extractives (including distillates), http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/CFR-2012-title21-vol3-sec182 (January 28, 2016).
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