Spruce, Black, Organic
Pure Black Spruce essential oil, Organically Grown
Picea mariana, Picea nigra
Extraction method / Source
Steam Distilled / Needles
Pine-like, fresh, pungent
Bornyl acetate, alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, myrcene
Botanical family: Pinaceae
Black Spruce is a hardy evergreen found in the northern US and throughout Canada. It typically grows to 50 feet in height, but can reach 100 feet under ideal conditions. It produces short green needles and brown cones which dangle from the branches.
Regions of Production
Cultivated without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Organically farmed. Plants are tested for purity after harvest. Sustainably managed forest. Plants indigenous to the area are harvested from the wild, away from chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Fruits are harvested from trees indigenous to the area which are growing in the wild, away from chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
History / Fun Facts
Adrenal stimulant, antimicrobial, antiseptic, anti-viral, expectorant, immune stimulant, nervine (Shutes, 2014)
Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.
Uses / Benefits
Helps draw biological pathogens or lactic acid from joints. helps relieve adrenal fatigue with topical application over the kidneys (see Holistic Adrenal Support) (Schnaubelt, 1998 and 2011, Shutes, 2014)
Modes of Administration
Topical: massage, compress
Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer, aromatherapy inhaler.
Blends well with
For external use only. May cause skin irritation if oxidized.
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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)
TIMELESS Essential Oils guarantees the purity and quality of all our therapeutic oils. The current Certificate of Analysis is available upon request. All essential oils are best stored in an airtight container away from heat and light.