Black Spruce Essential Oil
Black Spruce is an evergreen tree with needles that are arranged singly on the branches. It is native to North America.
- Botanical Family: Pinaceae
- Part of Plant Used: Needles and twigs
- Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
- Variations: Other species of Spruce include: Blue Spruce, White Spruce, and Spruce Hemlock, which is called "spruce hemlock" to differentiate it from the poisonous hemlock plant.
- Chemistry: Black Spruce has a high concentration of esters (bornyl acetate) and monoterpenes (camphene, α-pinene).
- Circulatory: supports a healthy circulatory system
- Immune System: improves overall immune support
- Musculoskeletal: pain relief for muscular aches and pains
- Respiratory: helps alleviate symptoms of colds and the flu
- Skin: soothing treatment for irritated skin conditions
- Nervous System: energizing for overall fatigue and exhaustion
- Pregnancy: supports healthy circulation, immunity, pain relief, skin irritations, and relieves fatigue and boosts focus
- Babies & Children: helps with immune support, pain relief, respiratory ailments, irritated skin, and tiredness
- Spiritual: Supports the Root, Sacral, Heart, Throat, and Third Eye Chakras focusing on energetically balancing and supporting relationships, love, sense of self, and wisdom from introspection.
- Scent Profile: Top note with a rich, woodsy aroma
- Longevity: The aroma of Black Spruce can last up to 4 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Woody
- Blends well with: Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Palo Santo, Peppermint, Petitgrain, Rose, Rosemary, Scots Pine, Vetiver, Wintergreen
- No known issues
- Safe to use during pregnancy
Products Using Black Spruce Essential Oil
- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- Clark, Demetria. Aromatherapy and Herbs for Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding. Book Publishing Company, 2015.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists. “PREGNANCY GUIDELINES Guidelines for Aromatherapists Working with Pregnant Clients.” International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists , IFPA, 2013, www.ifparoma.org.
- National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. “Other Safety Considerations: Pregnancy.” National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, naha.org/explore-aromatherapy/safety#other.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tiran, Denise. Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice. Singing Dragon an Imprint of Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
- Tiran, Denise. “Is It Safe to Use Essential Oils While I'm Pregnant?” BabyCentre UK, BabyCentre Blog, July 2013, www.babycentre.co.uk/x536449/is-it-safe-to-use-essential-oils-while-im-pregnant.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.