Hemlock Spruce Essential Oil
Hemlock Spruce is a conifer native to North America. *Not to be confused with the poisonous hemlock plant.
- Botanical Family: Pinaceae
- Other Common Names: Spruce Hemlock, Eastern Hemlock
- Part of Plant Used: Needles/Twigs
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Variations: There are several types of Spruce Essential Oils: Black Spruce, Blue Spruce, and White Spruce.
- Chemistry: Hemlock Spruce is comprised of esters (bornyl acetate) and monoterpenes (α-pinene, camphene).
- Immune System: provides immune support
- Respiratory: supports a healthy respiratory system and treats symptoms related to coughs, colds, bronchitis, and the flu
- Nervous System: relief from anxiety and stress
- Pregnancy: helps with relaxation, stress relief, and supports the immune system
- Spiritual: supports the Throat Chakra associated with expression and communication
- Scent Profile: Mid to top note that is fresh, fruity, and piney
- Longevity: The aroma of Hemlock Spruce can last up to 24 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Woody
- Blends well with: Black Spruce, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Lavandin, Lavender, Lemon, Rosemary, Scots Pine, Vetiver
- No known issues
Products Using Hemlock 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.