Essential Oil Profile: Spruce Black

Spruce Black

Latin Name: Picea mariana

Family: Pinaceae

Plant Part: Needles

Method: Steam or hydro Distillation

Note/Element: Note: Top Element: Metal

Functional Groups: Terpene, Ester, Sesquiterpene, Alcohol

Type: Stimulating

Ayurvedic Doshas: Kapha

Scent: Fresh, uplifting, balsamic, woody, earthy, hint of fruit.

For Skin Type: Dry

Cautions: Do not use oxidized oil. Use within 6 months. Not during pregnancy. May cause skin irratation. May be sensitizing.

Physical Uses: Colds, flu, coughs, muscle and joint pain, boils , burns, wounds.

Mental/Element Uses: Mental clarity, stress, deprerssion, apathy, long illness, exhaution, fatique

Other Uses: Jet lag, sickroom , pet care apply with cedarwood to rid pet of fleas and ticks.

Blends Well With: Flowering , fruit, leaf, resin, wood.

References: 

http://www.experience-essential-oils.com/northern-lights-black-spruce-oil.html

Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Master Level, 2001-2012.

https://articles.mercola.com/herbal-oils/spruce-oil.aspx

https://www.stillpointaromatics.com/black-spruce-Picea-mariana-essential-oil-aromatherapy