Noted as a powerful massage oil component for muscular and rheumatic pains, Black Spruce Essential Oil greatly stimulates circulation. It’s aroma is useful in grounding the mind and focus in yoga and meditation. Black Spruce oil is great for the respiratory system and for the nervous and glandular systems.
Black Spruce essential oil is steam distilled from the needles and twigs of Canadian Black Spruce trees. Similar to the Tsuga (Eastern Hemlock) variety, but a little more ‘deep forest’ in aroma, whereas the Hemlock has a brighter ‘Christmas tree’ scent. The aroma is both calming and elevating, excellent for yoga and meditative use, or uplifting the atmosphere of any space. The aroma is thought to enhance yoga and other meditation practices.
Black Spruce essential oil is described by Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt in ‘Advanced Aromatherapy’ as particularly suited to restoring depleted and overworked adrenal glands in this formula: 5% Black Spruce essential oil and 5% Pine essential oil in Hazelnut oil. Apply regularly to the kidney area. This formula can be expanded with the addition of Peppermint oil and Cedarwood oil for a stimulating blend.
Other traditional uses of Spruce Essential Oil are: Topical application for muscular aches and pains, poor circulation and rheumatism. Spruce Oil has also been used to improve breathing conditions of asthma, bronchitis, coughs and general weakness. In ‘Aromatherapy Scent and Psyche’, Peter Damian notes: “Antiseptic, expectorant, and antitussive, black spruce oil is an ideal remedy for all lung ailments (e.g. asthma and bronchitis) whether utilized as an inhalant or a cough remedy. Indeed, the vital etheric energy (prana) condensed and and transmitted in and by black spruce effectively vibrates throughout the respiratory, nervous and glandular systems.”
Black Spruce is also noted as a powerful massage oil component for muscular and rheumatic pains, greatly stimulating circulation.
Suggested Uses: Dilute to less than 10% in your favorite carrier oil and massage into sore muscles and joints. Also wonderful in small quantities in a diffuser or oil lamp. We like adding it to a humidifier.
Possible Actions: Black spruce oil has been noted to have the following properties: antimicrobial, antiseptic, antitussive, astringent, diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, nervine, rubefacient and general tonic.
Possible Indications: Has been traditionally been used for muscular aches and pains, improving some breathing conditions.
Cautions: Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult a physician. Spruce oil is generally non-irritating, non-sensitizing and non-toxic.