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Latin Name: Picea mariana
Common Name: Spruce (aka Black Spruce, Bog Spruce, Swamp Spruce, Shortleaf Black Spruce)
Botanical Name: Picea mariana (synonymous with Abies mariana, Picea brevifolia, P. mariana var. brevifolia, P. nigra, Pinus nigra)
Botany: A slow growing small evergreen coniferous tree with long needle-like leaves that grows up to 45 feet tall in North America.
History: The Black Spruce tree is the provincial tree of Newfoundland.
Plant Part: Needle
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Cultivation Method: Ethically farmed
Fragrance: Woodsy, earthy, sweet, herbaceous, balsamic
Color of Oil: Clear
Note: Middle Note
Blends well with: Cedarwood, Cypress, Galbanum, Juniper, Lavandin, Lavender, Pine, Rosemary
Therapeutic Benefits - Mind: Spruce is energizing and uplifting and relieves stress.
Therapeutic Benefits - Body: Spruce is antiviral. It is good for acne, eczema, and tones the skin. Spruce is a circulatory stimulant that soothes aching muscles and joints. It dries out asthma and bronchitis and helps to heal candida and hyperthyroidism.
Therapeutic Benefits - Spirit: Spruce is great for spiritual connectivity, communication, and meditation.
Chemical Constituents: alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, bornyl acetate
Common Adulterants: Rarely adulterated
Application Method: Dilute 10 drops in 1 oz carrier oil, massage oil, or lotion and apply to skin or bath. Use 4 drops in 2 cups of hot water for a steam.
Color Energy: Blue - Comforting