Taking time to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature can be incredibly inspiring to the body, mind and soul. An essential oil that links the freshness of an open forest with the human experience, Spruce has a soft green and woody aroma. Its fragrance is sometimes compared to balsamic.
Native to the eastern coast of the United States, Spruce’s needles and twigs are put through a steam distillation process to capture the pale yellow oil. Blending Spruce with other resin based essential oils like Cypress or Myrrh can add more aromatic layers to a woodsy fragrance.
Botanical Name: Picea mariana
Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Needles
Note: Middle - Top
Synonym: Black Spruce
Blends Well With: Cypress, and other pines; Myrrh, and other resins
Aroma: Earthy, terpenic, and rounded
Safety: If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed Aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Shelf Life: 1-2 Years
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Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.
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FRAGRANT SACHET: Fill an empty sachet bag with dried flowers, herbs, or cotton balls. Add 6-10 drops of Spruce to the sachet filling; close and place the sachet in drawers, or hang in your closet.
CLEANING SPRAY: To an 8 ounce spray bottle add: 20 drops of Spruce, 40 drops of Lemon and 30 drops of Tea Tree, then fill with 2 oz grain alcohol and 6 oz distilled water. Shake well before each use.
UPLIFT: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Spruce, 5 drops of Fir and 5 drops of Lemon. Or add 5-6 drops Spruce to your diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.
MUSCLE MASSAGE: Add to a 4 ounce squeeze bottle: 8 drops of Spruce, 2 drops of Birch, 10 drops of Helichrysum, 5 drops of Peppermint and 15 drops of Copaiba, then fill with Jojoba oil and shake well to mix. Apply to overworked muscles and massage. (2.7% dilution)
BATH SALTS: Combine: 4 drops of Spruce, 1 drop of Spearmint and 2 drops of Pine with 1 tablespoon of Jojoba oil and 1/2 cup of Epsom salts. Add to full bath and rejuvenate for 15-30 minutes.
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