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Yun Shan - Black Spruce, 5ml
Steam distilled Picea mariana - 5ml
Black Spruce’s fresh, pine-like aroma is sweeter, milder and softer than most evergreen oils. Its balsamic, resinous top notes with green, woody tones instill it with purifying and cleansing attributes and promote an openness and clarity for the mind. Overall, the scent is very clean, fresh, pleasant and restorative.
Picea mariana (black spruce) is a North American species of spruce tree in the pine family. It is a frequent part of the biome known as taiga or boreal forest. The sharp, bluish-green needle-like leaves of the tree are the primary source of essential oil, which is extracted through the process of steam distillation.
Black Spruce essential oil is said to support the adrenal cortex. It 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 oil in Hazelnut oil. This can be applied over the kidney area. Like many woody oils, Spruce is grounding and stimulating at the same time. While it has a calming effect on a nervous, hyperactive individual, it energizes someone who is feeling lethargic and melancholic.
Spruce essential oil is considered to be beneficial in improving memory and concentration.
As aroma therapy, Spruce essential oil benefits the Lung and opens the breathing passages, partly due to the significant percentage of camphene in it’s composition. This monoterpene is known specifically to be a powerful mucolytic, helpful for respiratory issues such as bronchitis, asthma and coughs. Camphene is also a powerful antioxidant adding to its therapeutic benefits when dealing with respiratory issues.
Practitioners may find diffusing Spruce along with Zi Su Ye essential oil for cough and congestion to be helpful.
Applied to the muscles and joints in dilution spruce essential oil enhances the bodies function and flexibility, and therefore useful to relieve joint pain, muscle stiffness and spasms. The a-pinene and bornyl acetate chemical components give Spruce essential oils anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, as well as the energetic & emotional support for calming & sedating, which it is a great addition to pain blends.
Major chemical components: Ester rich, Bornyl acetate, beta-pinene, alpha-pinene, camphene