Latin Name: Picea mariana
Part of Plant: Needle
Country of Origin: Canada
Method of Production: Steam Distillation
Picea mariana, also known as Picea nigra, Canadian black pine, and most commonly Black Spruce, is a short leafed conifer that is a member of the Pinaceae botanical family. Native to the northern part of North America, it is commonly used for pulpwood and is also popular for its use as Christmas trees.
Black Spruce essential oil has a fresh, woody and pine aroma that blends well with other firs as well as citrus and wood oils. It is popular used both alone and added to oils such as Orange, Cinnamon, and Clove, for scenting the room during the Holiday season. Try diffusing with Lemon, Lime, Douglas Fir, and Tea Tree for a clean, invigorating aroma to freshen the air. Also, consider blending it with oils such as Ginger, Frankincense, Copaiba, and Peppermint and properly dilute in a lotion or carrier oil for a soothing massage after a long workout.
Add a few drops of essential oils to a diffuser, cotton round, or a tissue.
Dilute to 1% in your choice of carrier oils to make a face serum or body oil. Apply a small amount to damp skin after washing to help seal in moisture.
Add 5-15 drops to 1 oz. of your choice of carrier oils to make a massage oil.
Mix a few drops with an unscented liquid soap or bubble bath and add to the tub when filling.
For convenience on the go…
Properly dilute with your choice of carrier oils in a roller bottle.
Add up to a total of 15 drops of essential oils to a personal aromatic inhaler (aroma stick).
Skin sensitization if oxidized; old or oxidized oils should be avoided. Should be stored in a cool, dark place, preferably a refrigerator. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, please consult with a healthcare professional prior to use. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Keep out of reach of children and pets. If swallowed, seek medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center. Do not use undiluted essential oils topically. Possible skin sensitivity. Do not use on broken skin. Watch for any possible interactions or side effects. Discontinue use if any reaction including skin irritation occurs and if condition persists, seek medical attention. Be sure you are familiar with all safety precautions including any recommended dermal maximums before use.
This product is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and is for educational and informational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
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