Spruce (Hemlock Spruce) Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Tsuga canadensis
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Needles
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma: Pleasing, fresh-balsamic, sweet-fruity
Largest Producing Countries: USA and Canada
Traditional Use: Used in household cleaning products. Also utilized for muscle aches and pains.
Properties: Antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, nervine, rubefacient, tonic
Benefits: Anxiety, colds, coughs, infections, muscular aches and pains, poor circulation, respiratory weakness, stress related conditions. The antimicrobial properties of spruce oil make it useful in household cleaners.
Blends Well With: Amyris, benzoin, cedarwood, clary sage, galbanum, lavender, oakmoss, pine, rosemary
Of Interest: The needles and essential oil have been added to the brewing process to make spruce beers.
Safety Data: Generally considered safe.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).