Latin Name: Picea mariana
Aroma: Coniferous, piney, woody, fresh
Plant Part Used: Needles
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Countries of Origin: Canada
Approximate Shelf Life: 4-5 years
Therapeutic Uses: Decongestant, anti-inflamatory, anti-spasmodic, soothes joints
Emotional/ Energetic Qualities: Grounding, calming, sedative, increases focus, opens the heart chakra
Safety Concerns: No known safety concerns. If the oil is oxidized it could cause sensitization.
5 drops Black Spruce
5 drops Cedarwood
3 drops Lavender
2 drops Ravinsara
Mix into 1 oz unscented lotion. Apply to chest and back as needed. Do not use on children under the age of 10.
References: Tisserand & Young Essential Oil Safety, 2nd Edition Churchill Livingstone Elsevier. Edinburg 2014