Black Spruce

 

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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

Note: top/middle

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.

Recipe Blend

Cough Lotion

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

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