Spruce Essential Oil

Botanical Name:
Tsuga canadensi
Country of Origin:
Canada
Plant Part:
Needles and Twigs
Distillation Method:
Steam
Cultivation:
Naturally Grown
Overall Profile
Monoterpene
N/A
Ester
N/A
Oxide
N/A
Primary Constituents
borneol acetate
25.82%
alpha pinene
18.71%
camphene
17.18%
3-carene
9.30%
beta pinene
5.36%
  • 4oz -
    $59.35
  • 8oz -
    $85.28
  • 16oz -
    $199.87
  • 1Kg -
    $351.22
  • Sample -
    $0.99
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Wholesale Pure Spruce Essential Oil

100% pure essential oil of Canadian Eastern Hemlock Spruce, steam distilled from the needles and twigs. Also known as 'Tsuga' essential oil, this has a brilliant, bright and uplifting aroma. Our Spruce Essential Oil is available from sample size up to 1 kg or more.

ABOUT THE PLANT

A member of the Pine family and also commonly called 'Hemlock' this variety of Spruce tree is a native species to the east coast of the USA and can reach 50 meters in height.

ABOUT THE OIL

This essential oil is steam distilled from the needles and twigs of naturally grown Canadian Spruce trees.

Aromatherapy Notes

This Spruce oil has a bright citrus and floral top note, a distinctly green and resinous pine menthol and eucalyptus middle note with undertones that are slightly balsamic and deeply wooded. It serves as an excellent oil for use in yoga and meditative practice. Spruce oil blends well with: Pine, Cedarwood, Lavender and Rosemary oil.

Traditional Uses

Spruce is native to North America and was an important plant in Native American rituals and medicine. The twigs and branches were heated in steam in sweat lodges to release their essence for purifying the body and promoting health. Spruce bark was used to staunch the flow of blood from wounds. Native Americans would also make a tea from the bark that was said to fight colds and relieve rheumatism. Tea made from the leaves was used to soothe respiratory problems.1

Therapeutic Properties

Therapeutic Properties Described in The Aromatherapy Literature

From The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy2:

  • Antimicrobial, Antiseptic, Antitussive, Astringent, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Expectorant, Tonic
  • Hemlock bark is recommended by the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia for diarrhea, cystitis, leucorrhea, stomatitis, and gingivitis
  • Effective against asthma, bronchitis, and other respiratory problems

From The Heart of Aromatherapy3:

  • Inhaling Spruce comforts and aids your body in clearing congestion
  • Used topically for pain relief, tension, and cramps
  • Excellent for revitalizing and feeling more vibrant during the winter months

Application and Use

Safety

Spruce oil is generally non-toxic, a non-irritant, and non-sensitizing.

References

1 Schiller, Carol, and David Schiller. The Aromatherapy Encyclopedia: A Concise Guide to Over 385 Plant Oils. Basic Health Publications, Inc., 2008.

2 Battaglia, Salvatore. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. International Centre of Holystic Aromatherapy, 2003.

3 Butje, Andrea. The Heart of Aromatherapy: An Easy-to-Use Guide for Essential Oils. Hay House, Inc., 2017.