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.
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.
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 Described in The Aromatherapy Literature