Black Spruce is a mighty tree, growing in high latitude environments reaching up to the Arctic Circle where for up to 8 months of the year the temperatures are freezing. doTERRA’s Black Spruce exclusively comes from Canada’s Boreal Forests where they grow in some of the most adverse conditions in the world demonstrating their great strength and resilience!
The aroma of this conifer tree can be described as warm, mild, balsamic, and slightly sweet pine-like and is quite uplifting.
As an essential oil, this can be used aromatically and topically and may help to:
Aromatically: 3 – 4 drops in a diffuser for a relaxing, centering aroma throughout the day, and promote feelings of clear and easy breathing
Topical: Use in a massage after strenuous exercise, or when the body needs topical support, can bring soothing relief to the skin and minor irritations.
- for massage, mix 5 drops with 10 ml carrier oil
- for bath, mix 5 drops with 5 ml carrier oil
- for perfume, mix 1 drop to 10 drops of carrier oil
Take a few moments to meditate and be still with Black Spruce. Add a drop to a tissue, or one drop to your hands and rub together and inhale deeply for a minimum of 30 seconds. With your eyes closed, where does it take you to in your mind? How does your body feel? What feelings come up to greet you? Give yourself 5-10 minutes, and I bet you’ll be feeling different.
I enjoy inhaling this aroma with my right hand over my heart, I close my eyes and in a heartbeat, I’m on the edge of a mountain forest, observing the beauty that surrounds me. I’m breathing deeply, inhaling the healing air that’s pure and unpolluted, the freshness is invigorating, and it makes me feel alive and tuned in to nature.
A few minutes in this Black Spruce place definitely uplifts me and I’m feeling present, de-stressed, and inspired once again! Give it a go, and let me know what you experience.
My favourite brand, doTERRA is the world’s largest essential oil company that invest in ongoing scientific research and discovers more and more about wonderful essential oils. For me, they are just the best.
|Extraction method||Black Spruce is steam-distilled from the needles and branches of the picea mariana tree|
|Place of origin||Resilient and strong, the black spruce tree dominates much of Alaska and Canada because of its tolerance to nutrient-poor soils – sourced exclusively from Canada|
|Aroma||Woody, powerful with sweet floral undertone|
|Properties||antibacterial, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, antioxidant, antiproliferative, comforting, disinfectant, expectorant, soothing, surface-cleansing|
|Blends with||Arborvitae, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Rose, Rosemary, Spearmint, Tea Tree, Thyme, Wild Orange (is in doTERRA’s Balance Grounding Blend & Forgive)|
|Emotional use||The Oil of Stability & Overcoming
Base – grounding & connecting with our family roots
Heart – healing & opening
|Interesting fact||With doTERRA’s production of Black Spruce essential oil, the needles and branches of the tree are gathered, steam-distilled and a local power plant then burns the remnants from the distillation process which creates energy and additional steam used to facilitate the extraction of more Black Spruce essential oil – this close-looped system supports maximum sustainability, benefitting environment, local businesses, good job all around!|
|Safety data||Possible skin sensitivity keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.|