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Guide - Canadian Black Spruce EO

 

The Story:

 

Canada Black Spruce is a small coniferous tree with a pyramidal and bushy habit. It is one of the most resistant conifers to harsh and cold climates, and can be found as far north as the boreal forest.

It is particularly present on the mountain slopes of Canada and Alaska and grows on dry, acidic, or sandy soils to wet bogs. Its name comes from the Latin “spina” “thorn”. Native Americans worshipped Spruce and used it in spiritual rituals and in their medicine as a respiratory detoxifier. 

Black spruce is sometimes called picea nigra or black spruce. Its very resistant wood is used for house frames and cabinetry.

Its fruits resemble dark purple pine cones, its branches are rough and its bark flaky.

 

 

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The Plants :

This conifer lives on mountain slopes and peat bogs and measures between 6 and 8 metres high on average. Our black spruce essential oils come from extracts carefully harvested from Canada’s forests. Black Spruce Essential Oil has a woody, balsamic, coniferous scent that combines power and subtlety.

 

 

Properties :

  • Soothing and relaxing
  • Purifies the air
  • Promotes breathing and acts on skin with imperfections.

 

 

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Uses & Advices

 

 

In infusion: For a tonic moment during the winter.

To do this, mix 3 to 4 drops in a litre of warm, non-boiling water. Indeed, water that is too hot tends to evaporate Black Spruce essential oil too quickly and could also degrade the essential oil and its components, making it less effective. It is important to dilute the essential oil in honey or on a sugar cube which you will then add in warm water, in order to unify the mixture. Once your preparation is done, you can enjoy your tea for a moment of relaxation, at any time of the day.

Atmospheric diffusion: To clean and purify the atmosphere of your interior, but also to create a woody atmosphere and thus perfume a room.

Depending on the diffusers and the size of the room, pour between 5 and 30 drops, and allow 30 minutes for a large room and about 15 minutes for a bedroom. In all cases, comply with the instructions for the device used.

In cosmetics: In cosmetics, it helps to promote breathing and increase the breath, but also to solve skin or rheumatism problems.

Black Spruce essential oil is used very diluted in a rich vegetable oil to perform a respiratory massage. Pour 4 drops of essential oil for 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil of your choice and gently massage the solar plexus or the area concerned.

 

 

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Tips :

 

 

Before a major physical effort (mountain running or sports competition), to increase breath and endurance as well as regeneration capacity, dilute 15 drops of black spruce essential oil in 10 ml of sweet almond oil and massage the chest.

Caution: not recommended for the first three months for pregnant women and for children under 6 years old.

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