Bornyl Acetate: 36.62%
Botanical Name: Picea alba
Plant Part: Needles and Twigs
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Spruce essential oil (White) is distilled from the leaves and twigs of the conifer tree commonly referred to as a White Spruce. This is a large evergreen tree that grows up to 50 meters tall. It produces small brown cones and has an estimated life span of 1200 years. Spruce white is also very similar to Spruce Hemlock, with slight subjective differences.
Color: Colorless to pale yellow liquid.
Common Uses: Spruce White Essential Oil can be used for treatments of asthma, bronchitis, coughs, colds, flu, infection, muscle aches and pains, poor circulation, and respiratory weakness. It is also credited with being a spiritual oil – stabilizing while opening.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Pine, Cedarwood, Galbanum, Benzoin, Lavender, and Rosemary
Aromatic Scent: Spruce White Essential Oil has a sweet pleasant balsamic scent with fruity tones.
History: American Indians heated the twigs in steam baths to induce sweating for relief of rheumatism, colds and coughs. They applied the bark and twigs externally to stop bleeding wounds and sore muscles, and by boiling the Spruce Hemlock twigs and cones in maple syrup, made beer.
Cautions: Spruce White Essential Oil should be avoided during pregnancy. At low doses it appears to be non-toxic, non-irritating, and non-sensitizing.