Black Spruce’s botanical name is Picea maraiana. The oil comes from the needles of the tree. It is only distilled in Canada but I have seen the trees in the Northern part of America near Minneapolis. The aroma is one of my favorite’s of all the confiers. Reminiscent of Christmas trees and the holidays I find many people adore the smell.
Therapeutically it is wonderful for respiratory support and fatigue. It uplifts and helps fight fatigue by supporting the adrenal glands. It is good for asthma and dry throat conditions helping to soothe a dry, scratchy cough.
Suggestions for using Black Spruce:
- Add 10-12 drops to 1 ounce aloe gel and apply to lower abdomen and back daily to support adrenal glands and combat fatigue.
- Add 1 drop to a bowl of hot water and steam for 2-5 minutes to relieve coughs and dry throats.
- Add 10 drops to old holiday potpourri to refresh and make your home smell like Christmas trees.
How would you use Black Spruce? What essential oils do you use for respiratory support?