Black Spruce [Picea mariana]
Black spruce essential oil is distilled from the needles and the twigs of [Picea mariana], an evergreen coniferous tree native to the United States and Canada. This essential oil is sweeter and softer than most evergreen oils, with a balsamic, resinous odour and green, woody notes. Overall, the scent is very clean, fresh and pleasant.
Black spruce essential oil is rich in monoterpenes that give this oil its anti-inflammatory, analgesic, mucolytic and respiratory therapeutic effects. It is antiseptic and expectorant and therefore is ideally used for many respiratory issues. It is a remedy for many lung ailments such as asthma and bronchitis, coughs and sore throats, especially when inhaled. Its function can benefit sore joints and still muscles.
Black spruce is also known to strengthen and support the adrenal glands during times of stress and fatigue, which help users to concentrate and focus. This supports the fact that black spruce is not only calming and sedating, but uplifting as well. It is thought to reduce and counteract negativity, low morale and poor self-confidence.