Black Spruce

Black Spruce- AroMeds Picea mariana is certified organic from Canada, steam distilled from needles and  twigs. The plant is in the pinaceae family, a top/middle note with a fresh, piney, mildly sweet balsam aroma.


  • Black spruce is a great addition to respiratory blends and/or decongesting steams as it is both antiseptic and decongesting. It is a safe choice for children, when properly diluted.
  • Its analgesic qualities make it superb in massage blends for aches and pains, or hot bath, mixed with epsom salt, after a rigorous work out.
  • Schnaubelt states, " It has a equilibrating influence on the endocrine system, which is especially useful for hyperthyroidism and adrenal depletion." 

Emotional Support - black spruce encourages steadiness, grounding, harmony, compassion, clarity and inner unity.

    Blends well with-  cedarwood, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense,  lavender, lemon, palo santo, petitgrain, pine, rose, rosemary

    Notes of interest- A spruce is a tree of the genus Picea, a genus of about 35 species of coniferous evergreen trees in the Family Pinaceae, found in the northern temperate and boreal regions of the earth.  

    Modes of Application- massage, compress, bath, salve, direct inhalation, diffuser, steam inhalation

    Safety data- Skin sensitization possible if using old and/or oxidized oils. Essential Oils are typically used externally through inhalation and topical application while properly diluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to address a specific health need, for a specified amount of time. Keep away from children and pets.


    Battaglia, S. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2003.

    Schnaubelt, K. Medical Aromatherapy-Healing with Essential Oils. Frog, LTD, Berkeley, CA, 1999

    Tisserand, R and Young, R. Essential Oil Safety, A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition, Churchill Livingston Elsevier, 2014.

    Worwood, V.A. Aromatherapy for the Soul, New World Library, 1999.

    Please note: Information and statements provided by AroMed Aromatherapy and Lauren Andrews RN, CA, have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health condition or disease. Information and interest only. The information is not designed for self-diagnosis. If you are concerned about a healthcare issue, see your doctor, specialist or ND. Please note that AroMed Aromatherapy accepts no liability for misuse of essential oils or other products.

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