Spruce 101: How to Use Spruce Essential Oil

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Spruce Essential Oil has a pleasant, earthy scent which is sweet, soft & warm. Spruce Essential Oil is similar to other conifers like Fir & Pine but with a smoother & more mild aroma. Spruce oil contains approximately 50 percent monoterpenes – made up of camphene, sesquiterpenes, α-Pinene, & y-3-Carene – y-Bornyl acetate, & has hormone like properties that stimulate the Thymus & Pituitary glands.

Spruce Essential Oil comes from the needles & twigs of the Spruce tree which is native to the cold, wet climate of the North America. The native Americans have long known of the healing properties of Spruce, using it in ointments, salves & lotions to treat a wide range of skin conditions including burns, inflammation & sores.

Today the fresh scent & natural disinfectant properties of Spruce Oil see it used in many soaps, air fresheners & household cleaning products. It is also popular in meditation rituals for it’s calming effects that eases anxiety & stress.

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For a fantastic smelling skin treatment that will help soothe & heal skin irritations add 6 drops of Spruce Essential Oil, 4 Drops of Cypress Essential Oil & 4 drops of Cedarwood Essential Oil to an organic coconut oil base.

For a soothing & calming scent that supports grounding during meditation diffuse 5 drops of Spruce Essential Oil & 3 drops of Frankincense Essential Oil. Add 5 drops of Spruce Essential Oil to a warm Epsom salt bath for a deeply relaxing & soothing experience.

Add Spruce Essential Oil to an Organic vegetable based carrier oil for a therapeutic & wonderfully scented massage oil.

Combine 5 drops of Spruce Essential Oil with 4 drops of Jasmine Essential Oil for a relaxing aroma of the forest with a slight floral twist.

Spruce Essential oil works as a fantastic room deodoriser when diffused. Mix & match with other oils to find your favourite combination.

Precautions: As with all Essential Oils, please consult a certified Aromatherapist prior to ingesting Spruce Essential Oil. When apply Spruce to your skin, please be sure to dilute it appropriately in your choice of carrier oil. 

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