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Spruce Oil, Some Uses

Spruce Oil, Some Uses

Spruce 4Spruce oil (Tsuga canadensis) comes from trees native to Canada and has a long history of use for respiratory issues. Native American Indians also used to smear the resin on their bodies as an insect repellant. The oil is distilled from the needles. The scent has sparkly top notes and makes you think of Christmas trees and rainy forests.

Aromatic influences: Elevating and opening to bring about a balance of emotions. Fresh, bracing, and strengthening.

Combines well with:

Pine, Cedarwood, Galbanum, Lavender, Rosemary, Pine Needles

Points of interest

  • G.R.A.S.
  • There is some evidence to sensitization with older bottles so use less than called for when older than 6 months. Otherwise, it’s safe for all skin types.
  • Spruce drawingGrounds and stabilizes the body’s energy field or aura.
  • Makes you feel balanced.
  • Helps deepen your connection with your inner self.
  • Breaks up congestion.
  • Vapors help breathing so it is good to diffuse or vaporize when you have respiratory issues.
  • Encourages communication
  • As with Pine and Fir Needles, it works great with cleaning. Can use many of the same recipes.
  • Diffuse in bathroom to help freshen the air.
  • Has a very strong scent and it gets stronger over time so use it sparingly.

Recipes

Here are a few recipes involving Spruce oil. To check for more, you can click on Spruce in the tagged section at the end of the article. That will show you all articles mentioning it.

Aromatherapy Flower*Please note: With any recipe’s involving bath or massage blends, always test on a small part of your skin first before using all over your body. Please be sure your skin can handle the blend before being covered in it.

Ease Mental Stress

  • 2 drops Spruce
  • 4 drops Sage
  • 4 drops Orange
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O. (Fractionated Coconut Oil)

Massage formula into your shoulders or wherever it feels good. Great to use when your stress is causing physical tension. (2)

Soothe Persistent Stress Bath

  • 2 drops Spruce
  • 4 drops Lavender
  • 1 tablespoon Jojoba

Add to a hot/warm bath and soak for 30 minutes. Can also dissolve formula into 1 cup epsom salts and add to bath water to soften skin and remove impurities. (2)

Ease Muscular Aches and Pains Bath

  • 2 drops Spruce
  • 2 drops Vetiver
  • 2 drops Lavender
  • 1 tablespoon Jojoba
  • 1 cup Epsom Salts

Dissolve all oils into the epsom salts. Add to a hot/warm bath and soak for 30 minutes. (2)

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Sauna/Steam Room Spray

  • 50 drops Lavender
  • 25 drops Cajeput
  • 25 drops Spruce
  • 20 drops Eucalyptus Globulus
  • 4 ounces Pure Water

Add formula to a 4 ounce, fine mist spray bottle. Shake well before every use and liberally spray the room whenever needed. Spray away from body so that when you perspire the spray does not come in contact with your eyes. Can refill the water 3 – 5 times before refilling the oils. (1)

Spray bottleCalming Mist Spray

  • 40 drops Spruce
  • 40 drops Lavender
  • 20 drops Geranium
  • 20 drops Petitgrain
  • 20 drops Cedarwood
  • 10 drops Lemon
  • 4 ounces Pure Water

Add formula to a 4 ounce, fine mist spray bottle. Shake well before every  use and liberally spray the room whenever needed. Can refill the water 3 – 5 times before refilling the oils. (1)

Minty Scent Body Powder

  • 40 drops Peppermint
  • 40 drops Spruce
  • 20 drops Clove Bud
  • 20 drops Spearmint
  • 1/2 cup Cornstarch

Add cornstarch to a resealable plastic bag, add oils, seal bag with air squeezed out. Massage bag to distribute the oils. Allow to sit for 24 hours before using. Store in a glass jar with a tight lid. Shake well before every use. (1)

And finally,

Spruce oil is a wonderful oil to have around. What do you like to do with it? What do you think of the recipes we’ve shared with you? Which one are you going to try first? Please share your thoughts with us in the comment section below. We’d love to hear your opinions!

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References

  1. 500 Formulas for Aromatherapy by Carol Schiller and David Schiller
  2. The Essential Oils Handbook: All the Oils You Will Ever Need for Health, Vitality, and Well-Being by Jennie Harding

 

 

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