Black Spruce Essential Oil

CAD $27.50CAD $51.50

How to use black spruce essential oil:

  • Massage oil: 2.5-5% dilution 15-20 drops/ 30mL of carrier oil such as fractionated coconut, sunflower, etc.
  • Diffuser: 5-6 drops in water.
  • Baths: add 2-12 drops into tsp of a carrier oil. Optionally mix with epsom or Dead Sea salt and add to bath water.
  • Lotion or Shampoo: add 15-20 drops /30 mLs of unscented base
  • Sauna: add 5-6 drops

Essential oils that blend well with black spruce:

  • Frankincense
  • Firs
  • Grapefruit
  • Citrus
  • Bergamot
  • Eucalyptus
  • Rosemary

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Cautions: No cautions found. However, you should always patch test before using a new oil

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Description

A warmer, softer oil than most of the evergreen family, it has a hint of sweetness to it. Try mixing it with our Sunshine Spice blend for diffusing while working at my computer or driving. It is a refreshing and happy mix.

Species: Picea mariana
Country: Canada

Additional information

Weight 55 g
Dimensions 2.8 × 2.8 × 6.7 cm

Chemical Components

  • bornyl acetate
  • camphene
  • d-3-carene
  • a-pinene
  • d-cadinene
  • limonene
  • myrcene
  • santene
  • borneol
  • tricyclene

(less than 2% each)

Scientific Studies

  • Antioxidant potential of bark extracts from boreal forest conifers J Legault, K Girard-Lalancette, D Dufour, A Pichette – Antioxidants, 2013 – mdpi.com… and rheumatoid arthritis [1,2,3,4,5,6]. However, bark was mainly used for cough relief [1,2,7]. Moreover, some species were used as an expectorant to treat … In 2009, Diouf et al., reported antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of hot water extract from Picea mariana bark [20]….
  • Picea mariana bark: A new source of trans-resveratrol and other bioactive polyphenols ME García-Pérez, M Royer, G Herbette, Y Desjardins… – Food chemistry, 2012 – Elsevier … Abstract. ….. has been demonstrated to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties
  • Antioxidant, toxicological and antiproliferative properties of Canadian polyphenolic extracts on normal and psoriatic keratinocytes ME García-Pérez, M Royer, A Duque-Fernandez… – Journal of …, 2010 – Elsevier
  • Treatment of erectile dysfunction with pycnogenol and L-arginine. Stanislavov R1, Nikolova V
  • Phytother Res. 2001 May;15(3):219-23. Treatment of vascular retinopathies with Pycnogenol. Spadea L1, Balestrazzi E. Abstract The aim of our study was to investigate the effects of Pycnogenol on the progression of diabetic retinopathy and other vascular retinal disorders.
  • Antidiabetic effect of Pycnogenol® French maritime pine bark extract in patients with diabetes type II Ximing Liua, Junping Weia, Fengsen Tanb, Shengming Zhouc, Gudrun Würthweind, Peter Rohdewalde
  • Pinosylvin-mediated protection against oxidative stress in human retinal pigment epithelial cells.
    Koskela A1, Reinisalo M1, Hyttinen JM2, Kaarniranta K3, Karjalainen Ro4. In this work, we investigated the ability of a stilbenoid polyphenol…bioactive compound for health-promoting applications. CONCLUSIONS:… Consequently, PS-stilbene compounds…may possess health-promoting properties against aging-related diseases associated with oxidative stress such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and Alzheimer’s disease. ..
  • Nutr Res. 2008 May;28(5):315-20. doi: 10.1016/j.nutres.2008.03.003.
    Reduction of cardiovascular risk factors in subjects with type 2 diabetes by Pycnogenol supplementation. Zibadi S1, Rohdewald PJ, Park D, Watson RR. Patients with type 2 diabetes are at considerable risk of excessive morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD). We investigated the clinical effectiveness of Pycnogenol, in reducing antihypertensive medication use and CVD risk factors in subjects with type 2 diabetes
  • Picea mariana polyphenolic extract inhibits phlogogenic mediators produced by TNF-α-activated psoriatic keratinocytes: Impact on NF-κB pathway ☆ Martha-Estrella García-Péreza, b, c, 1, Isabelle Allaeysa, Daniel Rusua, Roxane Pouliotc, Tatjana Stevanovic Janezicb, Patrice E. Poubellea,
  • Inhibition of insect glutathione S-transferase (GST) by conifer extracts (insecticidal) Wang Z1, Zhao Z, Abou-Zaid MM, Arnason JT, Liu R, Walshe-Roussel B, Waye A, Liu S, Saleem A, Cáceres LA, Wei Q, Scott IM. The results suggested that these compounds can be considered as potential new insecticide synergists.

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