Black Spruce

Picea mariana

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Black Spruce Oil is a very powerful oil. It is steam distilled from the needles and branches of the Picea Mariana tree, a slow growing, small, upright, evergreen coniferous tree averaging 15 – 50ft tall.

The oil is clear to pale yellow in colour with a crisp, fresh odour reminiscent of the forest and is a Top perfumery note.

Black spruce oil has an immediate grounding effect which promotes a sense of centring, calm and focus.

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  • Studied Properties
  • Common Uses

Studied Properties

High in bornyl acetate – a component that promotes relaxation and calmness.

Rich in monoterpines which give the oil anti-inflammatory, analgesic and respiratory therapeutic effects.

Main chemical components: Bornyl acetate, a-pinene, camphene, o-3-carene, B-pinene

Historically used by Native Americans to promote skin health and wound healing and as part of spiritual rituals.

Antiseptic properties.

Oil is abundant in monoterpenes and esters, making it antiseptic and helpful for respiratory issues.

Soothing for muscular aches and pains.

Known airborne deodorizer and decongestant making it great in diffusers.



Insect deterrent.

Helpful for skin conditions such as eczema.

Common Uses

Fresh scent is centering, strengthening and energizing.

Provides relief for respiratory issues – great in diffusers and Aromatherapy products.

Popular in inhalation blends for aiding asthma and bronchitis.

Rejuvenating in massage blends and products to help reduce pain and inflammation.

Popular ingredient in men’s perfumes and personal products.

Great ingredient for use in cleaning products for its fragrance and as an active ingredient.

Useful in Deodorant products.

Grounding and uplifting oil.

Used in bath products.