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Benefits of Black Spruce Essential Oil

Happy Holidays Everyone! Inspired by the season, today I'll be going into the aromatherapy and skin benefits of Black Spruce Essential Oil.

Black Spruce Essential Oil is commonly steam distilled from the needles of spruce trees (Picea mariana), although some producers use the wood, too. It has a warm, mild and slightly sweet pine fragrance. Black spruce is one of the most common types of spruce tree used for making essential oil, although there are others.

Black spruce essential oil has antibacterial, anti-carcinogenic, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, disinfectant, expectorant, nervine, stimulant, stomachic and vulnerary therapeutic properties. It is especially beneficial for the endocrine glands.

1. Improve Adrenal Gland Function

Mix 1 to 2 drops of black spruce essential oil into 1 teaspoon of carrier oil. Massage the oil into your back just above the waistline. This is where your kidneys and adrenal glands are located.

The spruce oil will soak in quickly to improve the health of your adrenal glands and help them function properly. They have a big effect on your body’s reaction to stress.

2. Boost Endocrine Gland Function

Massage a 1% to 2% black spruce essential oil/carrier oil blend into your temples on both sides of your head to help stimulate the hypothalamus and pituitary glands and into your back over the adrenal glands for an all-encompassing endocrine gland boost.

Spruce EO aromatherapy can also be good for the endocrine glands. Black spruce can have a very strong fragrance so start out with just 1 drop in your diffuser, along with about 1/4 cup of distilled water. You can add 2 to 4 drops of clary sage essential oil to this blend to help reduce cortisol levels.

Cortisol is a hormone that your glands produce when you are stressed. Excessive cortisol levels, which often happens when you are under extreme stress for long periods of time, can be quite harmful. Clary sage has been clinically proven to lower cortisol levels by as much as 36% after inhalation.

3. Treat or Prevent Infections in Wounds and Sores

Apply a 1% to 2% spruce essential oil/carrier oil blend to wounds and sores two to three times a day to prevent or treat bacterial infections.

4. Get Relief from Eczema, Psoriasis and Seborrhea Dermatitis

Apply a 2% black spruce essential oil/carrier oil blend to areas effected by eczema, psoriasis and seborrhea dermatitis. You can use any carrier oil you like with black spruce oil but there are some that are especially good for eczema and psoriasis.

Almond oil, apricot kernel oil, avocado oil, babassu oil, borage oil, grapeseed oil, jojoba oil and olive oil are ideal for this purpose.

5. Get Rid of Acne

Dab a little 2% black spruce essential oil/carrier oil blend on each pimple to get rid of acne. Spruce oil’s antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties should clear the pimples right up.

Argan oil and jojoba oil are excellent for acne-prone skin. They help control the skin’s production of sebum, the oily substance that commonly causes pimples.

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