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Scientific Name: Picea mariana
Country of Origin: Canada
Synonyms: Black Spruce, Spruce, Spruce Pine
Plant family: Pinaceae
Plant Parts Used: Tree/Needles/Leaves
Extraction Method: Distillation of needles and leaves.
Physical Characteristics: A colourless or pale yellow liquid with a pleasing, fresh pinelike outdoor odour.
Aroma:Spruce Black Essential Oil is one of Canada’s best-kept secrets. It is sweeter, and softer than most evergreen oils with a balsamic, resinous odor with green woody notes. Overall, the scent is very clean, fresh and pleasant.
Dominant Note(s): Top
Main Constituents: Mainly pinenes, limonene, bornyl acetate, among others.
Blends With: Pine, Cedarwood, Galbanum, Benzoin, Lavender and Rosemary
Safety Precautions: Generally non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing. In large doses it is a purgative and may cause nausea.