Spruce - Essential Oil (white) - Picea alba - Canada - New directions Aromatics, Canada
Botanical Name: Picea alba
Bornyl Acetate: > 6.0%
Plant Part: Twigs and Needles
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, clear, colourless to pale yellow liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A middle note with a medium aroma, White Spruce Essential Oil has a pleasant balsamic scent that is sweet with light fruity notes.
Product Abstract: Commonly referred to as White Spruce, this is a large conifer tree that grows up to 50 meters tall. It produces small brown cones and has an estimated life span of 1,200 years and is very similar to Tsuga Canadensis, with very slight differences. Historically, Native North Americans heated the branches in steam baths called sweat lodges. By boiling the twigs and cones in maple syrup, they also made a type of beer.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.