Black Spruce


Black Spruce essential oil is traditionally used to support healthy breathing, adrenals and hormone function. It may also ease minor stress and soothe tension.

Botanical Name

Picea mariana

Plant Family


Country of Origin


Common Method of Extraction

Steam Distilled

Plant Part Typically Used

Needles and twigs


Clear to pale yellow



Perfumery Note


Strength of Initial Aroma


Aromatic Description

Black Spruce Essential Oil smells fresh, crisp, woody and earthy.

Possible Substitute Oils

Blue spruce, tsuga, silver fir, rosemary (bornyl acetate CT), balsam fir, whity fir, pine

Blends Well With

Birch, blue spruce, cedarwood, eucalyptus, frankincense, galbanum, helichrysum, lavender, palo santo, pine, rosemary, silver fir, white fir, wintergreen

GRAS status


Black Spruce Essential Oil Uses

Bronchial Infection, Catarrh, Sinus Congestion, Arthritis, Rheumatism, Gout, Over-exercised Muscles, Joint Stiffness, Muscular Strain, Tendonitis, Cellulite, Analgesic, Antimicrobial, Antiseptic, Eases Cough, Anti-Inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Astringent, Diuretic, Expectorant, Nervine (Calms & soothes the nerves), Stimulates thyroid function, Adrenal Gland support, Increases circulation of a localized area, Warming, Relieves exhaustion, Grounding, Calming, Reduces mood swings, Encourages self-confidence, self-acceptance, and forgiveness, Relieves anxiety, Stress management, Promotes a sense of Security

Source: Valerie Ann Worwood, The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, 25th Anniversary Edition (Novato, CA: New World Library, 2016, 624.

Major Constituents Black Spruce Essential Oil

  • Bornyl Acetate
  • B-Pinene
  • a-Pinene
  • Camphene
  • (+)-Limonene
  • Camphor

Source: Private Communication: Rondeau, 1999. Source cited in Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 429.

Black Spruce Essential Oil Safety Information

Tisserand and Young do not indicate any special precautions when using Black Spruce Essential Oil. However, they precaution to avoid use of the oil if it has oxidized. Reading Tisserand and Young’s full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 429.]

Recommended Dilution Range

5-50%, Neat for some conditions

General Safety Information

Do not take essential oils internally nor apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Read, Birkat Natural’s, Guide to Diluting Essential Oils, for general dilution information. If you are currently experiencing pregnancy, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, have any other medical problem, or are otherwise under the care of a physician, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and be sure to first read the recommended dilution ratios for children. Consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications. Carefully read Birkat Natural’s Essential Oil Safety Information page, before using any essential oil. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made by Birkat Adonai Farm, LLC as to the medicinal value of any products from Birkat Adonai Farm, LLC. The information presented here is for educating our customers about the traditional uses of essential oils and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. You are responsible for understanding the safe application of these products. If you have any questions, please call or email us for further information.


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