Thursday, January 17, 2013

Spruce



Picea mariana/nigra  (Black Spruce) distilled from the needles and twigs. Spruce is a favorite of mine to add to blends or use on its own. Black spruce is one of the most common types of spruce tree used for making essential oil, although there are others such as Blue spruce (Picea pungens), common spruce (Picea abies) and white spruce (Picea glauca).  

 Another variety is Tsuga canadensis  (Canadian or Hemlock Spruce).

CAUTIONS: Possible irritant and sensitizer. Best suited for diffusing and inhalation.

CHARACTER:  "Clear Rejuvenator" Strength, Clarity, Wisdom, Understanding, Long Life, Memory, Stability 
CRYSTAL/GEM:  Mahogany Obsidian, Malachite, Aventurine, Jade, Rainforest Jasper
 Chakra:  4,6 
ELEMENT:  Air, Earth
PERFUME NOTE:  Top /Middle      

USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES:  Re-energize, Mood uplifting

USED FOR THESE NEGATIVE TRAITS: Arrogance, Vanity, Pride, Delusions of Grandeur, Anxiety, Stress,  fatigue

USED FOR THESE PHYSICAL STATES:  Sore muscles, Asthma, bronchitis, coughs, colds, flu, infection, muscle aches and pains, poor circulation, and respiratory weakness, rheumatism, hyperthyroid, acne, eczema, dermatitis, wounds, sores, arthritis, sciatica, yeast overgrowth


PROPERTIES:   Antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, nervine, tonic, anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antiviral, nervine, stimulant.  Beneficial to endrocine glands.

PERSONALITY:
+  Protective of  any causes that capture their imagination.
+ Can have large amounts of energy and can help people without realizing it, becoming a home from the storm for troubled souls.
+They can help you see through the mists, and become clearer and clearer.
+ Longs to set down roots, but lands and takes off like a butterfly.
+ They are their own person.   Do not depend on the opinions of others for who they are or for what they do.   Free to be themselves.  
+   Guided by a balance between intuition and rational mind.
+  Able to commit to someone or something without losing themselves.

-Can be self-critical, full of guilt,   
- Blame themselves for not trying harder.   




Blends well with Pine, Cedarwood, Galbanum, Lavender and Rosemary.

Contains: Monoterpene/ester. Bornyl acetate greater than 35%, camphene, pinene, carone, borneol, Terpene. Pinene, limonene, bornyl acetate, tricyclene, phellandrene, myrcrene

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