Hemlock Spruce Essential Oil is considered a medicinal oil. It is primarily used for respiratory problems, poor circulation, and muscles and joint pain. Hemlock Spruce Oil is a powerful anti-infectious oil and is even used to stop candida and venereal disease. There is also a Western Hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla). Often this oil is found as a mixture of various spruces and often just called Spruce oil. Constituents of Hemlock Spruce are similar to Douglas Fir and very different from the Western Hemlock.
Aroma: Spruce Hemlock Essential Oil has a pleasant balsamic scent that is sweet with fruity tones.
Traditional Use: American Indians heated the twigs in steam baths to induce sweating for relief of rheumatism, colds and coughs. They applied the bark and twigs externally to stop bleeding wounds and sore muscles, and by boiling the Spruce Hemlock twigs and cones in maple syrup, made beer.
Botanical Name: Tsuga Canadensis
Size: 15 ml
l-Bornyl acetate: 22.77%
Plant Part: Twigs and needles
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, clear, pale yellow liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A top note with a medium aroma, Spruce Hemlock Essential Oil has a pleasant balsamic scent that is sweet with light fruity notes.
Blends With: Pine, Cedarwood, Galbanum, Benzoin, Lavender and Rosemary.
Product Abstract: Commonly referred to as Hemlock, this is a large evergreen 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 White Spruce, 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.