Botanical Name: Picea mariana
Origin: Canada, Certified Organic Artisan Distilled
Plant Part: Needles and Twigs
Distillation Date: Dec 2017
Shelf Life: 2 Years
Aroma: Brisk, fresh, coniferous, resinous back note
Black Spruce hydrosol stimulates senses with its wondrous brisk aroma of an evergreen forest. Best known as an immuno-stimulant and reviving adrenals, Black Spruce is also a highly effective analgesic for joint and muscular pain relief. Some sources recommend applying alternating hot and cold compress for back pain and repetitive strain injuries.
An interesting side effect of Black Spruce hydrosol is noted by Suzanne Catty saying that “it spruces up the bustline, adding visibly and not insignificantly to the size and tone of breast tissue”. She suggests blending with Peppermint hydrosol for a daily décolleté mist but cautions the effects are temporary and will disappear a few weeks after cessation of daily misting.
The antiseptic qualities of Black Spruce hydrosol coupled with its resinous and coniferous aroma are the perfect gents after shave facial tonic.Beneficial Uses of Black Spruce Organic Hydrosol:
- Analgesic, Antiseptic, Antihistaminic, Anti-inflammatory
- Immune stimulant
- Revive adrenals
- Facial toner
- After shave facial tonic for men
- Body Spray
- Décolleté Mist
- Add in Facials and Masks
- Compress for Joint and Muscular pain
The shelf life of a hydrosol is generally up to 2 years or longer when properly stored in the refrigerator. Our Organic Black Spruce Hydrosol does not contain preservatives.
References: Catty, Suzanne; Hydrosols The Next Aromatherapy, Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT 2001
Price, Len and Shirely Price. Understanding Hydrolats: The Specific Hydrosols for Aromatherapy. London: Churchill Livingston. 2004
Photo by MPF