Aroma: Evergreen-fresh, like a Christmas tree
Latin Name: Picea abies
Country of Origin: Siberia
Cultivation Method: Harvested from wild growing plants
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Extracted From: Needles
Color: Colorless to pale yellow
Perfumery Note: Top
Consistency: Thin liquid
Aromatherapy Properties: Refreshing, invigorating, and strengthening
Suggested Use: The scent of fir needles is fondly reminiscent of Christmas time: warm, fresh, and inviting. It is often used in cleaning recipes to help deodorize. It's also a favorite during sniffly nose season, considered to help improve breathing with a forest fresh scent. Topically, it has been used to help with aching muscles and minor scratches. Dilute to 2% with topical use, which equals about 10 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier oil.
History: Norway Spruce is the tree most commonly used as a traditional Christmas tree around the world. The needles, which are high in vitamin C, have been traditionally used to brew a tea to help prevent scurvy.
Specific Safety Information: Not for internal use. Dilute properly with topical use. Some essential oils may be contraindicated with certain medical conditions. Ask your doctor if you have any questions before use.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure a disease.