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Majestic Mountain Spruce Essential Oil is an invigorating evergreen dream! It is a traditional Native North Americans tonic to bless the body and the breath in cold winter air. Distilled from the quivering twigs and frosted branches of high altitude spruce trees, which reach upwards towards infinity from the peaks of the tallest mountains in North America. Also known as Engelmann Spruce, this oil is an ancient herbal helper of Native Americans and indigenous Canadians alike. The oil is traditionally used in relaxing breathing balms, and massage oils for overworked muscles, and to provide simultaneous spiritual grounding and expansion.
Botanical Name: Picea engelmannii
Botanical Family: Pinaceae
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Part of Plant Distilled: Needles, branches, twigs
Country of Origin: United States
Cultivation Method: Wild-harvested
Composition: 100% Picea engelmannii
Scent Description: An herbal, camphorous accord with icy-cool notes of freshly fallen mountain snow.
Blends well with: Frankincense, Pine, Bergamot, Hyssop, Oregano, Basil, Marjoram, Lavender, Lemon, Palo Santo, Sandalwood, Inula, and Silver Fir.
Uses: Dilute to massage into skin, face, and chest. Use 3-5 drops in a bath. Excellent in our salt pipe and diffuser. Essential for air travel. Super in saunas. Clears the cabin air of winter stuffiness. We love to use it to enhance deep breathing, ground the spirit, and support the 1st, 3rd, and 7th chakras.
Mountain Spruce grows throughout western North America, stretching from British Columbia in the north to Northern Mexico in the south. The tree is a high altitude spruce that thrives upon mountain peaks at least 900 meters high; thus the towering, uplifting, steadfast qualities of Mountain Spruce make it a great choice for (figurative) spine strengthening compresses and emotional grounding.
Mountain Spruce Essential Oil is similar to Blue Spruce as a champion of alignment, just like the steadfast mountains on which it grows. At the same time, the oil harnesses the soaring height and majesty of the mighty peaks, thus connecting the rooted self with the Higher Self. This oil is expansive; it invites new energy in while banishing tired energy through a filter of pure, juicy spruce. Mountain Spruce oil can be used during meditation to harmonize emotional and mental clarity, to calm and feel the spirit, and to expand the mind to new heights.
"The full moon rises. The fog clings to the lowest branches of the spruce trees."
~ Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain
"Native people also place great sacred value in the spruce. The First Nations people of Southern Canada, for instance, call it the Peace Tree and believe it teaches the values of cooperation, joy, and tranquility, and that it solidifies connections between humans and the heavens."
~ Christopher Cumo, Encyclopedia of Cultivated Plants: From Acacia to Zinnia