Oil Summary: Spruce Hemlock Essential Oil is also known as Eastern Hemlock Essential Oil. It has fresh, crisp, needle aroma characteristic to firs and most conifers. It is abundant in monoterpenes, hence more prone to oxidation, and also contains about 30-35% esters. Hemlock Oil is anti-microbial and is helpful as a decongestant and expectorant. It also blends well with other diffuser oils. As an expectorant, spruce hemlock essential oil is useful for respiratory health. This is because it has the ability to reduce chest congestion, as well as prevent any respiratory infections due to its antibacterial properties. If you have a cold or severe coughing, add a few drops of spruce hemlock oil in a bowl of hot water and inhale the steam. Alternatively, you can blend the oil with a carrier oil and rub it on your chest for relief. As an effective anti-inflammatory and analgesic, spruce hemlock essential oil also works wonders for the digestive system. This essential oil stimulates digestive secretions and helps alleviate vomiting, diarrhea, flatulence, and abdominal pain. As such, it is broadly used to treat Irritable bowel syndrome, which is very common. To use, apply topically by gently massaging a few drops with a carrier oil to your abdominal area.
Botanical Name: Tsuga canadensis
Plant Origin: Canada
Processing Method: Steam distilled
Plant Part: Leaves
Odor and Color: Slightly woody; golden brown
Contraindication: When applying spruce hemlock essential oil topically, always use a carrier oil as it can cause skin irritation. A patch test is always recommended before applying it to the rest of your body. Also, contact with sensitive areas should be avoided. Due to lack of sufficient research on the safety of spruce hemlock essential oil on nursing and pregnant women. It is safe to avoid using this oil. It’s necessary to consult a certified doctor or an aromatherapist to get the recommended ratios for kids. If you are under any medication, you should always consult your doctor before using this essential oil. More so, people with health conditions like asthma and heart problems should not use spruce hemlock oil as it might worsen their condition. Lastly, spruce hemlock essential oil contains monoterpenes, which are harmful to pets, especially cats. For this reason, you should be very careful about using this essential oil around them.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.*
Anonymous (verified owner) –
Hard to find oil at a fair price, smelled wonderful!