White Spruce essential oil is sourced from Alaska across the Boreal forest of Canada. This oil is obtained from the needles and twigs of the Picea glauca tree through steam distillation. It is a colorless to pale yellow liquid with a middle note that possesses a crisp, clean woody forest aroma.
Woody, fresh, camphoreous
- Technical Sheet
Picea glauca, is an evergreen coniferous member of the Pinaceae family. A large tree with narrow crown, it can grow to 40 meters tall. The blue-green needles are four-sided, sharp and stiff, and are ranged spirally on the twigs. The needles have a glaucous (white waxy coating) bloom, hence the specific epithet and common name. The bark is loose, scaly and greyish-brown.
This conifer tree is closely linked to the survival of Native Peoples and settlers. Traditionally, its needles were used for inhalations and fumigations, to treat flu, cough, and support women’s health after childbirth.
Applications include fine fragrance, cosmetics, flavour/food and aromatherapy.
Botanical name: Picea glauca
Botanical family: Pinaceae
Accepted synonyms: Picea alba, Picea canadensis
Common names: Canadian Spruce, Western White Spruce, Alberta White Spruce, Porsild Spruce
Origin: Northwestern Canada, Quebec
Cultivation Method: Wild and cultivated harvested
Crop Season: May to November
Plant part used: Needles and twigs
Method of extraction: Steam distillation
Main components: α -Pinene, β-Pinene, Myrcene, I-Limonene, Terpinolene
INCI: Picea glauca needles oil
EC: 290-370-1 / 294-419-8
Appearance: Colorless to pale yellow liquid with a characteristic odor
Certifications and Declarations:
- Certificate of Analysis
- Food Grade
- Pure & Natural
- Origin Statement
- GMO Free
- No Animal Testing
- Prop 65
USDA, NRCS. 2019. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 29 January 2019). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.
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Retrieved 10-02-2018 from the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), (http://www.itis.gov).
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Retrieved from the integrated taxonomic Information system
La flore Laurentienne, Marie Victorin (2002)
Field guide to Eastern Forest North America, from John Kricher (2006)
Field guide to Eastern trees, from Georges A. Petrides (1998)