Engelmann Spruce Essential Oil (Picea engelmannii)


Engelmann Spruce may also be referred to as Engelmann spruce, white spruce, mountain spruce, or silver spruce. It is typically processed using steam or hydro distillation as a method for extracting oil from the needles, twigs/branches.

Essential Facts

  • Aroma Description:

    Coniferous Cool Fresh Piney Slightly camphoraceous Woody

  • Common Name(s): Engelmann spruce, white spruce, mountain spruce, or silver spruce
  • Botanical Family: Pinaceae
  • Botanical Genus: Picea
  • Chemical Family: Monoterpenes
  • Perfumery Note: Top/Middle
  • Aroma chemistry: The main chemical components of Stillpoint Aromatic's Engelmann Spruce essential oil are from the monoterpene family.  They are  alpha pinene, delta limonene, and camphene. There is also a small amount of the ester, bornyl acetate.
  • Indigenous Country: United States
  • Cultivation: Wild Harvested
  • Processing Methods: Steam or Hydro Distillation
  • Part Typically Used: Needles, Twigs/Branches
  • Shelf Life: 3 - 4 years
  • Conservation Status:  [LC] Least Concern
    IUCN Red List category abbreviations (version 3.1, 2001)
  • Wild Harvested Wild Harvested
  • Vegan Vegan

Essential Details


Engelmann Spruce Blends:

Balsam Copaiba

Traditional Folklore

Traditional Folklore of Engelmann Spruce:

The Engelmann Spruce tree has been traditionally used in the treatment of respiratory complaints, the treatment of tuberculosis, coughs etc. It was said that if the remedy from Engelmann Spruce did not work, nothing would. Traditionally the ashes of the twigs of the Engelmann Spruce were mixed with oil and used as an ointment to soothe and heal various skin issues. The pitch obtained from the trunk has been used in treating eczema.

Energetic, Spiritual, and Emotional Qualities


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