Sitka Spruce Essential Oil (Picea sitchensis)


Sitka Spruce may also be referred to as coast spruce, tideland spruce, yellow spruce, Sitka spruce. It is typically processed using steam or hydro distillation as a method for extracting oil from the needles.

Essential Facts

  • Aroma Description:

    Balsamic Coniferous Piney Rich Slightly sweet Woody

  • Common Name(s): coast spruce, tideland spruce, yellow spruce, Sitka spruce
  • Synonyms(s) for Picea sitchensis: Abies falcata, Abies menziesii, Abies sitchensis, Abies trigona, Picea falcata, Picea menziesii, Picea menziesii var. crispa, Picea sitchensis, Pinus menziesii, Pinus menziesii var. crispa, Pinus sitchensis

  • Botanical Family: Pinaceae
  • Botanical Genus: Picea
  • Chemical Family: Esters, Ketones, Monoterpenes
  • Perfumery Note: Top/Middle
  • Indigenous Country: France
  • Cultivation: Wild Harvested
  • Processing Methods: Steam or Hydro Distillation
  • Part Typically Used: Needles
  • Shelf Life: 4-5 years
  • Conservation Status:  [LC] Least Concern
    IUCN Red List category abbreviations (version 3.1, 2001)
  • Ethically and sustainably sourced Ethically and sustainably sourced
  • Wild Harvested Wild Harvested
  • Vegan Vegan