Idaho Blue Spruce has anti-oxidant, relaxant, and antibacterial properties.
Historical Use: Northwestern Native Americans considered the Idaho blue spruce to be a sacred tree and used it for smudging/purification rites. Spruce leaves, inner bark, gum, and twigs have been used historically by Native Americans for a variety of functions. Leaves were used as inhalants, fumigators, and revivers. The inner bark of the spruce was used for lung and throat troubles, inward troubles, in a poultice applied to wounds and for cuts and swelling, as a medicinal salt, applied to areas of inflammation, and in an antiscorbutic drink for scurvy and colds. Spruce gum was also used for calking canoes. Various parts of the tree were also combined and used for stomach troubles, scabs, sores, as a salve for cuts and wounds, and in a tea for scurvy and cough remedy.
Other Body Systems Support: Supports the body’s own ability to balance it’s testosterone- in men when applied to the outside of the ankles over time. Application: There are many different ways to use essential oils like this one. You can apply 2-4 drops directly to desired area, no dilution required for Idaho Blue Spruce. You can inhale directly, as the molecules are so small they pass the blood/brain barrier and travel up the olfactory nerve directly to your brain. You can diffuse in an essential oil diffuser (we offer several on this website), and THIS BRAND ONLY (because of the purity tests it has gone through) you can take internally – 2 drops under your tongue or in a capsule daily as a dietary supplement. *We recommend the resource called the Essential Oil Desk Reference book, by Life Science Publishers if you want to know more properties of essential oils and how they work.
Fragrant Emotional Influences: Assists the body in releasing emotional blocks, bringing about a feeling of balance and grounding. Reduces arousal level after visual display terminal work without any influences of task performance in low-dose condition. 2011. Biomed Research 32(2):151-157