I absolute love the smell of this evergreen oil! My husband has frequent troubles with his respiratory system during the winter months so I made sure to order this oil to be prepared. Last night I mixed a little of the Young Living Idaho Blue Spruce Oil and Young Living R.C. blend into a bit of coconut oil and slathered it onto his chest before he went to sleep. He was so happy that the tightness and stuffiness that he felt earlier that night was gone by morning.
Idaho Blue Spruce
Extraction Method: Steam distilled from all tree parts
Key Constituents: Alpha-Pinene (15-40%), Camphene (6-8%), Beta-Penene (6-11%), Myrcene (3-7%), Limonene (18-25%), Bornyl Acetate (3-10%).
Alpha-Pinene and Limonene are both Monoterpenes which balance all of the various molecules within an oil. They create synergy and enhance effectiveness.
ORAC: 575 pTE/g
What is the ORAC Value number? It stands for “Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity”. It represents the antioxidant capacity of a food item. This standard was developed by the USDA researchers.
Historical Data: 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
Uses: Maintains healthy lung function, helps alleviate minor muscle aches and pains associated with daily life, can relax, soothe and calm the body and mind
1- Apply topically 2-4 drops directly to desired area, no dilution required
2- Inhale directly
3- Diffuse for 1 hour 3 times daily
4- Take 2 drops in a capsule daily as a dietary supplement