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Tsuga (Tsuga canadensis) – Essential Oil
$20.00 – $129.58
Easter Hemlock also called Canadian hemlock and hemlock spruce is a coniferous tree in the pine family (Pinaceae). Eastern hemlock’s natural range extends east west from Nova Scotia to Minnesota and Missouri, and south to Georgia and Alabama. Of the eight species of hemlock (Tsuga spp) in the world, eastern hemlock is the only one native to eastern Canada. Eastern Hemlock is the least cold tolerant coniferous tree. Indigenous people in North America used the bark to make poultices for sore muscles and to stop bleeding, The twigs used in steam baths to induce sweating for relief of rheumatism, colds and coughs and the needles, especially young needles, for tea. The inner bark can also be dried and ground up for a thickening agent or flour. By boiling down the Spruce Hemlock twigs and cones in maple syrup, made beer.
The essential oil is extracted by using steam distillation process from needles and twigs of the conifer trees which has a fresh, earthy, and woody aroma. Eastern hemlock has been used to stimulate the imagination, inspiration and to focus and gather energies. To calm the adrenals and nervous system helping with anxiety and fear and to support meditation. It has been used to help relieve headaches, migraines, joint pain and muscle pain. Eastern hemlock has been used as a vasoconstrictor for hemorrhoids and varicose veins. Eastern hemlock has been used for the immune system, to clear sinuses and congestion in the lungs.
Add 2 to 3 drops to a diffuser to bring Tsuga crisp, clean scent into your home.
To create a room spray, simply add 10 drops of Tsuga oil into a glass spray bottle filled with water. This can be sprayed around the house, in the car, or in any other indoor environment!
For a hydrating, cleansing, clarifying, and soothing facial serum, dilute 1-3 drops of Tsuga essential oil in 1 teaspoon of a light-weight carrier oil, such as Almond or Jojoba and apply to clean, damp skin.
For anxiety and fear combine Tsuga with Roman Chamomile, Lavender and Bergamot into a carrier oil such as Jojoba and roll onto pulse points or add undiluted to a diffuser.
For congestion and immune system combine sweet birch with Thyme, Lemon and Pine into a carrier oil and apply topically to the chest area.
For pain in joints and headaches combine Eastern Hemlock with Lavender, Rosemary and Clary sage into a carrier oil and apply to joints and temples.
Cautions & Contraindications:
External use only. Do not use undiluted. Avoid eye area and if epileptic or pregnant. Information provided does not substitute for professional advice and care.