Part 2 : Methods of use - Some DIY Skincare for a more enjoyable Autumn

The indicated number of drops refer to bottles releasing 20 drops per millimetre. The number of drops can vary from one laboratory to another so it’s important to be aware of the equivalent dosage when buying different essential oils. 

 

Essential oil for pain relief and with anti-oedematous effect (Chronic rheumatism, arthrisis and swollen legs)

 

Adults (5%)

Pour 30 drops of black Spruce essential oil into a 30ml bottle and complete with  Calophylle vegetable oil. 

Shake well. 

Apply 10 to 20 drops, or a small pea-sized amount, onto the painful area or legs, twice a day for a month. To be repeated if necessary. 

 

Calming, relaxing and invigorating essential oil (Helps deal with stress and increase concentration and alertness)

 

This mixture can also be used to treat a cold. 

Adult (10%) 

Pour 40 drops of Black Spruce essential oil into a 20ml bottle and complete with macadamia oil. 

Shake well. 

Apply 10 to 20 drops of the mixture, or a small pea-sized amount, on the forearm or along the spine, for one to two weeks, twice a day or more frequently to increase alertness. 

 

Muscle relaxing essential oil (Cramps, stiff neck, muscle aches, period pain)

 

Adult (15%)

Pour 90 drops of black Spruce oil into a 30ml bottle and complete with almond or macadamia oil. 

Shake well. 

Apply 10-20 drops of the mixture, or a small pea-sized amount, onto the painful area after exercising, or during cramps, for 24 to 48 hours. 

 

Sprayable and breathable essential oil to fight against autumnal viruses (sanitise and purify the house or nasal cavities), encourage relaxation or increase alertness.

 

As a dry inhalation, Black Spruce essential oil attacks viruses found in the nasal cavities at the start of a cold, encourages relaxation during moments of stress, increases alertness when suffering from fatigue. 

 

This method is in fact very simple and only the following is necessary: 

  • Put one to two drops of essential oil onto a tissue. 
  • Bring the tissue towards the face without touching the skin. 
  • Breathe in for three to four times. 
  • Repeat this several times per day, or as needed.  

 

As a wet inhalation, Black Spruce essential oil gets rid of viruses during a cold or soothes a cough. It encourages relaxation before falling asleep and increases quality of sleep. 

This method is not recommended for those suffering from asthma or chronic/severe respiratory conditions.

 

It’s important to closely adhere to the recommended amounts and to stay at home for at least 45 minutes after the inhalation.  

  • Pour two to three drops of essential oil into a bowl of boiling water (or inhaler)
  • Bring your head towards the bowl and close your eyes. 
  • Breathe in the steam whilst keeping your eyes closed. This is to be carried out during the day (once or twice if possible), or in the evening before going to bed. 

When diffused, Black Spruce essential oil clears the air by getting rid of micro organisms responsible for autumnal and winter infections, leaving a pleasant odour. It also encourages relaxation when under stress.  

This essential oil is suitable for all types of diffusers, whilst also respecting the manufacturer’s guidelines. 

 

Important: 

Essential oils can contain allergens and are not recommended for those suffering from seizures. 

Essential oils should not be ingested unless otherwise indicated by a health professional. 

Certain methods are not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women (dermal route, oral route, wet inhalation).