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Eastern hemlock, hemlock spruce
Distillation of the needles and twigs
Northern Europe (France)
A large evergreen tree with small brown cones – about 50metres high.
A pale yellow oil with a warming, pine-like, almost sweet aroma.
Used for diarrhoea, cystitis, colitis, pharyngitis and skin hygiene.
Blends well with
Lime, black spruce, bergamot and cedarwood.
Cautions and comments
No contra-indications known.
Main chemical constituents
Pinene, limonene (85%), bornyl acetate (10%), phellandrene, myrcene, thujone (trace).
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier. WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in cool, dark place.