Pine essential oil has a fresh forest smell with camphoraceous top notes and dry, sweet, balsamic, woody undertones. It is beneficial for respiratory problems, muscular aches and pains and urinary complaints.
Pine is a tall evergreen tree with distinctive fissured, reddish-brown bark, needle-type leaves and pine cones. It is also known as Scotch pine and. Native to Europe and Asia, this member of the Pinaceae family is now found in northern Europe, North Eastern Russia, Scandinavia and the eastern United States. The tree’s needles, twigs and cones are steam-distilled to produce pine essential oil, with the more superior oil being produced from trees grown in more northerly climates. Pine is a cleansing, restorative, reviving and strengthening essential oil that can be beneficial for the respiratory system and the urinary tract. It is also useful for muscular aches and pains and for relieving fatigue.
Species: Pinus sylvestris
Plant family: Pinaceae
Extraction method: Steam distilled
Safety Note: Use carefully in small amounts and do not use on sensitive skin. Can irritate the mucous membranes. Avoid during pregnancy
Skin: Pine Needle oil has antiseptic, antibacterial and analgesic properties which make it beneficial for use on minor cuts and sores.
Mind: Pine Needle’s invigorating action is helpful in relieving mental fatigue and nervous exhaustion. Its warming cleansing action can help to instil self-confidence and encourage acceptance, tolerance and forgiveness.
Body: Pine Needle is an excellent expectorant and is particularly beneficial for pulmonary complaints such as coughs, colds, bronchitis, sinusitis and asthma. Pine has a tonic effect on the kidneys and can help with cystitis and other urinary tract complaints. It also helps soothe sore muscles and rheumatic pain and can help improve poor circulation. Its stimulating and pain-relieving properties also make it a good choice after over-exertion or for sports injuries.
Blends well with: With most other woods and herbs and also with Lavender and Lemon
Allergens Listing: Limonene 6%, Linalool 0.2%