Pine Essential Oil
Botanical Name : Pinus Sylvestris
Extraction method : Stream Distillation
Perfumery Note : Top
Aromatic Description : Fresh forest smell, woody, earthy
Therapeutic properties : Antimicrobial, antineuralgic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antiviral, bactericidal, balsamic, cholagogue, deodorant, diuretic, expectorant, hypertensive, insecticidal, restorative, rubefacient, adrenal cortex stimulant as well as stimulant to the circulation and nervous system.
Description : Pine essential oil is refreshing and energizing. It is mood uplifting, and helps relieve fatigue. It increases physical strength, improves mental clarity and memory, and has a purifying effect on the body. Pine is commonly used in household cleansers as a disinfectant that can also strengthen the immune system and deodorize any environment. Pine is purifying, aids detoxification, and is beneficial for dry and itchy skin.
Use : Relieve mental, physical and sexual fatigue, great for vapor therapy in a sick room as it promotes healing, use for cuts and sores, scabies and lice and for excessive perspiration, help with rheumatism, arthritis, gout, muscular aches and pains, help in cases of bronchitis, asthma, catarrh, coughs, laryngitis, colds and flu, help with nervous exhaustion, neuralgia and mental fatigue.
Blend well with : Cedarwood, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Lavender, Lemon, Juniper Berry, Niaouli, Eucalyptus, and Marjoram.
Oil Burner: Add 4 drops of essential oil for a burning time of 20 minutes.
Massage: Dilute 3-5 drops of essential oil in 10 ml. of carrier oil.
Inhalation: Put 5 drops in 200 ml. of steamed water and inhale for 3-5 minutes.
Bath: Put 15 drops of essential oil in the bath tub for a 20 minutes bath.
Precautions : Although pine and pine needle oil is considered non-toxic and non-irritant in low dosage it should still be used with care on the skin, since it can cause irritation in high dosage and may sensitize the skin as well. The oil from the dwarf pine (Pinus mugo. var. pumilio) is a dermal irritant and a sensitizing agent. Should you be prone to allergic skin reactions or are pregnant - rather give this oil a miss.
General Safety Information : Do not take any oils internally. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and be sure to first read the recommended dilution ratios for children. Consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications.