Pine Needle Essential Oil – Organic
- Distillation Method: Steam
- Country of Origin: Bulgaria
- Plant Part: Branch
- Latin Name: Pinus sylvestris
- Cultivation: Certified Organic
About the Oil: Our Pine essential oil is steam distilled from the needles of Scotch Pine wild grown in the forests of Bulgaria. This classic Pine needle oil has a delicate evergreen aroma and helps to ease mental stress and anxiety, remove unwanted odors, and revitalize the mind and body.
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About The Plant
Also known as the 'Scotch' and 'Norway' Pine, this evergreen tree grows up to 40 meters tall with deeply fissured reddish-brown bark. Native to the dense forests of Russia and northern Europe, it is cultivated for essential oil production in central and southern European countries, notably Austria and Finland.
About The Oil
Limonene, dipentene and bornyl acetate have been reported to be the main constituents responsible for its antimicrobial properties.
Pine essential oil has been used in herbal medicine for centuries. One such use was to add it to baths to alleviate nervous exhaustion and circulatory disorders. Pine needle essential oil was investigated by Hippocrates, (often considered the father of western medicinal thought), for its beneficial effects on the respiratory system.
Strengthens and revives the body systems
Helps heal wounds
Encourages cell regeneration
Increases local blood circulation
Assists in cleaning out wounds
Neutralizes insects / parasites
Aids in the expulsion of mucous
Stimulates the bronchi
Decreases unpleasant sensory experiences
Soothes sore muscles, tendons and joints
Helps maintain healthy function of the gall bladder
Helps maintain kidney action
Assists in cleansing and detoxifying the body
Stimulates blood flow
Improves circulation to extremities
Stimulates healthy adrenal response
Normalizes and regulates systems of the body
Enables the body to deal with stress
Stimulates the nervous system
Lessens fatigue and nervous exhaustion
Decreases unpleasant neural experiences
Pine oil tonifies Qi and has the energetic qualities of warming and drying.
Pine oil may be used to clear a meditative space, especially if the space is used for other purposes. It instills positivity and restores self–confidence, replacing undue guilt with forgiveness and self–acceptance.
Pine essential oil is recommended during times of convalescence or following an illness that leaves one feeling weak or with severe psychological stress.
Direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer, steam inhalation
Pine essential oil is a perfect diffuser oil for clearing spaces as well as lungs. Its antimicrobial properties make it a must for Winter wellness support.
Massage, compress, bath, ointment, skincare
Pine oil is great for sore joints and muscles, and shares many of the same properties of Eucalyptus globulus; blending these oils together is said to enhance the effectiveness of both. Balsam Fir needle also makes an excellent addition to such a formula. You can also use it over the kidney area for adrenal support.
Pine essential oil can be ingested in very small doses. Consultation with a physician is strongly recommended
Pine essential oil has a wonderful earthy and forest-like aroma. Ours has a fresh, tangy citrus top note with deep pine middle notes and soft balsamic and resinous undertones.
Pine blends well with: Cedarwood, Eucalyptus radiata, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram and Rosemary c.t. cineol.
Generally non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing, it is very likely that Pinus sylvestris oil is a potential irritant if oxidized, but not when fresh. Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction.
If pregnant consult with a physician prior to use.