Essential Oil Pinus Sylvestris (15 mL)
Essential Oil Pinus Sylvestris (100% Pure)
Aroma: Fresh forest smell, strong, dry-balsamic
Traditional Use: First investigated by Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, pine is soothing for stressed muscles and joints when used in massage.
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.
How to Use: Inhalation, Diffusion, Topically.
Blends well with: cedarwood, eucalyptus, lavender, niaouli, rosemary and sage, bergamot, clary sage, cypress, frankincense, grapefruit, juniper, lemon, marjoram, peppermint, ravensara, sandalwood, tea tree, thyme
Safety: Avoid while pregnant. Not intended for internal use. May be photo-sensitizing if consumed in large amounts, in rare cases.
HISTORY OF USE
Pinus sylvestris, the Scotch pine, belongs to a family of evergreen conifers that includes about 90 species that grow in the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. The Scotch pine grows to a height of 100 feet or more in the northern forests of Europe. It’s one of the hardiest pine trees and can thrive in long, bitterly cold winters. The tree is called Scotch pine because at one time it covered much of Scotland, where a few primeval stands of these impressive trees remain today. In North America, the Scotch pine is often grown as an ornamental landscape specimen, prized for its beautiful bluish-green needles. Thousands are raised on Christmas tree farms.
What is generally referred to as “pine oil” is extracted from Pine (Scotch pine) oil, which is extracted from Pinus sylvestris of the Pinaceae family and is also known as Scots and forest pine.
This evergreen tree can grow up to 40 meters (130 feet) and has a flat crown and has a reddish-brown, deeply fissured bark, needle-like gray-green leaves that grow in pairs, orange-yellow flowers and pointed brown cones.
It is extensively cultivated for its wood, tar, pitch, turpentine and essential oil and was used by the Native Americans to prevent scurvy. Mattresses where stuffed with the needles to repel lice and fleas and the ancient Egyptians used pine kernels in their cooking.
The needles of Pinus sylvestris produce an invaluable essential oil that assists in cleaning, purifying, stimulating and refreshing ourselves and our homes. When we think of the stately pine tree, we think of the fresh air we breath when standing in a conifer forest. The service that great conifers provide for our planet is imprinted in each pine tree as protective plant intelligence, which we then preserve by distilling into essential oils.
Pine oil, in its many varieties, might be among the most common and most recognized household fragrance, so popular is this aroma in the world of disinfectants and deodorizers. The essential oil of pine is a much more refined version of the more crude, often synthetic variety. A superior cleanser, pine essential oil can be used for keeping our homes and the air we breath fresh and clean.
In aromatherapy, pine oil is known for its uplifting and purifying qualities, which support nearly every system of the body. Known to have an uplifting, cleansing effect which can dispel worry and tiredness, invigorating pine oil can clear the air and release negative emotions. You can also keep pine running in your diffuser to help promote winter wellness for your whole family.
Pine oil is most useful to relieve mental, physical and sexual fatigue, while having a cleansing and invigorating effect on an area and is great for vapor therapy in a sick room as it promotes healing. It shares many of the same properties as Eucalyptus globulus, and the action of both oils is enhanced when they are blended.
It can be used for cuts and sores, scabies and lice and for excessive perspiration, while its warming properties help with rheumatism, arthritis, gout, muscular aches and pains and it can stimulate circulation. Furthermore it can help in cases of bronchitis, asthma, catarrh, coughs, laryngitis, colds and flu. It eases breathlessness and sinusitis.
As a general kidney cleanser, it is effective with cystitis, prostate problems and urinary infections and can also help with nervous exhaustion, neuralgia and mental fatigue.
HOW TO USE PINE OIL
Pine oil can be applied topically (diluted), as a compress, in the bath, through direct inhalation, or used with a diffuser.
For deep household cleaning, add several drops to warm water or to your favorite cleaner. You can also add a drop or two to the laundry.
Add several drops to steaming water and inhale the vapor to assist in opening and clearing a deep, penetrating breath.
Inhale pine essential oil through direct-palm inhalation when you need a boost of strength and vitality.
Add 4 drops pine to 1 oz. lotion or massage oil and massage regularly into areas of the body that have been busy in the garden or at the gym.
Pine Oil Recipes
Wintertime Assist Blend: 2 drops pine oil, 2 drops eucalyptus smithii oil, 2 drops lemon oil, 2 drops marjoram oil, 1 drop rosemary oil and 1 drop thyme oil. Add to a bowl of steaming water, cover head and bowl with a towel and inhale slowly, taking deeper and deeper breaths through nose and mouth with eyes closed.
Cleaner House Spray: 12 drops pine oil, 12 drops eucalyptus oil, 12 drops tea tree and 12 drops cajeput oil. Add to water in 8oz mist bottle.
Caution: NEVER USE INTERNALLY without consulting professional medical help
- Not recommended for pregnant women and infants.
Individuals with serious and chronic health issues should consult an expert prior to using oils.
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