Pine Essential Oil
Scots pine, Pinus sylvestris is a common species found across Europe and Asia as well as part of the United Kingdom and Scandavia. The pine essential oil is extracted from the needles.
What does pine essential oil smell like?
Fresh, forest fragrance with a slightly pungent scent.
Which part of the plant provides the oil?
The leaves of the pine tree are used.
Where has pine essential oil been sourced from?
This particular pine oil originates from Austria.
How is pine essential oil extracted?
Pine oil is extracted by steam distillation.
This involves using steam from boiling water to extract the essential oil from the plant.
The heat from the steam causes the plant’s cell walls to open allowing the essential oil to be released.
What other oils blend well with pine essential oil?
Pine oil blends well with cedarwood, cinnamon, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, lavender, rosemary, thyme and tea tree.
How can I benefit from pine oil?
If you have a respiratory condition, you might like to try pine essential oil.
Pine oil has a long history of treating ailments typically associated with respiratory conditions and infections.
It helps to break up congestion and the vapours help to ease breathing.
It can be helpful for asthmatics and smokers plus helps with infections of the skin such as cuts and burns.
It provides relief from muscular aches and joint pains.
It works well as a disinfectant and is beneficial in cleaning the air and the home.
Pine oil is very refreshing, energizing and has uplifting properties.
Are there precautions I should know about?
Pine oil is non-toxic and non-sensitizing.
Take care on damaged or sensitive skin.