Botanical Name: Pinus Sylvestris
- a-Pinene: 34.3%
- Limonene: 16.6%
- β-Pinene: 15.2%
Originally from around the Mediterranean basin, this evergreen tree has a reddish-brown bark that is deeply fissured with needle-like leaves that grow in pairs, and pear-shaped cones. The oil is steam distilled from it's needles and twigs. Historically, pine essential oil has been used in steam baths and massage oils.
Known for being cleansing, refreshing and invigorating, pine oil has a strong, dry, woodsy smell. With a history going back to its use in ancient Greek civilizations, including by Hippocrates himself, pine oil is an age-old therapeutic method for cleansing, reducing pain, increasing energy and reducing stress.
Pine oil has traditionally been used for:
- Kill odors and purifying the air
- Decreasing inflammation
- Decreasing allergies
- Fighting free radicals through the presence of antioxidants, including polyphenols
- Treating muscle aches and pain
- Energizing and lifting mood and improving focus
Cautions: Dilute well before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Scotch Pine Essential Oil 15 ml
Simply put - we are not doctors, and are therefore not able to make recommendations for treating specific conditions and this includes route of administration of any oil. Essential oils are concentrated distillates of the essence of the plant - like medicine, some are good in small amounts but can be dangerous in large amounts, particularly for small children, pregnant women or the elderly. It is our position that anyone who intends to take essential oils internally should only do so under supervision of their family doctor.