Green Valley Aromatherapy

Pine

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General Properties

  • antifungal
  • antirheumatic
  • antiseptic
  • decongestant
  • deodorant
  • detoxifier
  • disinfectant
  • expectorant
>Origin: Austria. Steam distilled from the needles. Middle note.

Description

Pine is obtained from the dry distillation of the needles (sometimes the young twigs and cones are also used) to produce an oil that is very pale yellow in color. Its main constituent is pinene. Some of the areas of origin are Europe and North America.

Essential oil of Pine has a stimulating effect on the circulation, making it good for helping to relieve the pain of sore muscles, arthritis or rheumatism. It is used mainly for helping to treat respiratory and urinary tract infections as well as muscular pain. It is an excellent expectorant as well as a powerful pulmonary antiseptic. For an individual with a cold, sinusitis, coughs, bronchitis or sore throat, this oil is useful when used in a steam inhalation, several times daily. When dealing with these types of infections, pine blends well with eucalyptus (radiata), or tea tree. It is a refreshing, stimulating, clean smelling oil that is helpful when dealing with nervous exhaustion or mental fatigue.

It is also excellent for cleaning.

Specific Cautions

Can be a skin irritant. Should be avoided in those with allergies. Avoid during pregnancy.

References

Information about this essential oil came from the following sources:

  1. Worwood, Valerie Ann. The Fragrant Pharmacy. (Toronto: Bantam Books, 1990)
  2. Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy: An A-Z. (United Kingdom: Saffron Walden, 1988)
  3. Tisserand, Robert and Tony Balacs. Essential Oil Safety. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 1995)

Note and Disclaimer

The information and opinions provided here are for general educational purposes only and do not replace medical advice. It is your responsibility to consult a suitably qualified medical practitioner to ensure that you will not have any medical problems from any of our products.

Product Specifications

Botanical Name: Pinus sylvestris
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Appearance: Clear Liquid
Solubility in Oil: Soluble
Solubility in Water: Insoluble
Solubility in Alcohol: Soluble
Safety Information: Please read the safety information associated with this product carefully.
More Information: A MSDS sheet is available for this product.