Botanical Name: Pinus sylvestris
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Needles
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma: Strong, dry-balsamic, turpentine-like
Largest Producing Countries: Bulgaria, Hungary, and USA
Traditional Use: Used to treat colds and congestion. It is also used in the fragrance industry for its forest like aroma.
Properties: Analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antineuralgic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antiviral, bactericidal, balsamic, cholagogue, decongestant, deodorant, disinfectant, diuretic, expectorant, insecticide, stimulant, vermifuge
Benefits: Arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, candida, catarrh, cellulite, colds, coughs, cuts, cystitis, exhaustion, fatigue, fever, fluid retention, infection, lice, muscular aches and pains, nervous exhaustion and stress related conditions, neuralgia, poor circulation, rheumatism, scabies, sinusitis, slow circulation, sore throat, sores. During the cold season pine oil can be added to a diffuser to help purify the air. In addition, if you are sick it may be added to an inhalation or bath.
Blends Well With: Bergamot, cedarwood, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, niaouli, peppermint, ravensara, rosemary, sage, sandalwood, tea tree, thyme
Of Interest: Pine oil can withstand temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees.
Safety Data: Avoid while pregnant of breast-feeding. May cause skin irritation.