Essential Oil Profile
Botanical Name: Pinus Sylvestris
Country of Origin: Europe
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Scent Profile: Pine oils have strong, penetrating, fresh coniferous odours – their dominant constituents are called pinenes, and these are the most abundant terpenes in the natural world. Pine oils and their pinenes are used in many household cleaning products, so often the scent of pine essential oil provokes comments about how its odour is reminiscent of disinfectant.
Therapeutic Properties / Health Benefits
Pine oil provides a pile of profound health benefits in skin and hair care as well. Essential oil of pine relaxing effect on the physical and psychological level. It helps overcome pessimism and acquire believe in themselves. Pine oil is able to eliminate the aggression and impulsivity, reduce anxiety and stress.
|Gives an energising, invigorating feeling||Treats respiratory and pulmonary conditions|
|Useful for people suffering from loss of concentration and memory||Defends against scurvy|
|Gets rid of bad destructive energy||Cardiovascular stimulant|
PINE IN SKIN CARE
Effective acne treatment:Fights bacteria and fungus, Pine is also useful with a variety of skin conditions including psoriasis, warts, eczema and itching.
How to use for face care
Add one drop of essential oil to one dollop of your face cream or lotion and apply every two days. Do not be tempted to add more oil. Higher doses do not work better than regular applications.
How to use for body care
Use no more than 4 to 5 drops for every 5ml of body lotion or carrier oil. Apply the mixture all over skin and pat dry or allow full absorption. Read more about essential oil dilution and how much you should mix.
PINE IN HAIR CARE
Increase hair growth: Vitamin E, known for increasing hair growth is found in Pine essential oil. It keeps the scalp clean and free from dandruff.
Treats hair loss: Strong, thick and healthy hair can be achieved with Pine essential oil. Rich in proteins, Pine essential oil is good for treating hair loss and thinning hair.
How to use
Dilute 3 drops of Pine essential oil with 3 tbsp of carrier oil such as jojoba oil, or sweet almond oil and use in a scalp massage oil.
HOW TO USE
- In a nebuliser
- In an oil burner
- In baths or inhalation
Blends well with
Pine essential oil blends well with most citrus essential oils and also essential oils like Eucalyptus, Lavender, Rosemary and Clary Sage.
Small children and elderly people should not be given pine essential oil since it may cause hypertension. It has also been known to cause breathing problems in large doses, so use with caution.