Pine Needle, Pinus sylvestris, steam distilled from the sweet, evergreen scented needles, is believed to promote a healthy immune system and was used by ancient Romans and Greeks to treat respiratory problems and muscular aches.
Pine needle essential oil typically has an earthy, outdoorsy fragrance. When added to a carrier oil and massaged into the skin, pine oil promotes circulation, helps soothe inflammation, relieves muscle fatigue, soothes sore muscles, and helps ease inflamed joints. Pine essential oil may also help soothe itchy skin, which may be helpful for eczema or other skin irritations.
Pine oil, a natural cleanser and bacteria fighter, may be helpful for fighting infections. It is often used in products to help with acne, and ease the itching associated with eczema, and other irritated skin conditions. Adding pine oil to a facial steam may help ease the symptoms of bronchitis, coughs, and sinus problems.
In hair care, pine essential oil is reputed to cleanse, enhance the hair’s natural smoothness and shine, contribute moisture, and protect against dandruff.
Aromatherapy Properties: Pine essential oil has a strong, crisp, earthy, clean, fresh, aroma that is reminiscent of a dense forest. The scent stimulates, energizes, invigorates, and refreshes. It has warm revitalizing properties that promote feelings of energy and well-being--refreshing to a tired mind. It can help improve mood, clear the mind of stress and tension, help eliminate fatigue, enhance concentration, and promote a positive outlook. Used in a diffuser, pine oil can help clear and freshen the air and ease symptoms of respiratory ailments.
Pregnancy and Children: We do not provide information on the safety of essential oils during Pregnancy or for use in Children because the available information is very ambiguous and often contradictory. If you’re interested in using essential oils during pregnancy or with young children please do your own research and consult your doctor, midwife, or health care professional before use.
Precautions: If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, have a medical condition, or have any medical concerns regarding yourself or your family consult a qualified, licensed health professional prior to use. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. Keep out of reach of children.