pine (needle) essential oil
Pine is very useful to relieve mental and physical fatigue, while having a cleansing and clearing effect on a room.
It is therefore great for vapour therapy in a sick room as it promotes healing.
It can also be used for cuts and sores, scabies and lice and for excessive perspiration, while its warming properties help with rheumatism, arthritis, gout, muscular aches and pains and it can stimulate circulation. Furthermore it can help in cases of bronchitis, asthma, catarrh, coughs, laryngitis, colds and flu. It eases breathlessness and sinusitis.
As a general kidney cleanser, it is effective with cystitis, prostate problems and urinary infections and can also help with nervous exhaustion, neuralgia and mental fatigue.
Pine oil has a fresh forest smell, is pale yellow in color and watery in viscosity
Obtained by the steam distillation of the needles & twigs of the Pine
Oils to Blend with
Although most essential oils blend well with one another pine oil blends particularly well with cedarwood, eucalyptus,lavender, niaouli, rosemary and sage
Although pine and pine needle oil is considered non-toxic and a non-irritant in low dosages it should still be used with care on the skin, since it can cause irritation in high dosages and may sensitise the skin as well.