Pinus sylvestris - Austria - Wild Grown - GRAS
Pine Needles is an excellent essential oil to use for respiratory illnesses. It helps clear out the sinuses very quickly. It is great to use for asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, sinusitis, sore throat, colds, and flu. Because of its strong expectorant properties, it will help you clear extra mucus out of your throat and lungs.
It has been used by many to help treat scabies and other sores. It also helps you heal from cuts and injuries, though it should not be put on open wounds.
It will also help treat rheumatism, arthritis, gout, and muscular aches and pains.
• It helps reinvigorate poor circulation.
• It works great for cystitis and other urinary infections.
• It can help dry up excessive perspiration.
Scent: Pine needles has a very sharp and clean pine scent. It makes your nose feel good and refreshed, and makes you think of brisk winter air and Christmas.
Also Known As: Scotch Pine
Caution: Use carefully if you have sensitive skin.
Extracted by: Needles are steam distilled, 1st distillation
Pine and Pine Needles have the same properties. The main difference between the two is that the Pine has a stronger scent than the Pine Needles.
Due to its stimulating nature, it helps relieve fatigue, nervous exhaustion and other stress related conditions.
This is a great oil to use for cleaning. It will help clear up bacteria and germs lurking in the bathroom and kitchen.
History: The top use for Pine trees is still for the wood. People make furniture, boats, paper products, etc. Turpentine is also made from the lumber byproducts. The needles are an excellent source of vitamin C and the American Indians used it to prevent scurvy. The needles are often stuffed into mattresses to repel lice and fleas. The needles were used in tea or poultices to treat inflammations, bruises, broken bones, and many respiratory illnesses.
Blends well with: Cedarwood, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Sage, Lavender, Juniper Berry, Lemon, Marjoram, Bergamot, Cypress, Frankincense, and all the Eucalyptus oils.
Ways to use: You will need to blend with a carrier oil before using topically. A general guideline is 4-8 drops in ½ teaspoon of carrier oil for adult topical use. Once you have tried it, you will know if you need to blend more or less. A general guideline for blend rates for children can be found here:
Always test on a nickel sized portion of skin first. Make sure your skin can handle the oil/blend before using.
Use sparingly and carefully. Mix 1 drop in a carrier oil and massage into chest to help respiratory infections. Diffuse to help keep lungs healthy. Add a few drops to your mop water to freshen the room.
• 2 drops Cajeput
• 4 drops Lime
• 4 drops Rosemary
• 4 drops Cypress
• 3 drops Pine Needles
• 1 tablespoon Jojoba
Massage formula from the bottoms of the feet up the calves. Use to rejuvenate tired and aching feet.
• 8 drops Pine Needles
• 2 drops Anise Seed
• 4 drops Lavender
• 4 ounces Pure Water
• 1/2 teaspoon Honey
Mix all ingredients in a mist sprayer, shake well before every use. Spray mist once or twice directly into the mouth. This is not to be used as a mouthwash. It is to freshen the breath only.