Botanical Name: Pinus sylvestris
Plant Part: Needles and Twigs
Description: Originally from around the Mediterranean basin, this evergreen tree can grow up to 25 – 30 feet and the bark is a reddish-brown that is deeply fissured with needle-like leaves that grow in pairs, and pear-shaped cones.
Colour: Colourless to pale yellow liquid.
Common Uses: The numerous health benefits of Pine Essential Oil have made it one of the most important essential oils used in aromatherapy.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends Well With: Citronella, Clary Sage, Coriander, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Juniper, Lavender, Myrrh, Rosemary, Spikenard and Tea Tree.
Aromatic Scent: Pine Essential Oil has a woody, evergreen scent similar to natural turpentine.
History: Historically it has been used in steam baths and massage oils.
Caution: Dilute well before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.