Name: Pine, Pinus sylvestris
Manufacturer: Holisticshop.co.uk - Professional quality oils
Size: 10 ml
Concentration: 100% concentrated and pure
A distinctive scent emanates from majestic trees embraced by the ancients for curative powers & life-enhancing resin
About Pine Needle Essential Oil: Pine is a valuable oil if you are feeling stressed or overworked. However, it really comes into its own when dealing with respiratory complaints. No home should be without a bottle during the cold and flu season, for treating ailments, easing aches and pains, revitalizing the body and purifying the air.
Description of Aroma: A fresh, forest fragrance. Strong and resinous - typical of pine resin.
Ruling Planet: Mars.
Properties Beneficial To The Mind, Emotions And Spirit: Although pine is probably considered more of a physical oil, it can be most useful if you are feeling emotionally weak, or suffering form general mental fatigue and debility or nervous exhaustion. This oil refreshes and stimulates a tired, overworked mind and may be helpful if you are feeling stressed out. It is also said to be cleansing and healing for depression and hopelessness.
Of Interest: These magnificent trees are native to the mountainous regions of Europe, Scandinavia, West Asia and the former USSR. There are about 80 species of pine, the main oil-producing varieties are known as Scots and Norwegian pine. The best oil is reputed to come from as far north as possible, said to be 'Siberian' pine, although much of it comes from Finland. The tree belong to the same family as cedarwood, fir, juniper and spruce, and the longevity of these coniferae gives us some of the oldest and tallest trees in the world.
The strong curative powers of pine were recognized by the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Arabia and Greece. It was used in religious ceremonies, and particularly for infections such as pneumonia, bronchitis and T.B. Hippocrates was the first person to investigate pine oil, discovering its benefits to the respiratory system. Inhalation was the main form of treatment, and it is believed that people with lung and respiratory complaints would go to areas with abundant pine growth due to the excellent air.
In 534 AD Jaques Cartier learned about the curative powers of pine against scurvy from the North American Indians, who also used pine needles to stuff mattresses and repel fleas and lice. The Arabian alchemist, Avicenna (980 - 1037 AD) regarded pine as specific for use with pneumonia and lung infections. Esoterically, pine is used to invoke the pagan god Pan, and to evoke justice in psychic work.
The Scots pine branches yield a thick resin which is antiseptic within the respiratory tract, whereas pine leaves have been taken internally for arthritis, rheumatism and chest problems. Pine buds contain more than 200g of resin per kilo.
The scent is probably best known in association with disinfectants and cleaning products - and with good reason. Due to its powerful disinfectant and antiseptic properties, pine is used extensively in the pharmaceutical industry and veterinary medicine, and is added to products such as soap and bath salts because of its fresh smell and deodorizing qualities.
The pine tree is a symbol of an uncompromising will to live, endurance, strength, and a free spirit that refuses to conform or live in servitude.
Properties Beneficial To The Physical Body: Due to its strong decongestant, antiseptic and disinfectant properties, pine is an invaluable aid in the treatment of most, if not all, respiratory disorders, including sore throats, flu, asthma and bronchitis - especially when combined with eucalyptus and tea tree. Also beneficial for digestive concerns, it cleanses the kidneys and bans gall stones.
This oil may help uterine concerns, and its stimulating effect on the circulation is warming for stressed, painful or stiff joints and muscles, rheumatism and arthritis. Depending on the body's needs, it can be both warming and cooling. It is believed to stimulate the adrenal glands, producing a revitalizing effect on the body
Pine is also useful in skin-care, in cases of eczema, psoriasis, congested complexions and skin irritations. It may help speed the healing of cuts and wounds.
Pine Needle Oil Blending Suggestions: Pine mixes well with many oils, especially others in the same family, such as cypress, cedarwood, fir, spruce, thuja and juniper. Also try it with cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus, lavender, myrtle, niaouli, rosemary, thyme, and tea tree.
Alternative Suggestions For Use: An excellent air purifier and freshener, also add pine to your washing water for household cleaning. For detoxifying your body, use it in the sauna; it enters via inhalation and exits through perspiration. Apparently fleas cannot tolerate the smell.
Essential Safety Precautions: Considered a relatively safe oil, always use pine diluted to avoid possible skin irritation. Also avoid it during pregnancy and with prostate cancer. Pine is often adulterated with turpentine, so be sure to purchase it from a reputable dealer.
Note:: Oil from the Dwarf pine is toxic and classified as a hazardous oil.
Do not use essential oils undiluted or take internally without the guidance of a qualified practitioner. The information contained here is for general interest and is not intended to replace medical diagnosis or treatment.
More About Our Own Brand Oils
We take great pride in the quality of our essential oil range.
Originally the Holisticshop range of essential oils went under the name of Windflowers. This company was founded by a qualified aromatherapist, selling high quality oils to shops and aromatherapists throughout UK and the world. In 2003 the opportunity came up for Holisticshop to buy Windflowers, which we did. This acquisition has meant that since this time Holisticshop customers have been able to buy high quality oils at the price professional aromatherapists would expect to pay.
Lower quality oils are available on the market but we continue to pick the best quality source for every oil. For example our lavender oil is "High Alpine" lavender from Mount Ventoux in the Pyrennes and the ylang ylang is the "complete" oil, not the ylang ylang II or III which come from a different stage in the distillation process. In the current climate essential oil prices on the open market have risen quite dramatically and some sellers are cutting quality. We have maintained quality, bought well and kept as competitive as always.
We do not buy anonymous drums of essential oils on the open market and we do not redistill lower quality oils to remake a “scientifically” higher grade oil that does not smell great (this happens sometimes with ylang ylang). We know the country and the growers of all our oils. Please be assured by the care we take with making sure our oils are great quality. You will smell the difference.
* They are non-adulterated and are as produced at the still
* We specify the country of origin for each oil
* Each oil has been independently tested by French chemist
* Our essential oils are not blended unless we say specifically say so
* No middlemen - straight from soil to bottle
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