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Pine – Benefits And Uses

Essential Oil Profile

Botanical Name: Pinus Sylvestris
Country of Origin: Europe
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Scent Profile: Pine oils have strong, penetrating, fresh coniferous odours – their dominant constituents are called pinenes, and these are the most abundant terpenes in the natural world. Pine oils and their pinenes are used in many household cleaning products, so often the scent of pine essential oil provokes comments about how its odour is reminiscent of disinfectant.


Therapeutic Properties / Health Benefits

Pine oil provides a pile of profound health benefits in skin and hair care as well. Essential oil of pine relaxing effect on the physical and psychological level. It helps overcome pessimism and acquire believe in themselves. Pine oil is able to eliminate the aggression and impulsivity, reduce anxiety and stress.

Therapeutic Properties

Health Benefits

Gives an energising, invigorating feeling Treats respiratory and pulmonary conditions
Useful for people suffering from loss of concentration and memory Defends against scurvy
Gets rid of bad destructive energy Cardiovascular stimulant


Effective acne treatment:Fights bacteria and fungus, Pine is also useful with a variety of skin conditions including psoriasis, warts, eczema and itching.

  • How to use for face care
    Add one drop of essential oil to one dollop of your face cream or lotion and apply every two days. Do not be tempted to add more oil. Higher doses do not work better than regular applications.
  • How to use for body care
    Use no more than 4 to 5 drops for every 5ml of body lotion or carrier oil. Apply the mixture all over skin and pat dry or allow full absorption. Read more about essential oil dilution and how much you should mix.


Increase hair growth: Vitamin E, known for increasing hair growth is found in Pine essential oil. It keeps the scalp clean and free from dandruff.

Treats hair loss: Strong, thick and healthy hair can be achieved with Pine essential oil. Rich in proteins, Pine essential oil is good for treating hair loss and thinning hair.

  • How to use
    Dilute 3 drops of Pine essential oil with 3 tbsp of carrier oil such as jojoba oil, or sweet almond oil and use in a scalp massage oil.


- In a nebuliser
- In an oil burner
- In baths or inhalation

Blends well with

Pine essential oil blends well with most citrus essential oils and also essential oils like Eucalyptus, Lavender, Rosemary and Clary Sage.

Caution/Side effects

Small children and elderly people should not be given pine essential oil since it may cause hypertension. It has also been known to cause breathing problems in large doses, so use with caution.

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