Greetings my dear friends. I always appreciate the time you spend with me. Our topic today is Scots Pine Essential Oil, also known as Pine Nut Essential Oil.
I have always loved the smell of the mountains. The smell of the Evergreen trees. Firs, Pines, Cypress, Spruce & Junipers. The sound of the wind blowing through their needles is so comforting. But I never realized why I feel so happy & content while in the open air surrounded by these trees.
Then I learned that the Pine Essential Oil is actually very healing for us. Breathing in the vapor aids in relieving congestion. Diluted in a massage oil & rubbed into muscles can relieve the ache of overdoing the work out or gardening. The aroma is uplifting, aiding in feelings of alertness & productivity.
The Pinus Sylvestris tree originated in Austria & France & is now found all over the world. It’s a fast-growing, hardy tree, known to survive in such extreme areas as eastern Siberia. In fact, Siberia, along with Austria, Hungary, Yugoslavia, France & the Baltic States are the main producing regions of Pine Essential Oil.
Because the Pinus Sylvestris tree is found all over the world in huge numbers, is such a hardy tree, living upwards of 250 years & the fact we obtain the Scot Pine Essential Oil from the distillation of the needles, then our source is renewable. It also it an economical oil for your first aid kit.
The Pinus Sylvestris tree has been used in many ways throughout history. Ancient Egyptians would use the pine kernels in their cooking, they are known to kill food bacteria & decrease contamination. The needles from these trees were used to stuff bedding. The aromatic oils in the needles would repel lice, fleas, bedbugs, etc. The aroma also dispels worry, tiredness & negative emotions, aiding in a good night’s rest. It aids in opening & clearing airways.
Ancient Greek civilizations, including Hippocrates himself, used Pine Essential Oil. It was used as a pain-reducer, energy increasing, cleansing & stress-buster.
Native Americans used the needles & shoots to treat colds, coughs, fevers & bronchial conditions. Burning certain parts of the tree, along with juniper & cedar were used in their purifying rituals.
Today we harvest other ingredients from this tree. A crude resin which is distilled to produce rosin, the sticky stuff for the violinists’ bow & turpentine. We cultivate them for the pitch, tar & wood, all used in construction & building. And it’s a common fragrance component in toiletries, cleaning supplies & cosmetics.
Pinus Sylvestris Essential Oil is an anti-inflammatory & has the antiseptic quality that helps stop the spread of infection during the cold & flu season. It removes dangerous fungi, bacteria, pathogens, molds & yeast. It has an analgesic action that helps relieve stiff joints & muscles.
When you diffuse it into your area, it is killing odors & purifying the air. Through the presence of antioxidants, it fights free radicals. It’s been known to decrease allergies. It dispels negative emotions. Pine Essential Oil brings comfort & strength to nervous exhaustion, sadness & stress.
Diffuse it around those who are in convalescence. It boosts emotions, & the body’s metabolic rate. It acts as a tonic to your whole system.
Use it as a disinfectant. Pine Essential Oil is effective in killing many of our common household germs. Some are E. coli, mildew & yeast spores. Add a few drops to a spray bottle of water. Spray your surface & wipe with a clean cloth. Ten drops of Pine Essential Oil to a half cup of white vinegar for a clean floor.
Pine Essential Oil aroma is fresh, sweet & green. It’s reminiscent of walking through a coniferous forest. It leaves you refreshed, invigorated & uplifted. The healing aroma clears blocked sinuses, eases head tension & has a positive strengthening & reviving effect on your body & mind.
Blending Pine Essential Oil with Lemon Essential Oil on a cotton ball placed at the bottom of your trash can will help decrease bacteria & odors.
Adding Pine Essential Oil & Tea Tree Essential Oil to the bottom of stinky shoes will help rid them of odor & bacteria.
Use Bergamot Essential Oil, Lemon Essential Oil & Pine Essential Oil to reduce stress & anxiety. This blend can also increase your spiritual awareness & alertness. Diffuse it during your meditation & prayer time.
Pine Essential Oil blended with Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Peppermint Essential Oil, then mixed in olive oil, beeswax & coconut oil makes a wonderful rub. Use it as you would a vapor rub. On your chest, upper back & souls of your feet. It will help open your respiratory system & improve breathing.
As wonderful as Pine Essential Oil is, you must exercise caution when using it. Applying it to your skin without diluting it can case irritation. Folks with allergies & sensitive skin are especially at risk. You can make a 1% solution & test on less sensitive areas, like your forearm or foot soles. You’ll want to make it a small test patch. Make sure to give it about 24 hours before applying to your chest or back.
Always use diluted. Keep Pine Essential Oil away from your eyes & mucus membranes. Never ingest any Essential Oil except under the guidance of a certified Aromatherapist & only a pure therapeutic-grade oil.
So, as you can see, Pine Essential Oil is a versatile oil & really needs to be in your Essential Oil first aid kit. I have it in mine.
Thank you, my friends. I appreciate your time & pray you have a found a nugget to add your store of knowledge.
Til then, Be Blessed