Scotch Pine Essential Oil- Pinus sylvestris L
This Scotch Pine essential oil is sourced from Hungary. It is a wildcrafted essential oil and the oil is extracted from the needles, twigs, and buds by steam distillation.
The scent of pine is used in many cleaning products, however, this essential oil will remind you of walking in a pine forest without the chemical smells present in those pine scented cleaning products.
Pine essential oil has many health benefits. However, it can be skin sensitizing so should not be used in the bath. Aromatherapy and topical spot treatments are its main uses. When used topically it should be diluted to no more than a 1.5% dilution.
Pine has benefits such as being used for skin care and cosmetic applications. It also has metabolic boosting properties. Pine essential oil has analgesic properties so it can be used for pain relief in the joints. It has stress relieving properties when used in aromatherapy. It also has antimicrobial properties, so it can be used to fight infections.
The best way for most users to employ Scotch Pine Needle Essential oil is by using 1 or 2 drops in a blend for inhalation (steam inhalation or diffuser) since this method of use avoids problems with skin irritation or sensitization.
Buying Precautions: When buying “Pine” or “Pine Needle” essential oil it’s important that you buy the right one: the oil from Pinus sylvestris is considered generally safe when used appropriately but other species that produce “Pine” or “Pine Needle” Essential Oil are regarded as hazardous. An example of a hazardous selection is the so-called “Dwarf Pine” Essential Oil that is extracted from Pinus pumilio. Always look at the Latin name given on a company’s website to insure that you are getting the right product! And never buy any essential oil that is not identified with the Latin name as well as the common name of the plant from which it was distilled.
Skin sensitization is possible with old or oxidized oils. Discard old oils. Contraindicated with asthma and whooping cough.
Please take a moment to read the safety guidelines for using essential oils.
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