Properties: Pine Essential oil has been studied for its antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, bactericidal, and insecticidal properties. When used in an diffuser it can help promote wellness by cleansing the air. In Aromatherapy, when blended with massage oil or diluted in the bath, Pine Essential Oil can do wonders in relieving a cold, cough, hangover, infection, and inflammation. This Essential Oil is also a must have during the holiday season, put a few drops on holiday decor to infuse your home with the scent of a fresh cut Pine Tree.
Botanical Name: Pinussylvestris
Extraction Method: The oil is usually extracted by using the steam distillation method. The extraction is done from the needles, cones and twigs depending on the species of pine. It is also called forest pine.
Parts Used: Needles
Largest Producing Countries: United States of America, Russia, Hungary, and Finland.
Traditional Uses: Native Americans used this oil to thwart scurvy. People used to cultivate pine for the oil, wood, tar, turpentine and pitch. The needles were used to stuff mattresses to prevent lice and fleas. In olden times Egyptians used pine kernels in their cooking.Pine oil was used traditionally for respiratory infections and even pneumonia.The tree grows up to a height of 130 feet and has a flat crown.
Interesting Facts: The pine tree originated in Austria and Russia and then spread to other part of the world. It is the same tree which is used as Christmas tree all over the world during the Christmas season. The tree is available easily to make oil and can be seen all over the world.