Pine Essential Oil, Black
- Pine Black Essential Oil: This oil supports the ascending Prana Vata quality, the subtle aspect of breathing. From there, it enlivens many aspects of the nervous system. Pine oil creates clarity, wakefulness and peace and carries the energy of dark forests and untouched nature.
Farming Method Wildcrafted Country of Origin Bulgaria Plant Part Needle Scientific Name Pinus nigra Application Method Bath, Compress, Diffusion, Inhalation, Topical
Black Pine Essential Oil has a fresh, forest-like aroma. It is known as an excellent balsamic expectorant and antiseptic. It can be useful for sinus and bronchial congestion, coughs, asthma and bronchitis. Pine Oil can be used for sores, cuts, lice, scabies and excessive perspiration, as well as arthritis, rheumatism, gout and muscular aches and pains.
Pine Oil can also be used to detoxify, being particularly useful in a steam or sauna treatment, where it enters the body through inhalation and expels toxins through perspiration. Pine Oil is restorative and can help with for nervous exhaustion, depression and feelings of hopelessness.
For Topical Application, dilute to a maximum of 2.5% if you are going to be applying it on a limited area. Dilute to a maximum of 1% if you are going to use it for a whole body massage.
Asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, colds, coughs, sinusitis, sore throat: Direct Inhalation, Steam Inhalation (except in case of asthma)
Arthritis, poor circulation, rheumatism, fluid retention, muscular aches and pains: Topical Application, Compress, Whole Body Massage, Aromatic Bath
Candida, cystitis: Sitz Bath, Hip Bath, Aromatic Bath
Infection, fever: Diffusion, Direct Inhalation, Topical Application, Whole Body Massage, Aromatic Bath
Cellulite, cuts, scabies, sores, lice: Topical Application
Exhaustion, fatigue, nervous exhaustion, stress-related conditions: Diffusion, Whole Body Massage, Aromatic Bath
Dilute according to the rules given above.
The ancient Egyptians used the pine kernels in their cooking. As a symbol of royalty, pine was associated with the Greek goddess Pitthea and the Dionysus/Bacchus mythology. Worshippers of Dionysus were believed to carry a pine-cone-topped wand as a symbol of fertility. It is believed that in the Highlands of Scotland these trees were used to mark burial places of warriors, heroes and chieftains. As an evergreen tree, the pine would also have symbolized immortality.
About the Plant
Black pine is a large coniferous evergreen tree, growing up to 60-150 feet high. The bark is grey to yellow-brown, and the leaves are thin needles. This species of pine is moderately fast growing, at about 12–28 inches per year. It usually has a rounded conic form, which becomes irregular as the tree ages; it can live over 500 years. It needs full sun to grow well and is resistant to snow and ice damage.
Where it Grows
Native to the Mediterranean region
Scent: Fresh, forest-like, light, piney, with slightly pungent undertones.
Blends With: Eucalyptus, Lavender
Fragrance Note: Middle.
Composition: Santene, tricyclene, α-pinene, α-thujone, camphene, β-pinene, myrcene, S-3-carene, p-cymene, limonene, camphor, borneol, terpinen-4-ol, α-terpineol, bornyl acetate, β-caryophyllene, α-humedene.