Pine Sylvestre Essential Oil
Forest Pine, Scotch Pine, Norway Pine.
- Pine Sylvestre Essential Oil is the finest of all pines. Supporting the ascending Prana Vata and Udana Vata aspects of breathing, it enlivens many aspects of the nervous system, creating clarity, wakefulness and peace.
Farming Method Wildcrafted Country of Origin Hungary Plant Part Needle Scientific Name Pinus sylvestris Application Method Bath, Compress, Diffusion, Inhalation, Topical
Pine Sylvestre Essential Oil is a wonderfully refreshing surprise. The aroma is strong, resinous and balsamic. It is known to have excellent expectorant and antiseptic properties, making it useful in supporting pulmonary concerns. It is considered one of the best oils to clear excess phlegm from the lungs and can be used for sinus and bronchial congestion, coughs and asthma. Pine Oil can be used for sores, cuts, lice, scabies and excessive perspiration, as well as arthritis, rheumatism, gout and muscular aches and pains.
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.
Use in high dilution.
The ancient Egyptians used 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
Pine sylvestre is a tall evergreen tree growing up to 120 feet high. It has a flat crown, a reddish-brown, deeply fissured bark and long, stiff needles growing in pairs. The needles are longer on the young trees and shorter on the older. The essential oil can withstand temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees F. It ialshorter on the old oneis used in the fragrance industry for its forest-like aroma, and it is a useful addition to any cleaning solution.
Where it Grows
It is native to Eurasia and cultivated in the eastern USA, Europe, Russia, the Baltic States and Scandinavia, especially Finland.
Scent: Strong, dry, balsamic, turpentine-like.
Blends With: Fir Balsam, Spruce, Ginger, Wintergreen.
Fragrance Note: Top to middle.
Composition: Pinenes, carene, dipentene, limonene, terpinenes, myrcene, ocimene, camphene, sabinene.