Aroma:Woody, turpentine like, sweet-resinous, fresh, pine like, distinct evergreen aroma.
Latin Name:Pinus grandis
Country of Origin:Finland
Cultivation Method:Conventionally Grown
Extraction Method:Steam Distilled
Color:Colorless to pale yellow
Aromatherapy Properties:Refreshing, invigorating, stimulating. Strengthening, Very popular in an Aromatherapy bath to revive tired muscles.
Suggested Use:Add a few drops to a diffuser; this is great to wake up and feel energized. Frequently used in room sprays, detergents, cough and cold preparations. To make your own room spray, combine 2 oz. of distilled water with about 10 drops of Essential Oil in one of Aromaland's fresh pack misters, shake well, and spray liberally.
Adding just 6 drops to a warm bath brings welcome stimulation to sore, stiff and overworked muscles. In order to prevent the oils from floating on the surface, blend the Essential Oil with some Half & Half, honey, vinegar or Aromaland's Coconut Emulsifier before adding it to the water.
Pine Essential Oils are among the few Essential Oils with a limited shelf life. Keep your pine oil away from heat and direct sunlight and in tightly closed containers; your fridge would be great! Try using them within 6 months of purchase. Older oils may not be appropriate for medicinal or skin care purposes, but may still be okay in a diffuser blend.
History:Pine Needle oil has a long history of use in the sauna, steam bath, and as an additive to baths and massage products targeting sore muscles and strengthening the system. Nicely energizing.
Specific Safety Information:Apply to skin only in strong dilution, possible skin irritant. Pine and Spruce are GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) approved by the FDA as food flavor.