Pine, Red Essential Oil
Prestigious Red Pine essential oil is distilled in the pristine Boreal forests of Canada. Pines embody a strong will to live and its essence exudes a fresh, richly resinous aura that imbues the inhaler with strength, clarity and the will to expand. Anoint this oil to encourage courage, perseverance and confidence. Forest bathe at home as the welcoming wisdom of revitalizing red pine wafts through the air loving lungs, bolstering breathing, clarifying the mind and stimulating the senses.
Botanical Name: Pinus resinosa
Botanical Family: Pinaceae
Extraction Method: Steam-distilled
Part of Plant Distilled: Needles
Country of Origin: Canada
Cultivation Method: Organic and Wild-crafted
Scent Description: freshly balsamic, richly resinous, pungently woody
Blends Well with: Bergamot, juniper, cypress, lavender, frankincense, hyssop, myrtle, tea tree, fragonia, palmarosa, rosewood, sandalwood, thyme, oregano, spruce, Douglas fir, eucalyptus, palo santo, orange, lemon, ravensara, peppermint, angelica and marjoram.
Uses: This tonifying essence is a blessing to freshen the air of convalescence, an aide to encourage confidence and a crisp clarifier for the mind and emotions. Use droplets in the diffuser, salt pipe and bath. Combine in colognes for a brisk boost of fresh resinous notes. Effective as a repellant. Mix into illuminating medleys for chest balms, muscle massage oils and skin soothers.
Majestic pine offers many gifts and has been used in many ways throughout history. Pine resin was part of the Egyptian mummification process. Pine kernels were also baked into breads by the Egyptians. Pine needles were made into bedding by North American Indians and in the Swiss Alps for tension. Pine needles have been burned as incense and made into a beer to prevent scurvy. Pine sawdust has been used as a general panacea poultice. Red pine is rich in magnificent monoterpenes, especially alpha and beta pinenes, with their affinity to the lungs, kidneys, endocrine and adrenal cortex. Energetically the essence is drying, revitalizing, detoxifying and strengthening.
Pine needle distillations are known for their fresh fragrance that disinfects and decongests the air. In Aromatherapeutic applications pine a popular choice for balancing breathing, reviving wellbeing and mental clarity, and in massage for maintaining muscles.
“Monoterpene hydrocarbons were the first aromatic compounds to appear on a global scale. As these compounds developed in such abundance, the organisms containing them must have enjoyed distinct competitive advantages. These compounds represented an antiviral defense mechanism, which was critical for survival… We now know that monoterpene hydrocarbons interact with receptor systems, which originally developed in a hydrophilic environment, geared towards peptides, Botanical chemical engineering brilliantly overcame two obstacles: communication with the receptors of other organisms, and doing so with substances adapted to the stationary nature of plants by volatile substances that could travel through air: terpenes.” Kurt Schnaubelt, Medical Aromatherapy
“The pines watch humanity come and go, while they live on. Among them, below them, we inhale their powerful fragrance, which shoots through our spirit and ends in an inner explosion of understanding. In doing so we are brought within the large embrace of nature and can inhale its presence, acceptance and wisdom.” Valerie Ann Worwood, Aromatherapy for the Soul
“An inexpensive oil for use in a diffuser, pine oil has strong tonic effect... The high monoterpene hydrocarbon content is characteristic of needle oils. Sesquiterpenes hydrocarbons and sesquiterpene alcohols round off its effects.” Kurt Schnaubelt, Advanced Aromatherapy
“Pine is considered an excellent inhalant (especially mixed with lavender and/or eucalyptus) ….” Peter and Kate Damian, Aromatherapy: Scent and Psyche