Despite being national tree of Scotland, Pinus Sylvestris is popular specie of pine. The evergreen coniferous tree is an origination of Eurasia, Western Europe and Hungary. It extends to the height of 35 meters and lives long life up to 200 years. There is a thick layer of bark and bear shoots of slight brown color.
Overview of Pine Needle Essential Oil:
There are numerous health benefits of Pine tree and so its needles. Pine Needle essential oil is prepared from steam distillation method of pine needles. The oil is just not restricted for medicinal purposes; it has skin care benefits and culinary uses as well. It can range from colorless to light yellow in color.
Benefits of Pine Needle Essential Oil:
• Pine Needle essential oil has analgesic agent and hence makes it ideal to be used in any severe pain. Adding 2 or 3 drops in bathing water provides heavenly relief.
• Constituted with anti-inflammatory properties, the oil is very effective during chronic pain, radical damage, swelling, joint pain and arthritis.
• It is common to suffer from mood swings during pregnancy or menstruation. When used Pine needle essential oil as diffuser, room freshener or in aromatic candles, it can alleviate cramp pain and uplift mood.
• Using Pine needle essential oil can provide relief to sore throat, cough, viral and many other respiratory issues.
Blends well with:
Pine needles essential oil goes well with Cedarwood oil, Balsam fir needle oil, Juniper berry oil and Rosemary oil.
Although, there are no such side effects of using Pine needle essential oil. However, using it in excessive amount might lead to allergic reactions. Also, pregnant and lactating women should consult to a doctor before taking it in use.
Botanical Name : Pinus Sylvestris
CAS# : 8021-29-2
Color & Odor : Colorless to light yellow with Campherous and sweet top notes with woody balsamic undertones
F.E.M.A. # : N/A
Methods of Extraction : Steam Distillation
Constituents : a-pinene and d-3-carene
Solubility : Insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and oils
Specific Gravity : 0.855 @ 72°F
Flash Point : 75 °F
Optical Rotation : -23
Major Constituents : a-pinene and d-3-carene