Plant Family: Abietaceae (Pinaceae).
Country of Origin: Siberia
Method of Extraction: The oil is steam distilled from the needles, young twigs and cones.
Main Theraputic Properties: Antibacterial, Anticatarrhal, Antirheumatic, Decongestant, Neurotonic.
Contraindications: Non toxic and non irritant in prescribed doses.
Did you know: Scotch Pine is said to be the only Pine which survived the Ice Ages; it can survive at – 40C.
Oil Appearance: Clear.
Chakra: Heart & Brow.
Chinese Element: Metal.
Pinus Sylvestris is known as Scotch Pine in the UK, and as Norway Pine in Scandinavia, it grows all over Europe.
The oil is extensively used for disinfectants, room sprays and other household products. Absolute Aromas has selected a fine oil from Siberia, the major producer of pinus sylvestris.
Add 1 drop each of Pine, Eucalyptus and Lavender to a bowl of boiling water, (allow to cool for a minute once boiled). Lean over the bowl, with a towel covering your head and shoulders and inhale the vapours for a couple of minutes.
A few drops of Pine and Mandarin in an oil burner will enhance the Christmas atmosphere of any room during the festive season.
The fresh, resinous aroma of this oil makes it a very good choice for steam inhalations during the cold winter months.