Essential Oil – Scots Pine

£4.50

10ml Bottle

5 in stock

Scots Pine Essential Oil

Plant/Part         Tree/Needles and cones

Latin Name     Pinus Sylvestris

Note                Middle

Extraction        Distillation

Aroma

A fresh forest fragrance.

Features

A large conifer, found mainly in Northern Europe. There are about 80 species of the tree but ours is distilled from the Scots variety. Has a reddish bark with needle-like grey-green leaves and orange-yellow flowers.

History

Well known to the ancient civilisations of Egypt, Greece and Arabia who recognised its strong curative properties. Has association with religious ceremonies, it was particularly useful in pulmonary infections like bronchitis, TB, pneumonia. Inhalations were the primary method of use. Indeed, it is said that people flock to areas of abundant pine since the air there is excellent for lung complaints. The North Americans used it with scurvy. A familiar ingredient of soap, valuable for its deodorising and disinfectant properties.

Mind

Good for feelings of weakness and mental fatigue. Gives a refreshing note to a tired mind.

Body

A powerful antiseptic in cases of bronchitis, laryngitis, and flu. Warming and cooling depending upon the body's needs. Helps with sinus congestion, respiratory problems and breathlessness. Effective for cystitis and gallstones. Stimulates circulation wit hits warming properties also rheumatism, gout, sciatica and arthritis, muscular pain and stiffness. Seems to relieve digestive problems. Reputed effect on male sexual problems, possibly impotence. Fleas, it is said, just cannot abide the odour of Pine.

Effect on skin

Can help with eczema and psoriasis.

Blends

Cedarwood, Citronella, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Lavender, Niaouli, Rosemary, Tea Tree.

Essential Oils to Avoid

Diabetes – Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lemon

Epilepsy – Eucalyptus, Fennel, Rosemary, Sage

High Blood Pressure – Rosemary

Pregnancy – Basil, Birch, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Cypress, Geranium, Jasmine, Juniper, Marjoram, Myrrh, Peppermint, Rosemary, Turmeric

Avoid all essential oils during the first three months of pregnancy.

Skin Sensitivity – Black pepper, Citronella, Clove, Ginger, Lemon, Lemongrass, Orange, Peppermint, Turmeric

Photosensitising Oils – Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Mandarin and Tangerine

They react to ultraviolet light making the skin more sensitive.

Avoid stimulants after using essential oils, especially alcohol, caffeine and spicy foods. An aftercare advice sheet should be available after your first treatment.

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