Scotch Pine

Pinus sylvestris
Botanical name: 
Pinus sylvestris

Green, bracing and invigorating

Please note: The information below is meant to give a brief outline of how an oil can be applied by a trained aromatherapist.
Please do not use this information as a guide for how to use essential oils at home.

Properties and applications: 
Topical Circulatory System - muscular aches and pains, stiff muscles, poor circulation
Expectorant - mucous coughs, bronchitis, catarrh
Antiseptic, Antimicrobial - bacterial, fungal and viral infections
Insect Repellent - mosquito and flea bites, head lice
Mental Stimulant - tiredness, lethargy, poor concentration, poor memory
Family: 
Pinaceae
Country of origin: 
Europe (Scots and Norway Pines), Eastern USA
Part of plant used: 
Needles
Method of extraction: 
Steam distillation
Blends with: 
resin, woody and citrus oils for a bright freshness.
Chemical character: 
Terpene type
Safety information: 
Pine has a short shelf life as it readily oxidises. Hypersensitivity - avoid damaged, diseased, delicate or children's skin.
Odour profile: 
Green, fresh and clear with warm resin notes.
Plant description: 
A tall evergreen tree up to 40 meters high, red brown bark, green needles and pointed brown cones.
Historical use: 
Used in history to treat respiratory conditions, turpentine is made from the tree's resin.

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