Pine Needle Essential Oil (Scotch)
Description: Scotch Pine Needle Essential Oil (Pinus sylvestris) stimulates, refreshes and cleanses. With a strong, fresh, resinous aroma Scotch Pine Essential Oil has a powerful antiseptic quality and is widely used. It has a deodorant effect and is often used in commercial preparations. Scotch Pine Oil is effective for muscle pain, colds, coughs and sinus problems.
Uses: Scotch Pine Needle Essential Oil is most useful to relieve mental, physical and sexual fatigue, while having a cleansing and invigorating effect on an area and is great for vapor therapy in a sick room as it promotes healing. Pine Essential Oil can be used for cuts and sores, scabies and lice and for excessive perspiration, while its warming properties help with rheumatism, arthritis, gout, muscular aches and pains and it can stimulate circulation. Pine oil can help in cases of bronchitis, asthma, catarrh, coughs, laryngitis, colds and flu and it eases breathlessness and sinusitis.
As a general kidney cleanser, pine oil is effective with cystitis, prostate problems and urinary infections and can also help with nervous exhaustion, neuralgia and mental fatigue and it can be useful in the treatment of the respiratory tract, for muscular aches and pains, and as a urinary cleanser.
Precautions: Although Scotch Pine Needle Essential Oil is considered non-toxic and non-irritant in low dosage it should still be used with care on the skin, since it can cause irritation in high dosage and may sensitize the skin as well. Dilute and use with care as Pine oil may otherwise cause skin irritation. Although pine oil can cause allergic reactions, it is very useful to relieve mental, physical and sexual fatigue, while having a cleansing and clearing effect on a room. Even though Pine Needle Oil can be used in cystitis, hepatitis and prostate problems, as well as to improve circulation and to relieve rheumatism, gout, sciatica and arthritis, it should be done so with care due to the sensitizing nature of this oil.
- Do not take essential oils internally.
- Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
- Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution, refer to an aromatherapy text).
- The information on this website is not intended to be used in the diagnosis, treatment or mitigation of any physical or mental illness. Essential oils are not drugs and are not appropriate for treatment of illnesses.
- Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting an appropriately trained healthcare practitioner.
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