Enjoy this powerful essential oil in your diffuser to fill your home with the fresh scent of Christmastime. That clean scent makes this oil a firm favourite in homemade cleaning solutions, and it has plenty of medicinal uses too.
Pine needle essential oil uses
More than just a festive fragrance, pine needle essential oil has plenty of uses around the home and as a natural healer. Since it’s thought to have antimicrobial properties (similar to those of tea tree oil) many aromatherapists use pine needle oil to treat minor skin problems.
It’s also claimed that pine needle essential oil has anti-inflammatory properties, and so it’s often added to homemade blends to help relieve muscular aches and pains. Check with your doctor before using pine needle oil as a natural remedy.
Pine needle essential oil benefits
Pine needle essential oil also has its own benefits for our spiritual sides. Inhaling this comforting scent can help to reduce feelings of stress and calm anxiety. If you’re experiencing a period of feeling mentally drained, add a few drops of this oil to your evening bath and let its fresh fragrance soothe your nervous system.
Many aromatherapists turn to pine needle oil to help boost their productivity, so it’s a great one to use for a massage blend if you need to find more energy.
Pine needle essential oil facts
|Botanical name||Pinus sylvestris|
|Plant part||Needles and twigs|
|Extraction method||Steam distilled|
|Colour||Colourless to pale yellow|
|Strength of aroma||Strong|
|Aromatic scent||A forest like aroma which is sweet, crisp and fresh. It is warmer smelling and more resinous than regular pine oil, with a lower content of turpentines|