Sought after by aromatherapists for its many properties, this resinous, crisply scented essential oil is steam distilled from the needles of pinus sylvestris. This species is not so widely grown, though, hence its higher price tag. The oil has a lower concentration of turpentines than regular pine oil, making it more palatable to many.
Pine sylvestra oil is commonly used in household cleaning products, air fresheners and massage oil blends. Sharing many characteristics and benefits with eucalyptus oil, pine sylvestra essential oil can be used as an alternative. In fact, a great way to increase the intensity of pine oil is to combine it with eucalyptus or citrus oils.
|Botanical name||Pinus sylvestris|
|Colour||Clear to pale yellow|
|Plant part||Needles and twigs|
|Extraction method||Steam distilled|
|Strength of aroma||Strong|
|Aromatic scent||Pine Sylvestra essential oil has a sweet, fresh, crisp forest like aroma. It is resinous and more warm smelling than regular pine oil, with a lower level of turpentines.|
|Blends well with||Pine Sylvestra essential oil blends well with Rosemary, Citronella, Myrrh, Clary Sage, Cypress, Coriander, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Lavender, Spikenard, Frankincense and Tea Tree oil.|