Pine Scotch - 100% Pure Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Pinus Sylvestris
Region or Country of origin: Hungary
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Needles & Twigs
Aroma: Woody, evergreen, natural turpentine
Color and Consistency: Thin, clear to pale yellow.
Description: Scotch Pine trees (Pinaceae family) are a native to Northern Europe. They have reddish-orange to brown bark, and thin pointed needles. The needles contain the pine oil produced by steam distillation. The pine cones from this tree are a common home decoration.
History: The tree is native to Europe and was transplanted to the U.S. in the 1600’s. Some northern states consider it to be an invasive species although it is a staple in the Christmas tree industry.
Native Americans made tea from the needles, and the vitamin C prevented scurvy. They added it to their sleeping areas to repel lice and fleas. For centuries, pine oil, sap, and needles have been used as a medicine for many ailments both internal and external.
Safety: Pine oil is non-toxic and non-irritating. However, it could irritate mucous membranes or cause an allergic reaction. Test it first and use sparingly. Do not take pine essential oil internally.
Shelf Life: Up to two (2) years
Blends Well With: Citronella, Clary Sage, Coriander, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Juniper, Lavender, Myrrh, Rosemary, Spikenard and Tea Tree
Pine Scotch essential oil has a long history of medicinal use. It was even used by Hippocrates, the “father” of modern medicine, around 350 BC. The beneficial organic compounds are extracted from the long green pine needles by steam distillation. The needles are the most important part of the tree.
The potent woody aroma is known for its cleansing ability. The intense pine aroma reminds you of a thick pine forest after a cold rain.
Uses for the pine scotch essential oil vary from natural health to cleaning around the home. Here are several benefits:
1. Natural Pain Reliever for Burns
Pine scotch oil helps stimulate blood circulation in the skin. It is used to help heal burns and other wounds faster. It is also a mild pain reliever. Medical College of Georgia scientists provided anecdotal evidence that pine oil heals burns quicker and reduces scarring.
2. Pine Essential Oil is Anti-inflammatory
Topical lotions and creams containing pine scotch oil offer natural analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. You can avoid using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) by substituting the pine oil infused creams for pain relief.
It can relieve chronic joint pain from arthritis. You can also use it by adding a few drops to a warm bath or in massage oil to relieve aching muscles.
3. Pine Oil Offers Headache Relief
Headaches can be triggered by pollutants. Diffusing pine scotch oil helps clear the air of toxins. Add a few drops as part of a natural cleaning solution to remove environmental contaminants in your home. This can reduce a headache and migraine triggers.
Pine scotch essential oil works for relieving stress and boosting your mood which can further work to reduce headaches.
For direct pain relief, try rubbing diluted pine oil (using a carrier oil like jojoba or coconut oil) directly onto your chest and temples. Take a bottle with you to inhale whenever you feel a headache coming on.
4. Pine Essential Oil Boosts Energy and Mood
To keep alert for a long day at work or drive, diffuse a little pine oil to perk you up. It has a way of refreshing you and opening sinuses to allow more oxygen into the lungs. It helps release endorphins that revitalize, re-energize, enhance your memory and boost self-confidence.
Pine oil helps alleviate symptoms of mild depression, elevating your mood and senses.
5. Pine Scotch Essential Oil Is a Natural Decongestant
Because pine scotch essential oil opens sinuses, it is a natural decongestant and expectorant. Inhaling pine oil from a diffuser helps loosen phlegm to help you breathe and get over colds faster.
This essential oil can offer relief from a sore throat, too.
A good remedy for chest colds is to mix pine scotch oil with both eucalyptus essential oil and coconut oil, then rub it into your chest, neck and upper back to help open nasal passages.
6. Use Pine Oil to Treat Acne & Other Skin Conditions
Pine essential oil is known for its healing power for skin conditions. Some dermatologists prescribe pine scotch oil to relieve and heal, skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema, warts, boils, athlete’s foot and dry, itchy skin.
The oil’s antioxidant properties help fight free radicals, reducing their aging effects on the skin. Destroying free radicals slows the aging process and can fade the appearance of wrinkles, sagging and other signs of premature aging.
7. Freshen Your Home With Pine Oil
As a natural deodorizer, pine oil eliminates odor-causing germs and other contamination. It can even kill airborne pathogens like influenza and common cold viruses when you spray or use in a diffuser.
By adding a few drops of pine oil into your diffuser, you can deodorize any room. Try blending pine scotch oil with neroli and cedarwood essential oils for a unique deodorizing and aromatic effect.
You can make an odor neutralizer spray by adding 10 drops of pine scotch oil to a spray bottle filled with water. Then spritz around your home or seats in your vehicle.
Another odor-killing option is to saturate a few cotton balls with the oil mixture. Place them in indiscrete locations in bathrooms or any other stinky places like shoe closets. The oil freshens the air.
8. Amplifies the Benefits of Massage
Getting a massage with essential pine oil enhances the relaxing effects of this therapy. It helps to alleviate mental stress while boosting your mood and energy level.
Pine oil can significantly reduce or eliminate anxiety and nervous tension if used on a regular basis.
Frequent use of pine scotch essential oil can improve concentration and memory.
9. Use Pine Scotch Essential Oil to Cleanse Your Carpets
You already know that pine scotch essential oil is one of the best natural deodorizers for your home, but did you know that it also works wonders for cleaning carpets and removing stubborn odors? Pine is an extremely effective deodorizer.
Start by mixing about 20 drops of the oil into a 2-litres of water. Mix well, then scrub it into any stains and smelly areas. You can use a carpet cleaning machine to steam it into your carpets, or just use elbow grease to scrub it in. Pine oil is non-toxic, so there’s no need to remove it. It’s safe for kids and pets.
The odor killing power lingers for many days afterward, destroying odor-causing bacteria and other microbes. Your home will have the fresh, clean scent of pine!
10. Use It to Kill Fleas
Fleas are a real nuisance and can carry disease. Fortunately, essential pine oil is a powerful tool when it comes to eradicating fleas. It helps to dissolve the insects’ protective waxy coating which kills them. The scent of pine oil deters fleas from entering (or staying in) your home.
It’s not a new discovery. Native Americans stuffed pine needles into their sleeping areas to ward off fleas and lice.
To make an effective flea repellent, add a teaspoon of rubbing alcohol and 8-10 drops of pine oil into a spray bottle of water. Shake well and then spray anywhere these annoying bugs hide.
Another weapon against fleas is to soak your dog’s brush in a bowl of water with three drops of pine oil. Brush your dog’s coat while applying the water/pine mixture.
Do not apply the undiluted oil directly to your dog’s skin. Dilute it before brushing.
Do not use this method on cats or any other animals who clean by licking themselves. Ingesting even small amounts of pine oils can cause severe, sometimes life-threatening harm to smaller animals.
Standard Order Return and Refund Policy
Any unopened product within 30 days after the original purchase date (order date) will be applied to a full refund in the same payment method* of the purchase price (less shipping charges).
Any opened product within 30 days after the original purchase date (order date) will be applied to a credit** on your Aromatic Creation account of the purchase price (less shipping charges).
Any opened or unopened product up to 90 days after the original purchase date (order date) will be applied to a credit** on your Aromatic Creation account of the purchase price (less shipping charges and a 10% handling fee). The credit applied to an opened product will be based on the percentage of the product returned.
*Excluding cash. Cash payment will be refunded as account credits.
**For example, if you return 50% of a product, then a credit of 50% (less shipping charges) will be applied to your Aromatic Creation account. Aromatic Creation reserves the right to review each return or exchange on a case-by-case basis.