Scotch Pine Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Pinus Sylvestris
Composition of Oil: a-Pinene, B-Pinene, Delta-3-Carene, B-Phellandrene, Delta-Cadinene, Camphene
Plant Part: Needles
Scent: Fresh, Woody, Earthy, and Balsamic
Color: Clear - Pale Yellow
Perfumery Note: Top
Initial Aroma Strength: Medium
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Historical Background of Scotch Pine Essential Oil
Scotch Pine essential oil or sometimes referred to only as "Pine essential oil." It is an oil extracted from the needles of an ancient tree, "Pine," which is known as Pinus Sylvestris in botanical terms. Ancient Greece and Rome have been the primary producers of the tree and its essential oil for centuries.
We obtain Scotch Pine essential oil by steam distilling the needles of the tree. The oil has a clear to pale yellow color and an aromatic profile of woody, earthy, fresh, and balsamic odor.
Ancient Uses of Scotch Pine Essential Oil
For centuries, Scotch Pine essential oil has been used as a traditional herbal medicine for various health issues. From relieving colds, coughs, and flue to lowering muscular pain and fatigue, the essential oil has provided many rejuvenating benefits to people. The oil was also used for cleaning purposes, for which we today use hand washes and sanitizers. Moreover, Scotch Pine essential oil was well-regarded as a natural insecticide and pesticide by our ancestors. Above all, the oil has a history of uses as an effective herbicide whose primary purpose was to protect plants' quality and originality.
Modern Uses of Scotch Pine Essential Oil
Today, many people are taking advantage of therapeutic and medicinal properties of Scotch Pine essential oil. Latest clinical studies have shown that the oil has a unique chemical composition, which makes it the choice of millions of people worldwide. Some of the chemical components are described below.
- a-Pinene and B-Pinene – Because of these two chief chemical constituents of the oil, people use it to reduce anxiety and stress. These two components also work on nervous system, allowing our brains to stay attentive, alert, and concentrated.
- Delta-3-Carene – It is the magic of Delta-3-Carene that people who use the oil have comparatively stronger bones and stay away from the risks of bone diseases and injuries.
Best Blending Partners
Mixing other essential oils with Scotch Pine essential oil can leave you with more than expected benefits. These oils include Bergamot, Cedarwood, Citronella, Lemon, Clary Sage, Coriander, Peppermint, Cypress, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Ravensara, Grapefruit, Lavender, Marjoram, Myrrh, Neroli, Sandalwood, Rosemary, Spikenard, and Thyme essential oils.
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Caution: Beware of excessive use as it may lead to nausea and headaches. For topical use, always dilute the oil with a carrier oil. We do not suggest the internal use of any essential oils. Keep it out of children’s reach. It is not recommended for a pregnant woman without a proper prescription by a specialist.