Pine Oil


The scent of Pine Essential Oil is known for having a clarifying, uplifting, and invigorating effect.

Used in aromatherapy applications, Pine Essential Oil positively impacts the mood by clearing the mind of stresses, energizing the body to help eliminate fatigue, enhancing concentration, and promoting a positive outlook.

Used topically, Pine Essential Oil is reputed to soothe itchiness, inflammation, and dryness, control excessive perspiration, prevent fungal infections, protect minor abrasions from developing infections, slow the appearance of signs of aging, and enhance circulation.

When applied to the hair, Pine Essential Oil is reputed to cleanse, enhance the hair’s natural smoothness and shine, contribute moisture, and protect against dandruff as well as lice.

Used medicinally, Pine Essential Oil is reputed to support immune function, clear the respiratory tract, address symptoms of colds, coughs, sinusitis, asthma, and the flu, and facilitate the healing of infections.

Used in massage applications, Pine Essential Oil is known to soothe inflammation, soreness, aches, pain, and gout; to stimulate and enhance circulation; to facilitate the healing of scratches, cuts, wounds, and burns; to promote the regeneration of new skin; to reduce pain; to relieve muscle fatigue; to promote the body’s detoxification; to maintain the health and function of the urinary tract and the kidneys; and to regulate body weight.

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Pine oil uses and benefits

Due to its aroma, pine essential oil is notable for its uplifting yet clearing scent. Because of this, pine essential oil can work as a room scent in a diffuser as well as in cleaning solutions.

The internet is full of anecdotes and articles that claim pine essential oil can offer more health benefits than just a nice scent. However, most of these claims lack clinical evidence.

Air fresheners and aromatherapy

Pine oil extracts are often used in air fresheners for homes, offices, and vehicles. Essential oils, on the other hand, may be used in aromatherapy to create an uplifting and invigorating atmosphere — not just a nice scent.

Inhaling oils like pine may also have clearing effects in the case of illnesses like the common cold.

Skin antimicrobial

Some proponents claim that pine essential oil may be used topically (applied to the skin) as an antimicrobial, similar to tea tree oil. In theory, the oil could be used for minor skin infections and burns.

However, research indicates that pine oil doesn’t have much antimicrobial activity. Talk to a doctor before using pine oil for this purpose.

Reduced inflammation

Pine essential oil is also touted as having anti-inflammatory effects.

In theory, such effects could do two things:

However, more research is needed on this front.

Other essential oils have in fact been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. These include:

Side effects of pine oil

When used in aromatherapy, essential oils can have effects on those who inhale them.

However, some essential oils are toxic to pets or dangerous for pregnant women and children. It’s also possible to have skin reactions to these oils, including pine essential oil.

Possible side effects include:

  • redness
  • hives
  • itchiness
  • dry skin
  • swelling
  • peeling skin

If you are allergic to pine trees, don’t use pine oil. While not considered common, some people are allergic to pine pollen. You might be allergic to pine essential oil if you develop allergy-like symptoms, such as sneezing or skin rashes.

How to use pine essential oil

Pine essential oil can be used in a number of different ways, including inhalation and topical variations. Talk to a doctor about the following methods.

Use a diffuser

Diffusing is one of the most popular ways to use essential oils.

You can make a quick, safe room scent by putting a few drops of pine essential oil into a diffuser filled with water. Once the device is turned on, the diffuser then releases cool steam.

You can purchase a diffuser online.

Inhale it

If you don’t have a diffuser on hand, you may still reap the aromatic benefits of pine essential oil through inhalation.

Simply pour a couple of drops on a tissue, and hold the tissue in front of your face while you inhale deeply through your nose.

You can also try holding the bottle of essential oil underneath your nose.

Apply it topically


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