Pine Essential Oil
Latin name Pinus sylvestris – Family species Pinaceae
An essential oil is produced from Scottish Pine, also known as Scots Pine, Forest Pine, Norway Pine (and, incorrectly, as Scotch Pine), which is sometimes referred to as Pine Needle oil. Not to be confused with Dwarf Pine.
In Aromatherapy for Common Ailments, author Shirley Price suggests adding 2 drops each of pine and lemon essential oil to the dish water when washing dishes by hand.
Oil Selection Guide
Color – Colorless (clear) to pale yellow
Viscosity – Watery
Scent – Resinous, balsamy, woody, warm, strong, fresh, clean, dry, crisp
Perfume Aroma – Middle / top note
Oil Source Information
Plant Type – Tree
Parts Used – Needles, twigs, buds
Countries of Origin – Europe, Russia, United States (Eastern), Scandinavia, Finland, Asia
Extraction Method – Steam distillation
Known Chemical Constituents
sylvestrene, pinene, bornyl acetate, pumilone, dipentene, cadinene, carene, limonene, terpinenes, myrcene, ocimene, camphene, sabinene, cineol, citral, chamazulene
Uses of Pine Oil
Pine essential oil is used in aromatherapy. It is also commonly used in household cleaners, disinfectants, soaps, detergents, cosmetics, toiletries, and perfumes (especially masculine fragrances and colognes). Also found in pharmaceutical products, and as flavoring in commercially prepared food and drinks.
Pine oil blends well with
- clary sage
- eucalyptus citriodora
- eucalyptus dives
- eucalyptus globulus
- eucalyptus radiata
- sweet marjoram
- tea tree
Recipes and Ideas
Pine essential oil can cause irritation to sensitive skin.
* See Safety and Usage.
References and Resources
See References and Resources page.
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