The essential oil of pine is very pale yellow, it has a fresh scent, land and forest. It should not be confused with pine nut oil (also in grocery stores as “pine seed oil”), which is used primarily for cooking and is derived from pine seeds.
Pine oil is extracted by steam distillation from pine leaves, generally from trees of the genus Pinus, specifically Pinus sylvestris needles.
Pine oil uses
People use this essential oil in a variety of ways. So far as we know, none of these applications have been verified or approved by the FDA. Certainly, none of our HomeGrown Herbalist products have any such approval or verification from the FDA so all of this information is strictly for entertainment only.
Here are some practical uses for pine oil, and tips on how you can use it at home:
- Used as a fragrance in soaps, creams, detergents, and many pharmaceuticals
- Repellent: to protect clothes from moths and other insects.
- Air freshener : to eliminate the smell of cigarettes and instantly refresh your home.
- Massage oil for before and after exercise: useful to prevent stiffness or calm the muscles.
How to apply pine essential oil?
The most common ways to administer pine oil are, topically, and through inhalation.
If you are going to use pine oil topically as a hydrating oil to improve skin condition or relieve muscle pain, we recommend doing a skin test first before applying large amounts. It must also be diluted with a carrier oil.
Safety and side effects
Pine oil is generally safe. Make sure to buy only high-quality, pure essential oils.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, taking any type of essential oil without the consent of a physician is discouraged.
Inadequate dosage or the use of low-quality variants can cause irritation, gastrointestinal problems, severe aspiration, and breathing difficulties.
As a precaution, do not use any essential oil to treat a medical problem without first seeking an expert medical opinion.
*These statements have not been verified by the FDA and is only referenced here as a fun fact and/or for historical commentary, is not to be used as medical advice in any way. Consult your doctor before using any herbal product.
None of these items or statements are approved by FDA. Consult your physician before using any if these products. Do not take any of these products during pregnancy without consulting your healthcare provider. This product is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease. All information here is for entertainment and educational purposes only.