Healing with Pine Oil
Harness the magic of pine oil to maximise the cleanliness of your home and to protect you from infection and disease. Pine oil is an effective natural weapon against infection and disease. Its penetrating, woody odour is associated with cleanliness. In Scandinavian countries, pine has been sued for centuries in saunas and its needled burnt to clean and deodorise rooms. Blended with lavender and lemon in a room vaporiser, pine is invigorating, promoting feelings of strength and energy.
The great healer – Pine oil’s antiseptic and deodorising qualities are highly valued; it’s an antidote for viral infections, catarrh, pneumonia and sinusitis. It is cooling to feverish conditions, but warming when shivery. It combines well with other antiseptic oils, especially cypress, cedar wood and eucalyptus. Pine’s germicidal action makes it a valuable first aid cleanser. In a rub or poultice, it stimulates circulation and relieves muscular aches and pains.
Pine oil not only adds a clean aroma to your oil blends, it is protective too.
Active Ingredients of Pine Oil
- Monoterpenes – These make up 60% of pine oil, consisting mostly of limonene and pinene with small amounts of camphene, phellandrene and mycrene. These give pine its antiseptic and antiviral properties.
- Esters – Pine contains small quantities of esters – bornyl acetate and terpinyl acetate. These contribute to its fresh odour and anti fungal activity.
- Cineole – This oxide has potent expectorants and decongestants properties and gives the oil its noticeably medicinal, camphor’s scent.
Pine owes its cleansing action to monoterpenes, esters and cineole. Use pine to keep your home safe from germs and smelling clean.