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5 Surprising Uses for Pine Oil

We knew pine oil smelled nice, but had no clue it could help protect against sinus infections. All five uses of this essential oil will blow you away!

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The French perfumer and chemist, Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, is credited with the early development of “aromatherapie“ in 1937. Now, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) defines “essential oil” as a product made through distillation with either water or steam, or by the mechanical processing of citrus rinds or by dry distillation of natural materials, after which the oil is physically separated from the water.

Pine essential oil is derived from the pine tree, or Pinus Sylvestris.

Pine essential oil has many wonderful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antifungal and antibacterial properties – making it an excellent oil for use in treating health concerns and for cleaning.

Many Uses of Pine Oil

  1. Sinus Issues – Pine oil is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, and also makes a great expectorant. It’s an amazing oil for use in clearing mucus and phlegm, and protecting against sinus infections. Another great way to support healthy sinus function and breathing is with Sinus Clear. Learn more.
  2. Muscle Relaxer – The anti-inflammatory properties of pine oil make it a wonderful addition when blending essential oils to create a muscle-relaxing massage oil. Pine also adds a warm, earthy aroma to the blend.
  3. Skin Care – Because of its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, pine oil is excellent for use in skin care. It reduces free radicals, acts as an antibacterial agent and reduces inflammation and swelling from eruptions. It also works great in treating eczema and psoriasis, as well as for Athlete’s foot.
  4. Diuretic – Pine oil is a diuretic, and can be used to keep the kidneys functioning at optimal levels, detoxifying the body in the process of removing excess fluids.
  5. Mood Elevator – Pine oil is uplifting and stimulating, and acts to improve mood and reduce anxiety. Many times, anxiety and stress go hand-in-hand. If you can help reduce stress, you can also help reduce anxiety. Try relieving stress naturally with Stress Relief. It includes all natural stress calming herbs such as Valerian, hops and skullcap.

More Fun Uses!

Pine oil blends well with other oils, especially cedarwood, rosemary, sage, juniper and lavender. This oil is commonly used in men’s skin care products, but is excellent for skin care in both genders. Pine oil can be mixed with a carrier oil and applied to the chest or body. It should never be applied directly to skin as it can irritate and burn skin, as it is very potent. It can also be added to an infuser to make the house or office smell terrific. It can also be used as a household cleaner or added for its pleasant scent. Try adding some pine essential oil today!

Group, E. (2010). The health benefits of pine oil. Global Healing Center. Retrieved on 7/28/16 from http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/pine-oil/.

Health Benefits Editors. (2016). Health benefits of pine essential oil. Health Benefits.net. Retrieved on 7/28/16 from https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/essential-oils/pine-essential-oil.html.

NAHA. (2016). About aromatherapy. NAHA.org. Retrieved on 7/28/16 from http://www.naha.org/explore-aromatherapy/about-aromatherapy.

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