Pine (Scotch) Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Pinus sylvestris

A top note with a strong aroma, Pine Essential Oil has a woody, evergreen scent similar to natural turpentine.


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Pine (Scotch) Essential Oil

Main Constituents:

Originally from around the Mediterranean basin, this evergreen pine tree can grow up to 25 – 30 feet. Its bark is reddish-brown and deeply fissured, and its needle-like leaves grow in pairs and pear-shaped cones.

Plant Part Used: Needles and Twigs
Country of Origin: Hungary

Processing Method: Steam Distilled

Pine (Scotch) essential oil traces back thousands of years, with pine trees revered for their medicinal and aromatic properties in various cultures worldwide. Ancient civilizations, including the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans, recognized the therapeutic benefits of pine oil extracted from pine trees’ needles, twigs, and cones.

Traditional medicine practitioners actively utilized pine oil for its antimicrobial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties, frequently applying it topically to address wounds, infections, and respiratory ailments. Furthermore, they actively valued pine (scotch) essential oil for its uplifting aroma and incorporated it into religious ceremonies and rituals as a natural perfume.

During the Middle Ages, pine (scotch) essential oil remained a staple in herbal medicine, particularly in Europe, where it alleviated symptoms of colds, coughs, and rheumatic conditions. The distillation process to extract pine (scotch) essential oil became more refined over time, increasing availability and utilization.

In the 19th century, pine (scotch) essential oil gained recognition in aromatherapy, and its therapeutic benefits became more widely studied and documented. Due to its fresh, piney scent and antimicrobial properties, it was also used to manufacture soaps, perfumes, and household cleaners.

Pine (Scotch) essential oil remains popular in aromatherapy and natural health practices. People cherish its ability to promote respiratory health, relieve stress, and purify the air. As ongoing research and interest in natural remedies persist, pine essential oil continues to hold value for its rich history and versatile applications in holistic wellness.

Pine (Scotch) essential oil’s Benefits/Suggested Uses:

  • This essential oil’s expectorant properties aid in relieving symptoms of respiratory conditions like coughs, colds, congestion, and bronchitis by clearing airways.
  • Topically applied as a massage oil, it possesses analgesic properties that may help alleviate muscle aches, soreness, and tension.
  • It is often used in skincare products for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. This may help treat acne, eczema, and psoriasis and promote wound healing.
  • When diffused or inhaled through aromatherapy, this essential oil’s stimulating properties may help alleviate fatigue, improve mental clarity, and increase alertness.
  • It may help alleviate symptoms of arthritis and joint pain due to its anti-inflammatory properties when applied topically.

Blends With:

Clary Sage, Coriander, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Lavender, Myrrh, Rosemary, Spikenard, Tea Tree

Other Harmony Naturals’ Products featuring Pine Essential Oil:
Essential Oil Blend: Nose-tradamus and Nose-tradamus Roller

Dilute well before use. This product is for external use only. It may cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended before use. Contact with the eyes should be avoided.

Additional information


1/2 oz Single Note Essential Oil


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