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Scotch Pine Essential Oil

Scotch Pine Essential Oil

Scotch Pine Essential Oil is also known as Scots Pine Essential Oil and sometimes also just goes by the name Pine Essential Oil.

Scotch Pine Essential Oil is produced by steam distilling the needles of Pinus sylvestris, a tall coniferous tree.

Containing approximately 90% monoterpenes, Scotch Pine Essential Oil is a good respiratory and antimicrobial oil. It is well regarded for its use in household cleaning applications. Due to its high monoterpene content, it oxidizes easily. It is best to store it in the fridge to help extend its shelf life.

Scotch Pine Closeup

For emotional and spiritual applications, Scotch Pine Essential Oil is considered a cleansing and a clearing essential oil, and it can be helpful for clearing the mind of clutter and helping to clear a space of negativity prior to meditation. It is an energizing and uplifting oil that can help combat fatigue and support focus.

Aromatically, Scotch Pine Essential Oil possesses a crisp, fresh pine aroma that blends well with other conifer essential oils and oils in the wood, resin and herbaceous families. I especially love blending it with citrus essential oils when I am in need of a refreshing blend.

Botanical Name

Pinus sylvestris

Common Method of Extraction

Steam Distilled

Plant Part Typically Used

Needles

Scotch Pine Essential Oil

Color

Clear to Pale Yellow

Consistency

Medium

Perfumery Note

Top

Strength of Initial Aroma

Medium

Scotch Pine Essential Oil

Aromatic Description

Fresh, woody, earthy, balsamic.

Scotch Pine Essential Oil Uses

Rheumatism, muscular pain/injury/fatigue, gout, bronchial infection, sinus congestion, general debility, fatigue, mental and nervous exhaustion.[Valerie Ann Worwood, The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, 25th Anniversary Edition (Novato, CA: New World Library, 2016, 614.]

Colds, coughing, flu, rheumatism, sinusitis. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 61-66.]

Major Constituents

a-Pinene
B-Pinene
Delta-3-Carene
B-Phellandrene
Delta-Cadinene
Camphene
See Essential Oil Safety for more complete list of constituents.

[B.M. Lawrence, Essential Oils 1988-1991 (Wheaton: Allured Publishing, 1993), 140-143.A. Orav, T. Kalias, M. Liiv. Analysis of Terpenoic Composition of Conifer Needle oils by Steam Distillation/Extraction Gas Chromatography and Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry. (Chromatographia 43, 1996), 215-219. Sources cited in Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 398.]

Safety Information for Scotch Pine Essential Oil

Tisserand and Young do not indicate any special precautions when using Scotch Pine Essential Oil. However, they precaution to avoid use of the oil if it has oxidized. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 398-399.]

Shelf Life

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General Safety Information

Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

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