Scotch Pine

Turpentine, the largest produced oil in the United States, is extracted from lumber byproducts of the pine tree...

Pinus sylvestris

Note: Middle / Base - 60/61

Parts Used: pine needles from evergreen tree

Source: dry distillation of the needles of the evergreen tree native to Scotland and Norway. Most of the oil is produced in the eastern USA from cultivated trees. Some essential oils are extracted from the wood grown in Austria.

Description and Odor Effect: a colorless to pale yellow liquid with dry-balsamic, turpentine-like aroma. Its odor effect is cooling, mentally stimulating, yet also comforting to the emotions.

Nature: uplifting, stimulating, purifying

Blends well with: cedarwood, eucalyptus, juniper, lavender, rosemary, sage, tea tree, frankincense, bergamot, marjoram, sage, lemon, niaouli

Physical Uses: Pine has very powerful antiseptic properties and can be used in the treatment of scabies, headlice, cuts and abrasions, colds, asthma, bronchitis, coughs, sinusitis, sore throats and chest infections. It promotes circulation and is helpful for arthritis, gout, urinary infections, cystitis, and excessive perspiration. As a muscle relaxant, use pine to ease aches and pains, including rheumatic pain.

Mental and Emotional Uses: The stimulating, refreshing and uplifting properties of pine make it helpful for neuralgia, fatigue, nervous exhaustion and stress-related conditions. It has a balancing effect on emotions; pine is powerfully protective and energizing.

Caution: Use in low concentrations and avoid using on people with sensitive skin.

Therapeutic Properties: analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, antineuralgic, antiphlogistic, antirheumatic, antiscorbutic, antiseptic (strong), antispasmodic, antitussive, antiviral, balsamic, cholagogue, choleretic, decongestant, deodorant, depurative (kidneys), disinfectant, diuretic, expectorant, hypertensor, insecticide, laxative, pectoral, refreshing, restorative, reviving, rubefacient, stimulant (circulatory and nervous systems; adrenal glands), sudorific, tonic, vermifuge, vulnerary

Applications: inhalations, bath, vaporise

Keyword: Invigorating

Pine Magic: Cones from pine trees are carried to increase fertility and to have vigorous old age. Pine needles are burned to reverse and send back spells. Used for cleansing the ethers and to attract money.

Scots Pine Harmony

Add these essential oils to 20 ml / 4 teaspoons carrier oil

To ease overworked muscles:

  • 2 drops Scots Pine
  • 4 drops Spike Lavender
  • 4 drops Ginger
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Home Essentials

  • One drop of lemon essential oil on a soft cloth will polish copper with gentle buffing.
  • When washing out the fridge, freezer or oven, add 1 drop of bergamont, grapefruit, lemon, lime, orange or mandarin essential oil to the final rinse water.
  • Essential oils of Atlas cedarwood, cypress, frankincense, myrrh and vetiver all make wonderful firewood oils. Drop approximately 2-3 drops of oil or blend of your choice on a dried log and allow time for the oil to soak in before putting the log on the fire.
  • Flies and moths dislike lavender oil. Sprinkle it on the outside of your window frames.

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Body Essentials

  • Overindulge last night? Essential oils of carrot seed, cedarwood, fennel, grapefruit, juniper berry, lavender and lemon help soften the effects of a hangover. Make your own blend from these oils and use a total of 6-8 drops in a bath.
  • 6 – 8 drops of eucalyptus oil in the bath cools the body in summer and protects it in winter.
  • Add 1 drop geranium oil to your facial moisturizer to bring out a radiant glow in your skin.
  • Place 1 or 2 drops of rosemary on your hair brush before brushing to promote growth and thickness.

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Creating a Balanced Blend

For a balanced massage blend, combine the essential oil drops in these proportions of essential oil "notes":

  • 3 drops Base Note
  • 7 drops Middle Note
  • 5 drops Top Note

For a total of 15 drops of essential oils per 30ml (1 oz) of carrier oil.


Top notes are the first impression of the blend; short-lived, yet brilliant. Top notes are sharp, penetrating, first to evaporate, extreme, and either hot or cold. Top notes provide the "ahhhh" in a blend.


Middle notes give body to blends - the developing phase with breadth and variety. Middle notes are warm, round, soft and mellow. Middle notes often provide the bulk, 50% to 80%, of the blend.


Base Notes are the final, lasting message of the blend; they deepen your blend and draw it into the skin, giving it roots and permanence. Base notes are deep, intense, rich and sensual. Base notes should be used sparingly, about 5%, so as not to overpower the blend.


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