White Pine Essential Oil ~ Pinus Strobus

Posted by Candice Covington on

This is an excellent essential oil to diffuse, not only for the heavenly fragrance and physical benefits but for the energetic ones as well.  You may try 3 drops of white pine in 1 tablespoon of fatty base oil like grape seed, coconut, or almond oil, in a warm bath with a handful or two of salt (sea or epson). Try 25 - 50 drops in 1 oz of base oil and rub on sore muscles and joints. 30 drops in 10 ml base oil to help heal open sores and wounds. I am always bashing about outdoors and my legs look I am just learning how to roller skate! I use this essential oil often to help make sure I do not get infected and help accelerate  healing. For a topical cleaning mixture for surfaces try, 1 teaspoon of white pine essential oil, 1 tablespoon of rubbing alcohol (or alcohol of choice) and water in a 4 oz spray bottle. It will separate, shake to mix before each use. No guarantee this will help (it is worth a shot) add a few drops to your cloth face coving before venturing out into public.  

Element: Air, with seed of fire

Stimulates: Fourth and third chakras  

Key Vibrations: Self-love, self-forgiveness, trust  

Energetic Gifts:

Pine is a key essential oil for restoration of the heart when your emotions have hardened. This loving oil releases you from old wounds, letting you move forward without the baggage of the past, brining the ability to experience your emotions in real time versus playing out echoes from the past. This shift allows your emotional body to be nourished and replenished, bringing growth, inner peace, a strong sense of well-being, and the ability to engage in loving relationships.  

Physical Gifts:

Anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, cicatrizing (to heal by scar formation), revitalizes the mind, antitussive (to prevent or relieve a cough), supports healthy lung function, opens nasal passages, good for aches and pains - muscle and joint. Can support therapeutic sweating if used in a bath. 


Within the characteristic pine scent, this exquisite high altitude oil, has distinctly piercing piney green notes, with up lifting woodsy notes, and slight lemon and resin dry out.  


EXTRACTION METHOD ~  Steam Distilled Essential Oil

ORIGIN ~ Quebec, Canada  


MAIN COMPONETS  ~ Monoterpenes: Alpha-pinene (10 % to 30 %), beta-pinene (10 % to 30 %), delta-3-carene (7 % to 13 %), myrcene (3 % to 7 %), camphene (1 % to 5 %).


Candice Covington is the author of Essential Oils in Spiritual Practice and graduate of American College of Health Sciences in Aromatherapy. 


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