Folklore: In some cultures, pine branches were placed on coffins to signify immortality.
Historical Uses: Pine was used by the American Indians to prevent scurvy. They also stuffed mattresses with pine to repel lice and fleas. Pine was used to treat pneumonia and lung infections and was even added to baths to revitalize people suffering from mental or emotional fatigue and nervous exhaustion.
Other Possible Uses: This oil may help dilate and open the respiratory system, particularly the bronchial tract. It may also help with colds, coughs, cuts, cystitis, fatigue, feet (excessive sweating), flu, gout, lice, nervous exhaustion, scabies, skin parasites, sores, stress, and urinary infection. Pine oil may also help increase blood pressure and stimulate the adrenal glands and the circulatory system. Pine is a good recommendation for any first aid kit.
Body System(s) Affected: Emotional Balance, Respiratory System.
Aromatic Influence: It helps soothe mental stress, relieve anxiety, freshen and deodorize a room, and revitalize the entire body.
Usage Instructions Application: Apply to Vita Flex Points and/or directly on area of concern; diffuse. Pine is an excellent tonic when added to water and sprinkled on hot rocks in the sauna.
Safety Data: Repeated use can possibly result in skin irritation.
Blends With: Cedarwood, eucalyptus, juniper, lemon, marjoram, melaleuca, and rosemary.
Odor: Type: Middle Note (50–80% of the blend); Scent: Fresh, woody, earthly, balsamic; Intensity: 4