About Piñon Pine Essential Oil
Floracopeia's artisanal piñon pine essential oil possesses a fabulous richness that is unique among conifer oils. Distilled from piñon pine needles wild-harvested during fire mitigation projects in Colorado's Sangre de Cristo mountains, this oil is distilled on-site at high-altitude, meaning less heat is required during distillation. The cooler distillation temperatures in turn endow this fresh, sumptuous pine elixir with exceptional aromatic and aromatherapeutic qualities.
Pine oil, in its many varieties, might be among the most common and most recognized household fragrance, so popular is this aroma in the world of disinfectants and deodorizers. This essential oil of piñon pine is a much more refined version of the more crude, often synthetic variety. A superior cleanser, pine essential oil can be used for keeping our homes and the air we breath fresh and clean.
In aromatherapy, pine oil is known for its uplifting and purifying qualities, which support nearly every system of the body. Known to have an uplifting, cleansing effect which can dispel worry and tiredness, invigorating pine oil can clear the air and release negative emotions. You can also keep pine running in your diffuser to help promote winter wellness for your whole family.
How to Use Piñon Pine Essential Oil
- In the Diffuser: Piñon pine oil can be used to deodorize your rooms; add as often as needed for a great boost in pure, fresh air quality. You will also get a boost in feeling alert, clear and productive. Add several drops to your diffuser along with bergamot and lavender to create an aromatically pleasing and effective blend.
Other ways to use Piñon Pine Essential Oil
Piñon pine oil can be applied topically (diluted), as a compress, in the bath, through direct inhalation, or used with a diffuser.
- Inhale piñon pine essential oil directly when you need a boost of strength and vitality. Add a drop or two to the palm, rub palms together lightly, bring palms toward face and breathe deeply.
- For deep household cleaning, add several drops to warm water or to your favorite cleaner.
- You can also add a drop or two to the laundry or alongside soaking gym shoes.
- Add several drops to steaming water to assist in opening and clearing a deep, penetrating breath.
- Add 4 drops pine to 1 oz lotion or massage oil and massage regularly into areas of the body that have been busy in the garden or at the gym.
Piñon Pine Essential Oil Recipes
- Wintertime Assist Blend: 2 drops pine oil, 2 drops Eucalyptus smithii oil, 2 drops lemon oil, 2 drops marjoram oil, 1 drop rosemary oil and 1 drop thyme oil. Add to a bowl of steaming water, cover head and bowl with a towel and inhale slowly, taking deeper and deeper breaths through nose and mouth with eyes closed.
- Cleaner House Spray: 12 drops pine oil, 12 drops eucalyptus oil, 12 drops tea tree and 12 drops cajeput oil. Add to water in 8 oz mist bottle.
Interesting Piñon Pine Essential Oil Information
Historically, Native Americans use piñon pine sap for aiding with respiratory problems and infections as well as with wound healing and tissue regeneration. They also used pine needles for bedding, as it was believed to deter pests, while pine tea was used to fight numerous diseases and ailments, from muscular pain to scurvy. Pine needle oil is now most commonly found in cleaning products and as an ingredient in popular bath, fragrance and food products.
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Safety Considerations for Piñon Pine Essential Oil
Piñon pine oil is non-toxic and non-irritant, but may cause allergic reactions in sensitive or allergy-prone individuals. Do a patch test first and use sparingly. Do not take piñon pine essential oil internally.
Aromatic Profile and Blending of Piñon Pine Essential Oil
The aroma of this piñon pine essential oil is distinctly different from other conifer oils. The fragrance has soft, floral-fruity topnotes, a range of terpenic-balsam heart notes, and a deep resinous base. The impression is that of resinous trees exuding their perfume in the hot summer sun, yet there is also an almost buttery scent that reminds one of the taste of piñon nuts.
- Perfumery Note: Middle to top
- Odor: Soft, floral-fruity, terpenic, resinous, buttery
- Strength of Initial Aroma: Mild to medium
- Blend Well With: Citrus oils such as bergamot oil, grapefruit oil and neroli oil; conifer oils such as cedar wood oil; also eucalyptus oil, rosemary oil, sage oil and lavender oil.
- Botanical Name: Pinus edulis
- Family: Pinaceae
- Composition: 100% Pure Piñon Pine Essential Oil
- Origin: Colorado, U.S.A.
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Cultivation/Harvesting: Wild-harvested
- Plant Part: Pine Needles
- Color: Clear to pale yellow
- Consistency: Thin
- Yield: 0.05% - 0.1%
- Bottle Size: 1 Dram (3.75 mL)