8 Amazing Benefits of Pine Essential Oil

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Pine essential oil is used for a plethora of health issues, including lowering inflammation, redness of the skin, getting rid of mucus, treating skin disorders, including psoriasis, and strengthening the immune system to fight against fungal and bacterial infections, soothing the mind, clearing sinus and chest issues, and keeping bacteria and fungus away from home and offices. If this does not answer the question “what is pine essential oil good for?” Let’s know more about the oil.

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Benefits of Pine Essential Oil

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First, let’s understand where it comes from. The tree that it is extracted from is called pine. In fact, pine essential oil is extracted from different varieties of pine trees, but the most common tree is called Pinus sylvestris. It is also called Scot or Scotch pine, Baltic pine or European red pine. It was commonly found in the Eurasian regions. Nowadays pine trees are found all across the world. There are two reasons for its prominence. First it has amazing health benefits, and second, it is used as the decorative tree during Christmas. The multitude of health benefits that this tree, and ergo its oil, gives is why this tree oil finds extensive use in aromatherapy. Pine essential oil blends are quite popular in uplifting the mood. Pine oil blends with a lot of other essential oils – Clary sage, rosemary and cedarwood. These blends give an intoxicating aroma. (However, there have been cases where people have reported mild breathing troubles after inhaling this oil; use with caution.)

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Benefits of Pine Essential Oil

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Let’s count the health benefits of pine tree oil: –

  •         Antibacterial
  •         Antimicrobial
  •         Antifungal
  •         Aromatic
  •         Diuretic
  •         Antiseptic
  •         Analgesic
  •         Energizing

These are the medicinal properties that make pine oil a popular choice for aromatherapy and topical treatments. These properties are due to its underlying active ingredients. The main compounds in pine oil are alpha terpineol, cyclic terpene alcohols, esters and ethers.

8 Amazing Benefits of Pine Essential Oil
  1.   Pine scented essential oil for skin

Benefits of Pine Essential Oil

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It is known that the presence of free radicals can be detrimental to skin health. Free radicals can lead to the skin losing its shine and smoothness which results in premature ageing (with sagging skin). Pine essential oil has antioxidant properties that fights the free radicals and maintains the smoothness and texture of the skin. Essential oil pine is used in the treatment of several skin ailments including acne, pimples, eczema, sores, scabies and itching. Some dermatologists also recommend pine oil, if the symptoms of skin diseases or infections are mild. Due to its anti-ageing property, pine oil is used as an ingredient in face and skin creams by large cosmetic brands. Besides the anti-ageing property, the pine oil also has a refreshing scent. What does pine essential oil smell like? It has a woodsy refreshing aroma of a pine tree. The scent is also the reason for its widespread usage in cosmetics to make perfumes and other scented items. It is also used in cleaning products because it is a good disinfectant. It removes lice from the hair as well.

  1.   Pine oil for better metabolism

Pine oil has diuretic property which increases the frequency of urination, thus effectively removing toxins and body excesses (uric acids, bile, salts, fats etc.). Furthermore, it boosts the metabolic process, which purifies the body and lowers, and sometimes treats, intestinal disorders. By aiding digestion and increasing the frequency of urination, it improves kidney health, because now the kidneys do not have to overly filter the toxins. Some doctors use essential oil of pine or medications that contain the oil to treat food poisoning cases. It is because the oil has the ability to flush out toxins from the body.

  1.   Pine oil for injuries

Benefits of Pine Essential Oil

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Physical injuries, including cuts and bruises as well as boils, can be treated with pine oil due to its antiseptic and antifungal properties. If the wound is not properly cleaned it can cause fungal infections which will be harder to treat. Both these properties in pine oil effectively take care of physical injuries.

  1.   Essential oil pine for pain relief

Joint pains arising from rheumatoid arthritis or Fibromyalgia can cause severe pain. Pine oil, being a good analgesic, can be rubbed or massaged on the affected area to lessen the effect of pain. Joint pains can also result in redness and inflammation. The anti-inflammatory property of pine oil can help in reducing the redness and swelling in the region. Regularly using pine tree essential oil can lower the pain to a large extent.

  1.   Pine oil for treating stress

Benefits of Pine Essential Oil

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Essential oils are primarily used in aromatherapy to lower stress levels. It is efficient enough to lower the symptoms of depression and in some rare cases get rid of the mental disorder. But, it definitely removes stress after a night’s aromatherapy by elevating the mood and rejuvenating the senses. Aromatherapy has been known to improve memory and increase retention power. This quality is made use of in the treatment of people with waning memory. Massaging with this oil is also said to boost memory and give relief from anxiety.

  1.   Pine oil for eye care

Free radicals are always present or formed in the body. They are usually formed as a byproduct of metabolism. External reasons such as smoking and sunlight exposure can also increase the free radicals in the body. These free radicals are responsible for the degradation of the cells in the body. This affects eye health too. Diseases such as age related macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts are the result of free radicals. The antioxidant nature of pine oil removes free radicals from the body, thus protecting it from long term damage.

  1.   Pine oil to treat infections

This oil with antibacterial and antimicrobial properties is used to reduce and treat infections. One of the common infections that pine oil treats is the urinary tract infection.

  1.   Pine oil mitigates respiration issues

Benefits of Pine Essential Oil

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Does pine oil get rid of mucus? Yes, pine tree oil is used during colds and coughs to remove the mucus and phlegm accumulated in the nasal cavity. This opens up the airways allowing a smooth respiration process. Pine scent diffuser oil dispersed overnight helps the body fight infections and open the respiratory tracts.

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