Benefits of Pine Essential Oil and its uses

By Rania Watts

Yes, that is correct, the scent that completely bowls us over during the holidays does indeed have beneficial purposes during the off season as well. Apparently, diffusing Pine essential oil is one of the most popular ways for its application, also as aromatherapy also via air fresheners.  “Inhaling oils like pine may also have clearing effects in the case of illnesses like the common cold.” (Cherney. K, 2019) 

This is one of those essential oils that you would need to discuss with your doctor prior to putting anything directly on your skin. It can be very effective as used for aromatherapy – however, there are numerous side effects such as “redness, hives, itchiness, dry skin, swelling, and peeling skin.” (Cherney. K, 2019) 

PINE ESSENTIAL OIL MUST BE USED WITH A CARRIER OIL BEFORE SKIN APPLICATION ie: the perfect carrier oil includes almond, jojoba, or coconut oil with a few drops of Pine Essential oil.  As mentioned in my previous articles regarding essential oils – please use a patch test before applying to a larger area of skin. 

Any personal opinions expressed in this blog solely belong to the author Rania Watts and not the Practitioner advertised in this website or social media.

The content above is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and does not constitute medical or other professional advice.  

Medically reviewed by Debra Rose Wilson, Ph.D., MSN, R.N., IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT — Written by Kristeen Cherney on August 23, 2019

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