Scots Pine Essential Oil
Scots Pine trees have reddish brown bark, spiky needle like leaves, and brown cones.
- Botanical Family: Pinaceae
- Other Common Names: Scotch Pine
- Part of Plant Used: Needles/Twigs/Branches
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Variations: There are several variations of Pine including Black Pine, Maritime Pine, Norway Pine, Pinon Pine, Scots Pine, and White Pine.
- Chemistry: Scots Pine is primarily comprised of monoterpenes (α-pinene, β-pinene)
- Reproductive: supports ovarian health
- Musculoskeletal: pain relief for aches, pains, cramps, and inflammation
- Pregnancy: helps with respiratory support, allergies, fatigue, depression and general discomfort
- Babies & Children: is great for allergies and respiratory support, relieves pain, and is uplifting for difficult emotional states
- Respiratory: soothes allergy flare ups and supports breathing space
- Nervous System: refreshing and uplifting for depressive states, nervous exhaustion, and general fatigue
- Energetics: cleanses the mind and body for the refreshing and uplifting expansion of deep breathing
- Spiritual: supports the Sacral and Heart Chakras focusing on love and relationships
- Scent Profile: top note that has a refreshing woodsy and empowering aroma
- Longevity: The aroma of Scots Pine can last up to 16 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Woody
- Blends well with: Black Spruce, Blood Orange, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Maritime Pine, Petitgrain, Pinon Pine, Sandalwood, Sweet Orange, Valerian, Vetiver, Wintergreen, Ylang Ylang
- Skin sensitization if oxidized.
Products Using Scots Pine Essential Oil
- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- Clark, Demetria. Aromatherapy and Herbs for Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding. Book Publishing Company, 2015.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists. “PREGNANCY GUIDELINES Guidelines for Aromatherapists Working with Pregnant Clients.” International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists , IFPA, 2013, www.ifparoma.org.
- National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. “Other Safety Considerations: Pregnancy.” National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, naha.org/explore-aromatherapy/safety#other.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tiran, Denise. Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice. Singing Dragon an Imprint of Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
- Tiran, Denise. “Is It Safe to Use Essential Oils While I'm Pregnant?” BabyCentre UK, BabyCentre Blog, July 2013, www.babycentre.co.uk/x536449/is-it-safe-to-use-essential-oils-while-im-pregnant.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.