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(EX. VAT) 10 ml £3.49
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Scottish Highland Pine

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A wonderful fresh, forest fragrance with a dry hint of balsam and turpentine which captures the essence of the wild, ancient Forest Pine. Also known as Norway Pine, Forest Pine and Scotch Pine.

A colourless to pale yellow, volatile oil obtained by steam distillation of the needles of the Forest Pine.

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Pinus sylvestris Leaf Oil

According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing), the function of Pinus sylvestris leaf oil is:

 

Masking

 

To view more information, visit the Cosing Database here.

 

Skin Care

The oil has a disinfecting and antifungal nature so would work well in foot creams and gels.

 

As a rubefacient, it will slightly redden the skin as it boosts the circulation. This can be beneficial for lacklustre, congested skin.

 

Hair Care

Use in small amounts in stimulating shampoos to help oxygenate the hair follicles. This can encourage hair growth as it also boosts the circulation.

 

Other

Very effective in blends for massage as it relieves mental and physical fatigue.

 

An excellent deodorant as well as reducing excessive perspiration, so use it in deodorant roll ons.

 

A good insecticide when blended with other oils, so use it in oil burners.

 

Makes a good hangover remedy when used in bath melts but be sure to use low percentages to avoid skin reaction.

 

Suggested Blends

Combine with Citronella and Cypress as a deodorant blend.

 

Add to Fragonia or Plai as a pain relieving blend in gels or massage oils.

 

Cautions/Contraindications

Excessive use can cause dermal irritation.

Traditional Aromatherapy Uses

Traditionally used by qualified aromatherapists to stimulate the Pineal Gland. This helps very much with SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder).

 

It is a very good adrenal cortex stimulant which will also help to improve asthma and bronchitis.

 

Assists with arthritic and rheumatic pain.

 

A good kidney cleanser so helps with cystitis and other urinary tract infections.

             

Historical Information

It was a popular oil in soaps and other cleansing products and still is used a lot. A lesser known use was as a lubricant in expensive clockwork movements and automata.
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