The Scots pine is the most famous member of the pine and fir family. Its characteristic bark is scaly and reddish-ochre in colour. Its longevity is exemplary. Its characteristic smell, warm and resinous, is rather pleasant: it can be found in its essential oil after distillation of the needles.
- Oral use +
Gentle olfaction +++
- Skin use : ++
- Bathing: ++
- Face +
- Body +
- Hair +
Scots pine has been used in various forms for centuries. Its essential oil is very rich in monoterpenes, purifying and stimulating molecules, to which are added esters and other minority molecules. Bornyl acetate, present at a low level, is however very useful as a relaxant.
- Soothing, promotes comfort of the respiratory tract.
- Invigorating, brings energy and resistance to the body in case of temporary fatigue or low morale.
- Calming, promotes joint and muscle comfort.
- When diffused, helps to clean the air and soothe the mind.
- Relaxing, provides calmed breathing.
- Adds a woody and invigorating touch to cosmetic body care.
Scots Pine essential oil has a warm, harsh, woody, resinous aroma. It soothes the mind and makes it available to escape. It combats stress and fatigue. The Scots Pine, in an often ungrateful nature, is the very image of the will to exist, soberly and without whining. The words "verticality" and "anchoring" seem to us to fit its subject perfectly.
The information provided in this Guide to Essential Oils is for information purposes only: it is a synthesis of the properties described in recognised aromatherapy books and/or in accordance with ancestral and popular traditions. The properties presented are extracted from the works cited in the bibliography below. This is in no way a medical information or a list of indications.
- Food supplement. Not a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Do not exceed the recommended dose (1 drop twice a day, maximum 75 mg).
- Not recommended for pregnant and breast-feeding women or children under 12 years of age.
- Very well tolerated: no significant risk at physiological doses.
- Not for prolonged use.
- Caution in case of hypertension and in case of endocrine or hormonal pathologies.
- A certain dermocausticity requires that this essential oil be sufficiently diluted for cutaneous use (maximum 30%).
- Risk of allergy (limonene): take care not to overdose in mixtures. An elbow test is recommended prior to any skin application.
- Avoid contact with the eyes.
- Keep out of reach of young children.
- Keep away from sources of heat and light.
- Emotional impact
- Mental escape
- Olfactory notes
- Slow cosmétique label
- Dripping nose, General tonus & Energy, Respiratory comfort, Small winter ailments