Pine Needle (Pinus Sylvestris) Essential Oil

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Spending time away from technology and busy schedules to find peace in nature is so amazingly trans-formative. Very few essential oils offer a majestic forest fragrance like Pine. With its earthy and fresh aroma, Pine invigorates.

Many men’s fragrances include layers of Pine to create an alluringly woodsy aroma. Because it stimulates the senses, Pine can be used to bring mental clarify and sharpen thinking.

There are many varieties of Pine grown throughout Europe, Russia and Austria, the most common being Pinus Sylvestris. The needles, branches and cones are all put through a steam distillation method.

Use this essential oil sparingly; one drop goes a long way because its oh so VERY potent and concentrated!


- Botanical Name: Pinus Sylvestris
- Synonyms: Scotch pine, Norway pine
- Origin: Hungary
- Method: Steam Distillation
- Plant Part: Needles
- Note: Top
- Family: Pinaceae
- Blends Well With: Myrrh, and other resins; Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Rosemary, Tea Tree.
- Aroma: Woodsy, earthy, terpenic, fresh, crispy, resinous. Odor effect is refreshing, cooling and enlivening.
- Consistency: Thin
- Color: Clear - pale yellow
- Purity: 100% (NOT diluted; NO additives; NO fillers - EVER)
- Therapeutic/Medicinal Quality?: Yes!!
- Shelf Life: 2 Years


(Potential to be useful when used safely and appropriately)

Cuts and abrasions, wounds, head lice, scabies, excessive perspiration, arthritis, gout, muscular aches and pains, poor circulation, rheumatism, respiratory ailments, cystitis, colds and flu, neuralgia, fatigue, stress-related disorders.


(Please reference the Appendix on this site for definitions)

Anti-microbial, anti-rheumatic, anti-septic (pulmonary, urinary, hepatic), anti-viral, bactericidal, balsamic, cholagogue, circulatory stimulant, deodorant, insecticidal, restorative, rubefacient, stimulant of the adrenal cortex and the nerves, vermifugal.


Diffusion: Use one to four drops in the diffuser of your choice (this oil is VERY strong/potent, but you decide how strong you want the scent to be). Ideally, diffuse essential oils for 30-60 minutes on, then 30-60 minutes off. This is not only safer, but it’s also more effective as both our bodies and our nervous system habituate to essential oils after this period of time. Whenever you are using or diffusing essential oils, some air exchange (fresh air) is advisable. Do not diffuse this oil around cats and dogs.

Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil (Jojoba, Sunflower, Olive, Coconut, Almond, etc.) to minimize any skin sensitivity. Proper dilution ratio and a link for you to learn how to properly dilute is below.


CAUTION: Dilute and use with care as Pine Essential Oil may cause skin irritation. Generally regarded as non-irritant, though there are many reports indicating that pine essence is a sensitizing agent. Oils which are old and oxidized are much more likely to cause problems with irritation and sensitization. This oil should be avoided by those with sensitive skin.

- Safe for which ages?: 2+

- Safe for pregnancy?: Yes

- Safe for breastfeeding?: Yes

- Safe for dog?: No information available - use at your own risk with a dog

- Safe for cat?: No

- Kids and Adults Max Topical Dilution: 1%

Learn more about dilution for all ages, bottle sizes, etc.

NEVER USE ESSENTIAL OILS INTERNALLY IN ANY AMOUNT, UNLESS DIRECTED BY A LICENSED AROMATHERAPIST OR PHYSICIAN. If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions.

Safety Guidelines & Explanations:

Information sourced from - Essential Oil Profiles: Aromatherapy reference manual for the beginner and beyond (book), by Lea Jacobson, Certified Clinical Aromatherapist. Purchase by clicking here.

Please see the following websites for different uses & safety:


Please keep out of the heat, the sun and the light. It is best to store essential oils in a cool, dark place or room. Do not leave in your vehicle in warm (75+ degrees) or very cold temperatures. Heat especially destroys the medicinal/therapeutic properties of essential oils. Make sure to keep cap tightly closed. It is best to use your essential oils within one year, although they will last much longer than that if taken care of properly (above). If not taken care of properly, essential oils can degrade and/or go rancid, and will no longer be medicinal/therapeutic for you.


The information provided is general and should not be taken as medical advice. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or disorder. Please consult your doctor, especially if being used during pregnancy, before using our Pine Needle Essential Oil. Neither Victoria Kay Designs nor associated business entities guarantee the accuracy of this information.

Victoria Kay Designs is not responsible for users who use this essential oil unsafely. More than enough information, and reference information to legitimate sources is available on this website for users to educate themselves. If buyers/users choose not to educate themselves and use any essential oil irresponsibly - that is not the fault of this business. Victoria Kay Designs is not responsible for any ill-fated reactions, i.e. sensitivity, irritation, phototoxicity, internal damage (taking internally), illness, death, etc., etc. due to usage of any essential oil information on this website/not on this website, or essential oil sold on this website or sold at arts & crafts shows. Users assume all responsibility once product passes into their hands.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.