Simply Nahala

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Pine Essential Oil

Pine (Pinus sylvestris) essential oil is a must have in your natural apothecary. The woody scent is invigorating while promoting feelings of empowerment and grounding. It is great for gaining clarity and can be used for mental or emotional fatigue. It shares many of the same properties as Eucalyptus Globulus and is extremely effective against respiratory infections. Pine essential oil contains anti-fungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties. Therefore it reduces swelling and simultaneously eliminates pain. Native Americans drank pine needle tea for its medicinal properties and was used to cure scurvy since pine needles contain high amounts of vitamin C. They also stuffed mattresses with pine needles to repel lice and fleas.

Pine Essential Oil Uses:

Respiratory support
Emotional balance
Skin parasites such as lice, fleas, and scabies
Urinary tract infections
Anxiety and nervous tension
Household disinfectant. Click HERE to get the recipe for my favorite homemade cleaner
Skin problems such as psoriasis, itching, acne, and eczema
Sore, tired muscles
Car deodorizer. Click HERE to make your own natural car freshener

How To Apply:

Place 2-4 drops on your palm. Rub hands together and directly inhale 
Dilute 1 part pine essential oil with 1 part carrier oil and apply to body

Please note that not all pine varieties are edible by humans or animals. Make sure to positively identify any wild edibles before ingesting.  If you would like to try Young Living Pine Essential Oil, Click HERE.

Much Love, 

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing or have a medical condition please consult your physician before using any suggested products.

Source: Essential Oils Pocket Reference (2011 5th Edition) by Life Science Publishing

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