Pine Essential Oil: Properties, Uses, Composition and Safety

Oil Name: Pine Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Pinus sylvestris

Oil Overview

Pine essential oil has a fresh forest odour. It is pale yellow in colour and watery in viscosity.

Oil Sources

Originated in Hungary, Pine oil is extracted from the twigs by the process of steam distillation.

Essential or Carrier Oil?

Essential Oil

Chemical Content

Borneol, bornyl acetate, a and b-phallandrene, a and b-pinene and 3-carene.


Medicinal/Camphorous, Woodsy

Therapeutic Properties:

Antimicrobial, Anti-neuralgic, Anti-rheumatic, Antiseptic, Antiviral, Bactericidal, Balsamic, Cholagogue, Deodorant, Diuretic, Expectorant, Hypotensive, Insecticide, Rubefacient, Tonic

Possible Uses

Asthma, Bronchitis, Catarrh, Colds and Flu, Coughs, Respiration, Sinusitis, Skin Sores, Urinary Tract Infections., Wounds


Irritant to Sensitive Skin, Pregnancy: Not suitable for pregnant mothers

Detail of Warnings

Pine oil is non-toxic and non-irritant in low dosage.
It should be used with care on the skin,since it can cause irritation in high dosage and may sensitize the skin.
Avoid during pregnancy.

Compatible Combination Oils

Clary Sage, Coriander, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Juniper, Lavender, Myrrh, Rosemary, Tea Tree


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