Latin Name: Pinus sylvestris
Plant Family: Coniferae
Extraction: Distillation of the needles
Pine oil is refreshing with a sharp, Pinewood aroma. It is cleansing, disinfectant and circulatory. Pine could often be used on oily skin and hair.
The Scotch pine tree is known as the national tree of Scotland, can grow to a height of 130 feet and has needle-like leaves. The tree itself is often cultivated for its wood, tar, pitch, turpentine, and as a Christmas tree. Native to Eurasia and cultivated in the USA, Europe, Russia and Scandinavia. Like the fir tree, there are numerous species that yield an essential oil from their heartwood as well as from the twigs and needles.