ROOM FRAGRANCE: A wonderful refreshing and mentally uplifting aroma can be created by this oil. Depending on the circumstances it can be relaxing (see massage). It will help relieve the symptoms of nasal or bronchial congestion and may help improve breathing.
INHALATION: Pine oil added to hot water and the vapors inhaled is ideal for: sore throats, coughs, colds, flu, inflammation and congestion of the respiratory tract and sinusitis.
BATHS: Perfect for a bath to start the day, particularly if you suffered a disturbed night, it can help 'clear the head' and get you going. Like Juniper it can be very relaxing for overworked or aching muscles following strenuous work, and also for rheumatic conditions.
MASSAGE: Useful for rheumatism; general aches and pains; fibrositis; poor peripheral circulation will be assisted by the skin heating effects of the oil. The combination of physical stimulation from the massage, plus the inhalation of essential oil vapors leaving the skin, is ideal for relieving nasal and bronchial tract congestion. Pine oil used in massage can have a dual effect, it can act as a gentle mental stimulant if that is what the mind needs, yet on the other hand many people find it extremely relaxing, it all depend on the individuals emotional state.
Caution: Most members of the Pine family have been implicated in causing dermatitis and eczema-type reactions in sensitive individuals. Some oils used at high levels could cause skin irritation particularly on someone suffering from eczema or dermatitis. It would appear that old Pine oil could be more potent skin sensitizing agents. Use cautiously on anyone known to be allergic to perfumes, cosmetics or bath preparations. Keep all essential oils away from the eyes, and keep them away from children.