Pine essential oil is made of crushed pine (Pinus sylvestris, Pinaceae) needles, twigs and crushed young wood, using the steam distillation method. Pine essential oil is of medium-intensity, characterised by a distinct fresh scent of a pitch-pine forest.
“MĖTA” organic pine essential oil is a 100% plant odor obtained by the steam distillation of Lithuanian common pine – Pinus sylvestris, Pinaceae needles, twigs and chopped young seedlings. Scots pine is very common in the Baltic States, Scandinavia, Germany, and also grows in the United States.
The origin of “MĖTA” оrganic Pine essential oil is Lithuania.
Pine essential oil has a fresh specific medium intensity aroma of resinous coniferous forest. Smell – refreshing, cooling, energizing.
This oil is one of the more stable, the odor intensity of which remains for up to a week, so it is classified as a medium-base note in perfumery.
Pine essential oil is used in the production of cosmetics as a scent masking or enhancing, soap, bath extracts, sea salt, etc. flavored.
Pine essential oil has antiseptic properties and is therefore used in deodorants.
Pine essential oil conditions, so the skin becomes soft and elastic, it is also poured into foot and whole body scrubs, creams, ointments.
Perfect for use with:
essential oils of bergamot, cedar, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, juniper, lavender, lemon, rosemary, tea tree.
Methods and amounts of use:
Whole body and foot scrub: mix 2 drops of this essential oil mix and 5 drops of plant oil into 50 g of fine rock salt, brown sugar or coffee grounds (pour everything into a box with a lid and give a good shake for even distribution of the oils).
Shower gel: put two drops of this mixture into a bottle of shower gel.
Aromatic bath: essential oils are insoluble in water, thus dissolve 10-30 drops of essential oil mix in a glass of milk, kephir, yoghurt, cream, a tablespoon of plant oil or some honey and then pour the mixture into your bath.
Cream or lotion: put 10-15 drops of the essential oil mix into 1 spoon of unfragranced cream or lotion.
Hand cream or lotion: one-time use: 3 drops of the essential oil in 1 teaspoon of fatty oil.
After-shave lotion: 40 drops of essential oil mix into 120 ml of apple vinegar or vodka and 80 ml of distilled water.
Massage: 10-15 drops of essential oil mix into 2 tablespoons of plant oil.
Sauna: 15 drops of essential oil mix into 10 l of hot water for soaking besoms.
Aromatic lamp: 4-5 drops for 5 sq. m. area. For daily use (don’t forget to add warm water).
Facial steam bath: 2-3 drops into 1 l hot water.
Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products, identifies the following allergens:
Pine essential oil contains the natural component limonene.
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