Materia Aromatica – Scots Pine – 5ml

£7.60

Scots pine has a fresh, woody, and earthy aroma. It’s reminiscent of the great outdoors! Scots pine is a natural skin anti-inflammatory. It is used to support the respiratory system, to soothe aching muscles, to cleanse and purify the skin and to create a feeling of energy.

There is a long history of people using Scots pine as a medicine, particularly to detoxify and strengthen the mucus membranes of the lungs and sinuses. Apparently Hippocrates prescribed pine resin against pneumonia.

Description

Scots pine has a fresh, woody, and earthy aroma. It’s reminiscent of the great outdoors! Scots pine is a natural skin anti-inflammatory. It is used to support the respiratory system, to soothe aching muscles, to cleanse and purify the skin and to create a feeling of energy.

There is a long history of people using Scots pine as a medicine, particularly to detoxify and strengthen the mucus membranes of the lungs and sinuses. Apparently Hippocrates prescribed pine resin against pneumonia.

Uses

Scots pine is typically used:

  • to support the respiratory system.
  • in massage blends to soothe aching muscles.
  • to cleanse, purify and soothe skin.
  • to promote a feeling of energy.
  • as an ingredient in green cleaning products.
The Scots pine
The Scots pine is also known as European red pine, Baltic pine or Scotch pine in the US. It has blue-green leaves and reddish bark.  It is mainly found on sandy soils, rocky outcrops or peat bogs.

Soil Association Organic Certified - Logo

Pinus sylvestris

Bulgaria

Organic – Soil Association certified

About Materia Aromatica

Materia Aromatica supplies oils essential oils harvested by growers and distillers of organic crops, buying as much as possible from smaller farms or family enterprises. This has the advantage that these farmers distil their own freshly harvested materials themselves. They carry out steam distillation on a small scale at low pressure in stainless steel tanks to maximise the essential oils’ therapeutic value and to retain the individuality and life force of the crops from which they originate. Every batch of oil is dated, numbered and tested to ensure the quality of the oil.

Prices

Oils from organically grown or wild-crafted crops are generally more expensive, as the term itself is a guarantee of purity and wholeness. Organically grown crops must adhere to strict guidelines so the oils are sold in their pure form, without dilution or the addition of any synthetic oils. Picking, carried out by hand in the wild, requiring extra labour, is time consuming and costly. This explains the price variations between two oils of the same species such as Materia Aromatica’s organic and wild varieties of Lavandula angustifolia.