BOTANICAL NAME: Pinus nigra
SCENT: Black Pine essential oil has fresh highly resinous slightly citrus aroma.
STRENGTH OF AROMA: Strong (stronger than Scotch Pine)
PLANT PART USED: Wood
EXTRACTION METHOD: Steam Distillation.
COLOUR: Black Pine essential oil has a light to medium yellow hue
The Corsican Black Pine from which this Black Pine Essential oil is distilled, is taller than its cousin, the Scotch Pine, reaching up to 160 feet or more and is very long lived, perhaps longer than half a millenium by some estimates.
It is a mountainous Pine that grows rapidly across the southern Mediterranean and throughout Europe from Spain to the eastern Mediterranean; on the Anatolian peninsula of Turkey and on Corsica/Cyprus, including Crimea. It also grows in the high mountains of the Maghreb.
The Pine was used by the Native Americans to prevent scurvy and the needles were used to stuff mattresses and to repel lice and fleas. The ancient Egyptians used the pine kernels in their cooking.
CAUTIONS:Although pine and pine needle oil is considered safe since it is non-toxic and non-irritant it should still be used with care on the skin when it should be well diluted in a carrier oil since it can cause irritation in high dosage and may sensitize the skin as well.
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