Red Pine Essential Oil Profile

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Red Pine / Horsetail Pine (Pinus massoniana) essential oil benefits

Red Pine or Horsetail Pine essential oil is a powerful disinfectant and a great aid to resolve respiratory system issues. This type of Pine has a beautifully refreshing and cleansing citrus aroma.

Pine is an invigorating oil with antiseptic and tonic properties that support healthy energy and respiratory process. It has to cleanse, fresh mountain aroma that energizes and fortify. Pine improves circulation and also relieves rheumatism, sciatica, and arthritis, but it be must skin patched first and used with care due to the sensitizing nature of this oil. Works best when diffused.

This type of Pine is known as Red Pine or Horsetail Pine for its unique length of the needles; it grows only in Southern China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Its very distinctive lemon-like aroma makes it very pleasant and gentle oil perfect for diffusion.


Botanical Name: Pinus massoniana 

Method of Extraction: Steam distillation from the needles

Origin: Taiwan, South China, Hong Kong

Color: Clear

Aroma: Fresh, with a lemony-camphoraceous tone

Note: middle

Blends well with:  Bergamot, Cedarwood, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Rosemary, Sandalwood

Therapeutic properties: Analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antineuralgic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antiviral, balsamic,  decongestant, deodorant, disinfectant, , expectorant, insecticide, stimulant


To support the respiratory system, promote clarity of thought, energize and to disinfect the respiratory system,  burn or diffuse 3-5 drops.

Add 3-4 drops each 5 ml of carrier and rub on the chest for respiratory complaints

Can be a skin irritant and sensitizer – please skin patch test.  Avoid during the first trimester of pregnancy.

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