PINE infused oil
disclaimer - your life will never be the same once you make this oil!
pine oil is magic. it legit has a use for nearly every part of your body. it relaxes the nervous system, the respiratory system, the mind and opens your heart while grounding your body. plus it smells positively divine - like Christmas time and walks in the forest surrounded by fresh clean air. the smell is unreal uplifting and energizing but calming to a stressed mind.
there are a million uses for pine oil and I will attempt to list them all!
can be used TOPICALLY for:
skin issues like itchiness, psoriasis, eczema, anti-aging, wrinkles, sagging skin, age spots, regenerative, excessive perspiration, fungal infections, cuts, scrapes, bites
hair health dandruff, lack-luster or dry hair, itchiness, inflammation, dryness, cleansing, removes bacteria, removes build-up of oil, dead skin, dirt prevents scalp inflammation, itchiness, infection, enhances hair’s natural smoothness, hair's shine, protects against lice
mental health stimulating, uplifting, invigorating, clearing mind of stress, eliminates fatigue, enhances concentration promotes a positive outlook, awesome for spiritual practices, such as meditation, is great in a diffuser or the bath tub
immune health antibacterial (airborne & surface), expectorant, soothes colds, coughs, sinusitis, asthma, flu, decongestant, easier breathing
muscle & joint health increases circulation, warming effect, soothe muscles, joints, arthritis, rheumatism, inflammation, soreness, aches, pain stimulating
detoxifying expels pollutants, contaminants, water retention, urate crystals, salts, fats, regulates body weight, takes a load off urinary tract and the kidneys
ummm ready to make some yet? heck ya
| large glass jar | freshly cut pine needles (don't forget to thank the tree!) | olive oil (or your fav oil) to fill the jar | cut pine needles using a course grinder or scissors | fill jar with pine needles | top up with oil of your choice | infuse for 8 months | shake it baby once a week | strain and enjoy! |
*for those of you who are like wtf 8 months there is a speedier version -
| place your jar full of oil and pine needles into a small saucepan or crockpot | fill the saucepan with water leaving a bit of clearance so the contents of your jar is water free | turn heat to low | allow to simmer for 2+ hours | check your water levels often as it evaporates fast! | stir occasionally to keep your pine needles from burning and to disperse them for maximum infusion-ability | allow to cool before use |
when i make a fresh batch of pine oil the first place i apply it to is my feet! especially on a cold day after a long walk... i have tingles just thinking about it!
please X2: don't ever ingest infused oils, especially essential oils!
if you ever come across pine resin never collect from the tree as it is using it to heal - search around the base of the trunk and you'll likely find little pearls of it to take with you.