Pine Maritime Essential Oil
Latin Name: Pinus pinaster
Part of plant: Needles
Grade: Pure & Natural
Chemical Componants: α & β-pinene, β-caryophyllene, δ-carene
Aroma Character: soft coniferous, sweet-balsamic
Maritime Pine is also known as Sea Pine. It is found growing in the Mediterranean costal area in Europe. The essential oil is very effective for the flu and respiratory infections. It is an expectorant and drying so its best not to use in the early stages of a respiratory infection when the mucous is hard and the cough is painful. Best to be used when there is an excess of mucous. The interesting thing about Maritime Pine is that it has a higher ester content than other pine essential oils. This adds to its analgesic effect as well as giving it sedative properties.