I made this pine needle salve with pine needles (harvested from the trees on our property) infused olive oil and our home-grown/harvested/refined beeswax. I infused the pine needles for a full year, so the smell is divine.
Source for the following information: www.Globalhealingcenter.com
Pine oil, obtained by extracting essential oils from the needles of pine trees, is a strong therapeutic aid. Similar to tea tree and eucalyptus oil, extracts of pine are powerful agents against harmful organisms of all types, making it a great oil to have in your medicine chest and cleaning cupboard.
Health Benefits of Pine Oil (or salve)
1. Resistant to Redness and Swelling
Because of its potent properties, pine oil resists redness and swelling for people with joint pain and discomfort. Used topically, it may also help relieve general muscular aches and pains.
Pine oil may be useful with a variety of skin conditions due to its strong cleansing capacities. This includes psoriasis, acne, boils, Athlete’s foot, eczema and itching. Applied topically, it can also be used for a remedy of the scalp, especially in cases of dryness and dandruff.
Potent Anti-oxidant Capacity
Through neutralizing free-radicals, pine oil helps us slow the process of cellular deterioration, thus slowing the process of aging. Anti-oxidants aid in protecting us from muscle degeneration.
Toxic to Harmful Organisms
With regular use, pine oil may help protect us against many types of harmful organisms, including skin infections.
Stimulates the body and mind, and has an energizing effect on the overall person. As an aromatherapy agent, it has been used to support adrenal fatigue and mild depression.