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Pinyon Pine Essential Oil
Pinyon Pine Oil, also known as Pinion Pine Oil, and Piñon Pine Oil, is an especially fresh and aromatically pleasant pine oil.
The Pinyon Pine Tree is native to Mexico and the southwestern region of the United States.
Aromatically, the oil is crisp and fresh. We tend to think of the pine, spruce and fir oils as being most appropriate for Christmas and winter, but the fresh outdoor aroma of Pinyon Pine Oil is well suited for use year round. Aromatically, it blends wonderfully with oils in the conifer, mint, wood and citrus families.
Emotionally, I find that Pinyon Pine Oil is a balancing oil in that it provides a gentle sense of calm when someone is agitated, but it can also help to stimulate and energize when needed. I love including it in blends for use when needing to focus or when needing insight and inspiration.
Common Method of Extraction
Plant Part Typically Used
Needles and Twigs
Strength of Initial Aroma
Fresh, crisp, woody, earthy
Pinyon Pine Essential Oil Uses
Although minimal usage information is documented by trusted aromatherapy sources, the high monoterpene composition of the oil leads it to possess similar applications to that of Scotch Pine Essential Oil.
In reviewing the GC/MS reports of several reputable Pinyon Pine Oil suppliers, the oil contains approximately 80-90% monoterpenes, particularly a-pinine and b-pinene. It also contains approximately 3-10% sesquiterpenes.
Safety data specifically for Pinyon Pine Oil isn't available within the second edition of Essential Oil Safety. Since the oil possesses a significant percentage of monoterpenes, however, it would be advisable to follow Tisserand and Young's advice in avoiding the oil for topical use if it has oxidized.. Reading Tisserand and Young's profiles for the pine oils that they do profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014).]
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