Folklore and history
The native American Indians used Pine medicinally. It was used to treat throat infections, and to clear the space around illness or negativity. The Celts saw it as a tree of protection and strength and burnt the needles to disperse negative energy or sickness. In herb lore Pine was thought to strengthen the nerves and bring courage. To Christians the Pine tree is a symbol of life. More recently the smell of Pine is reminiscent of mid winter and Christmas, due to the popularization of the Christmas tree.
Pine resin and Pine needles can be used as an incense, they blend very well with other resins and leaves. Use with care as they are very aromatically powerful.
Pinene, Dipentene, Camphene, Myrcene, Monoterpenes, Borneol, Limonene, Anethol, Phenolic ethers.
None known. Avoid use around babies or small children.