Pine Oil – More Than Just a Christmas Tree

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The wonderful Pine Tree, known scientifically as the Pinus Sylvestris, is one of the worlds most celebrated trees. The symbol of the tree evokes connotations such as warm log cabins and joy filled holiday festivities. Reportedly, this tree originated in Russia and Austria but has since been cultivated in various different parts of the world; so much so that the Pine Tree has become a recognisable symbol for a very high global percentage of the population, particularly as it is known as the preferred tree (either real or a synthetic replication thereof) for the use as a Christmas tree. Historically, the growing popularity of the Pine Tree as the Christmas tree further motivated (and thus increased) the harvesting and cultivating of these trees on a global scale.

The Pine Tree truly is well known and widely celebrated, but what about Pine Oil? Pine Essential Oil is created through the process of steam distillation of the needles, twigs, cones and stumps of the Pine Tree. The various benefits and uses of this Oil are outlined below.

  • Aromatherapy– Pine Oil seems to be one of the most favoured essential oils for use in aromatherapy. While this is mainly due to the ease of use, as Pine Oil blends well with a large variety of other oils, and benefits, it is also because it is highly available due to the large amounts of Pine Trees cultivated globally. Pine Oil is very useful in aromatherapy, aiding in relieving mental stress and creating a sense of rejuvenation through its energising qualities.


  • Relieving Pain and Infection – Pine Oil is an analgesic and as such it is effective in aiding in the reduction of pain and pain like symptoms. It is also antibacterial making it an effective aid in the treatment of infections.


  • In the Home – Pine Oil works well in many cleaning products as it acts as a natural disinfectant. It has the added benefit of functioning as a lubricant for clock gears, door hinges and so forth, as well as working effectively in the polishing and cleaning of wood products.

Established in 1983, the Clive Teubes Group has been producing, distributing and exporting superior quality products to both local and international markets for more than three decades. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, its offerings include: Essential Oils, Natural Extracts, Citrus Oils, Flavours & Fragrances, Indigenous Oils, Exotic Oils, Special Extracts, and Aromatics. For more information please request a product brochure from or visit