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G'morning and Happy Tuesday! Did you all sleep comfy and cozy? I am hoping you are nodding "yessss".
I have an appt. with my neurosurgeon today so I am going to just jump right in...
Healing With Pine Oil
Pine oil is an effective natural weapon against infection and disease. Its woody odor is associated with cleanliness.
Pine has long been used in saunas and its needles burned to clean and deodorize rooms. Blended with Lavender and Lemon in a vaporizer, Pine is invigorating, promoting feelings of strength and energy.
Pine oil's antiseptic and deodorizing qualities are highly valued; it's an antidote for Catarrh, pneumonia and sinusitis. It cools fever but warms shivers. It combines well with other antiseptic oils, such as Cypress, Cedarwood or Eucalyptus. It's germicidal action makes it a valuable cleanser.
In a poultice or rub, it stimulates circulation and relieves muscular aches and pains.
Active Ingredients Of Pine Oil
Monoterpenes~These make up 60% of Pine oil, consisting mostly of Limonene and Pinene with small amounts of Camphene, Phellandrene and Myrcene. These give Pine its antiseptic and antiviral properties.
Esters~Pine contains small quantities of Esters-Bronyl Acetate and Terpinyl Acetate. These contribute to its fresh odor and antifungal activity.
Cineole~This Oxide has potent expectorant and decongestant properties and gives the oil its noticeably medicinal, camphorous scent.
Using Your Pine Oil
Cleansing Respiratory Relief
Clear Congestion~Use the following for a steam inhalation:
3 drops Pine
3 drops Eucalyptus
Basin of hot steamy water
Cold and Flu Germs~Fumigate your work area when cold and flue germs are being spread around your office or home; use the following in a spray bottle:
5 drops Pine
4 drops Tea Tree
4 drops Juniper
2 c. water
Soothe Aches and Pains
Winter Aches~Relax in a warm bath containing;
2 drops Pine
3 drops Sandalwood
3 drops Marjoram
Invigorating Muscle Rub~Before or after a workout, combine the following:
4 drops Pine
4 drops Rosemary
3 drops Black Pepper oil
3 drops Grapefruit
2 tbsp Sweet Almond
Uplifting and Invigorating
Invigorating Bath~Add the following to your bathwater:
3 drops Pine
3 drops Lemon
3 drops Geranium
Alert Driving~Remain alert during long distance drives by adding to hanky:
5 drops Pine
5 drops Rosemary
3 drops Peppermint
This ends another days post...off to the doc; you all have a wonderfully peaceful day!