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100% natural
Latin name: Pinus sylvestris
Origin: Indiaes
Application: indoor and outdoor

chemotype: pinene

What is a chemotype?  It is a form of chemical, biological, and botanical classification due to the dominant chemical molecule found in the essential oil. This classification depends on factors directly related to the living conditions of plants, the country of origin, climate, soil, plant light exposure, phytosociological factors, and the cultivation period, which may affect the basic composition of the oil. Often the name of the plant comes from the chemical molecule that dominates its composition, such as mint because it contains menthol, which gives it a characteristic mint scent, geranium because it contains geraniol. Geranium is also known colloquially as a lemon, due to its slightly lemon scent which gives it citronellol. Let's go further, verbena because it contains verbenol, bergamot because it contains bergapten, but also limonene, like most citrus with a lime scent.

Pine has been associated with the spiritual world of men since antiquity. In the past, it was believed that by walking in a pine forest a man could regain his lost vigor and reconnect with the spirit inhabiting its interior. Nowadays, pine oil is an ingredient of cosmetics and perfumes intended for men.
In the month of December, when winter looked at the windows, baths enriched with pine oil were taken at least once a week. This treatment revitalized the whole body and strengthened the immune system. Pine oil was rubbed into the chest, the back was patted and inhaled to open the airways. Asthma and other respiratory diseases were also treated with it. It was antiseptic, so in times when alcohol was hard to get, the oil was rubbed in to disinfect the wound. All fragrant ointments based on oils and pine resin also acted as a deodorant. 

Precautions: pine oil is prohibited in epilepsy and kidney failure. Be careful not to use it on irritated, fragile or inflamed skin. It is not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women and young children without medical advice. Avoid contact with the eyes and mucous membranes.

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