5 Pine Essential Oil Benefits You’ve Been Missing Out

How would you describe the smell of Christmas?

For me, candy cane and pine come to mind. One of the great things about essential oils is that you can bring both of those wonderful aromas into your home… toxin-free! One of the best essential oils for a Christmas scent is Pine Essential Oil.

Besides bringing in the smell of Christmas, Pine Essential Oil has a ton of other uses to love.

Pine Essential Oil Uses, Benefits, and Recipes

Supports Breathing

Pine Essential Oil can help you breathe easier. I love using this oil when I have a cold. I find that it helps clear my congestion and soothes my aching head.

Supports Circulation

Do you tend to have cold feet? You can use Pine Essential Oil to naturally support circulation. Dilute and apply this essential oil to your pulse points to promote your body’s circulatory system.


One of Pine Essential Oil’s main natural components, bornyl acetate, has been shown to provide analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects according to one study1.


This essential oil is great at removing odors and making any space smell great. Using it in a diffuser or room spray will help clear the air and leave a wonderful pine aroma perfect for Christmas! 


In traditional medicine, Pine Essential Oil has been used as an antimicrobial to maintain good health during seasonal sickness. With its uplifting pine aroma, it’s a simple, toxin-free way to clean your house for Christmas gatherings and put you in the mood for the holidays.

Essential Oils That Blend Well With Pine

Woody and evergreen, this oil is thin and pale yellow in color. Experiment blending for benefits and new aromas with Citronella, Clary Sage, Coriander, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Myrrh, Rosemary, and Tea Tree Essential Oils.

Science Behind Pine Essential Oil

scented pine cones

Pine Essential Oil is largely made up of a-Pinene 34.3%, Limonene 16.6%, and β-Pinene 15.2%. These chemicals are known to provide specific benefits, which is how we know Pine Essential Oil is so great at what it does. 

All of these chemicals come from the monoterpene family. Here’s what these natural chemicals are known for.

  • Airborne antimicrobials
  • Antimicrobial, antiviral
  • Antioxidant
  • Skin penetrating
  • Energizing
  • Refreshing/uplifting
  • Respiratory decongestants (drying)
  • Expectorant
  • Cortisone-like 

How Earthies Are Using Pine Essential Oil

Here’s how some of our Simply Earth Earthies are using Pine Essential Oil. 

What I Love About This Oil

Hey! Katie here writing to you. I am a certified aromatherapist, I write blog posts, and create recipes for Simply Earth. What I love most about this oil is its Christmas aroma. It’s perfect for the holidays!

Things to Remember When Using This Oil

Always dilute an essential oil when using it on the skin. This essential oil is unlikely to cause skin irritation when diluted properly. If the oil has been oxidized (left with the cap off for long periods of time) it is more likely to cause skin irritation. Check out this dilution chart for diluting this essential oil properly. 

This oil is generally safe to use if you are pregnant. Consult your doctor prior to use. 

This essential oil is safe to use with kids age 2+.

Cats may find this oil irritating. However, we do not expect your cat to be disturbed if you use this oil on yourself. Just be mindful of your pet’s behavior. For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post

Dogs may find this oil irritating. However, we do not expect your dog to be disturbed if you use this oil on yourself. Just be mindful of your pet’s behavior. For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post

We don’t recommend ingesting essential oils unless under the direction of a doctor certified in aromatherapy. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils check out this blog post

*Please note: This post is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have extensively used essential oils and has not been verified scientifically with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns, please consult your doctor. The statements given in this blog post have not been verified by the FDA

The Perfect Christmas Essential Oil

Pine Essential Oil smells just like Christmas! You can use it to clean the air and prevent sickness from spreading at your Christmas gatherings. How are you going to make your home toxin-free with Pine Essential Oil? We’d love to hear about it on social media with @fromsimplyearth and in the comments below!

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Wu X, Li X, Xiao F, Zhang Z, Xu Z, Wang H. [Studies on the analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect of bornyl acetate in volatile oil from Amomum villosum]. 2004 Jun