Pine oil is known for its strong, woodsy smell, commonly used in household cleaning products and air fresheners. But pine essential oil also boasts some amazing natural health benefits. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and antibacterial properties that can clean your home and fight off infections. (1)
Pine Oil Uses
1. Household Cleaner
Pine oil’s anti-fungal and antibacterial abilities make it the perfect natural household cleaner. Add several drops of pine essential oil to a spray bottle filled with water. Spray the mixture on counter tops and appliances then wipe the surface down with a clean cloth. (2)
2. Air Freshener
The fresh scent of pine oil can be used as a natural air freshener in your home or car. The oil also works to kill bacteria and naturally deodorize the air. Diffuse pine essential oil for 15-30 minutes to purify the air.
3. Garbage Can Purifier
Bacteria and bad odors can easily collect in trash cans. To clean your garbage can out, dip a few cotton balls into two drops of lemon essential oil and two drops of pine essential oil. Place the cotton balls at the bottom of your trashcan to decrease bacteria and odors.
4. Shoe Cleaner
If your sneakers aren’t smelling so fresh, use pine oil to get rid of sweat, bacteria and odor. Add a few drops of pine essential oil and tea tree essential oil to the inside of your shoes to freshen them up!
5. Floor Cleaner
For a shiny floor with a fresh scent, mop your floors with pine essential oil. Add 1/2 cup of white vinegar and 10 drops of pine oil to a bucket. Mop the mixture into wood surfaces then rinse.
Pine essential oil has powerful anti-inflammatory properties that can help naturally heal pain and swelling caused by conditions such as arthritis and gout. Add 1-2 drops of pine essential oil to tea or hot water with lemon to fight inflammation. (3)
7. Skin Care
Pine oil’s ability to fight bacteria and fungus makes it a natural treatment for skin conditions, such as acne, psoriasis, eczema and athlete’s foot. Remember to do a patch test before applying the oil all over, to make sure your skin isn’t sensitive to pine.
8. Headache Reliever
Pine essential oil can help reduce stress, boost your mood and decrease toxins in the air to relieve a headache. Rub several drops of pine essential oil and coconut oil to your temples and chest, or diffuse the oil for headache relief. (4)
9. Allergy Fighter
Pine essential oil can lower the presence of toxins in the air to help clear up allergy symptoms. Diffuse the oil throughout your home or inhale it directly from the bottle for allergy relief. (5)
10. Natural Energizer
The strong, fresh scent of pine essential oil can help improve thinking, alertness and memory. Diffuse the oil or use it as a perfume to help naturally relieve mental and physical fatigue.