Healing, Purification, Protection, Strength, Rejuvenation, Prosperity
Walking through a pine forest is an exhilarating experience due to the crisp fragrance drifting in the air. Pine stimulates the body and mind, and has an energizing effect on the overall person. As an aromatherapy agent, it has been used to support adrenal fatigue and mild depression.
Pine is the “tree of peace” of the Native American Iroquois confederacy. Burn pine to purify the home and decorate with its branches to bring healing and joy. Mix with equal parts of Juniper and Cedar, burn to purify the home and ritual area. The cones and nuts can be carried as a fertility charm.
Placing pine needles in a loose-woven bag and running bathwater over this makes a good magical cleansing and stimulating bath. To purify and sanctify an outdoor ritual area, brush the ground with a pine branch. The oil is commonly added for purification, protection, money and healing mixtures. Burn as incense for, money, purification and healing.
Pine was worshiped by the ancients as a symbol of fire because of its resemblance to a spiral of flame. It is regarded as a very soothing tree to be near. Attracting prosperity, purifying ritual areas and new homes, helping “stay the course” during difficult times. A pine wand or pine cone kept on the altar wards off evil influences. Carry pine cones to increase fertility and have a vigorous old age.
Floor washes with pine oil cleanses a space of negativity and ward off illness. Throw pine needles into winter fires for protection or burn pine incense for purification and divination. Place pine branches over the bed to keep sickness away, or to aid the ill. Hang a pine branch over the main door of your house to ensure continuous joy within.
Therapeutic Essential Oil Uses:
For asthma, bronchitis, coughs (including smoker’s cough), or sore throat, use 2-3 drops in a steam inhalation. Can also use 2-3 drops in a diffuser or 8-10 drops in bath water.
For athlete’s foot, cuts, eczema, psoriasis, scabies, sores, or other skin irritations, use 2-3 drops in 1 ounce of carrier oil and massage on area.
For cellulite, use 2-3 drops in a carrier oil and massage on affected area regularly. Can also use 8-10 drops in bath water.
For colds, flu, sinus congestion, and/or sore throats, use 2-3 drops in a diffuser or steam inhalation. Can also add 8-10 drops in bath water.
For cystitis or prostate problems, use 8-10 drops in bath water.
For digestive problems, use 2-3 drops in a steam inhalation. Can also mix 2-3 drops in 1 ounce of carrier oil, and rub on chest and lower back.
To alleviate drowsiness or nervous exhaustion, use 2-3 drops in a diffuser.
For hangovers, use 2-3 drops in a hot or cold compress. Can also use 2-3 drops in a diffuser or 8-10 drops in bath water.
sources: http://herbalriot.tumblr.com – magickal-uses-of-pine
source: http://thehealthyhavenblog.com – suggested uses for pine needle essential oil
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