Swiss Pine – Reviving Immunity

Swiss Pine – Reviving Immunity


            Swiss Pine, Pinus cembra, is another rugged, mountainous tree, known for its strength and endurance.  The tree grows in the Swiss Alps and Carpathian Mountains at an altitude of 6,000 to8,000 feet.  They withstand extreme temperatures, lightning strikes and record snows. The trunk is rich with fragrant resin, producing an essential oil with powerful antibiotic and deodorant properties.  The highly camphrorous aroma has a turpentine-like scent that blends well with other odorous essential oils.  Essential oil is derived by steam and carbon dioxide distillation.  Over 200 pounds of branches and needles yield less than 2 pounds of essential oil, used in very low dilutions.  Only trees uprooted or felled naturally by a storm or landslide are harvested for distillation. Swiss pine is usually cut with mountain or Scotch pine.  Some products contain turpentine, camphor or petroleum.  In the U. S., consider purchasing native Scots pine.  It is less likely to be diluted with undesirable additives.  Find a source that is pure.

            The main action of Pine is on the bronchials and respiratory system.  Pine strengthens the lungs as an antiseptic decongestant.  It treats bronchial infections, asthma, flu, colds and reduces mucus in the chest, throat and sinuses.  Use the following blend for any of these conditions.  I have also used it to help reduce symptoms of lung cancer clients.


Clear Lungs Blend


            In 2 ounces of warm carrier oil, add the following essential oils:

                        4 drops of Pine

                        7 drops of Lemon Eucalyptus

                        3 drops of Tea tree

            Combine the oils and warm carrier oil. Massage on the upper back and chest, rubbing in clock-wise motions.  Repeat one time, several hours later.  Store leftovers in a dark, glass bottle with a tight screw cap.  Apply daily until lungs clear.


Smokers Cough and Detoxification


            In an aroma lamp or sauna, add the following essential oils:

                        3 drops of Pine

                        5 drops of Myrtle, Myrtus communis

                        7 drops of Eucalyptus

            Allow the aroma to infuse a closed room.  The aroma may linger for hours.  The treatment may be repeated daily for 7 days, or once or twice a week for several weeks.  Keep a handkerchief or tissues handy.  Coughing colored liquid and mucus is not unusual.  Drink 2 liters of pure water daily to assist detoxification and drainage.


Pneumonia or Tuberculosis Inhalent


            In a closed room, use an aroma lamp to diffuse the following essential oils.

                        4 drops of Pine

                        2 drops of Eucalyptus

                          6 drops of Hyssop, Hyssopus officinalis

                        10 drops of Rosemary

            Note:   Do not use hyssop if pregnant or if there is a tendency for epilepsy.  Substitute Myrtle or lavender.

            The treatment may be repeated daily until a clean bill of health is given.  Be sure to follow medical treatment and advice.


Hayfever Blend


            In 1 ounce of carrier oil, add the following essential oils or prepare as an inhalant to be used to abate symptoms:

                        3 drops of Pine

                        4 drops of Cypress

                        1 drop of Clary Sage

                        6 drops of Leavendula

            Combine ingredients.  Apply 1 drop on the forehead, each cheek, at the nape of the throat and both sides of the neck. Store any leftovers in a dark, glass bottle with a tight screw cap.  Store in a cool place.

            As an inhalant, combine the essential oils without the carrier oil.  Add to an aroma lamp to diffuse in a room.  Another option is to bottle the essential oils in a dark glass with a tight fitting screw cap.  When needed, open the bottle and smell the aroma a few seconds.  Repeat 3 to 4 times daily, as necessary to stop symptoms.  This isn’t my best smelling aroma, so I’m sure no one will overdose.  Keep the bottle for inhalation on or

Nearby, away from direct sunlight and heat.

Pine’s antiseptic properties fights urinary, bladder and prostate inflammation and infection.  When possible, add 5 to 7 drops in a warm bath and climb in.  Soak up to 20 minutes.  If bathing is not possible, the following blend may be massaged onto the abdomen and pelvic area


Blend for Prostatitis, Urethritis, Kidney

And Bladder  infections.


In 1 ounce of carrier oil, add the following essential oils:

2 drops Juniper berries

                        4 drops of Pine

                        2 drops of Tea tree

                        2 drops of Eucalyptus

                        1 drop of Thyme

            Bottle in dark glass with a tight fitting screw cap.  Cure 3 hours or overnight.  Massage 4 or 5 drops on the lower abdomen and low back 2 or 3 times daily.  This blend can be used during pharmaceutical therapy for infection.  It stands on its own to reduce inflammation.  Store remaining blend away from heat and light to preserve freshness.

            Pine increases circulation to a wound or injury.  It is often added to sports blends or combinations for arthritic pain.


Sports blend for sprains, injuries and Arthritic Pain


            In 2 ounces of aloe vera gel or carrier oil, add the following essential oils:

                        6 drops of Pine

                        3 drops of Ginger root

                        8 drops of Peppermint

                        6 drops of Rosemary

            Bottle in dark glass with a tight fitting screw cap.  Cure overnight when possible.  Massage several drops on the injury.  Apply ice the first 24 hours, follow with moist heat after the swelling subsides.  Repeat the massage 3 times daily until healing is complete.

            Pine has great insect repelling properties.  It can be blended a a repellent or to combat scabies and skin parasites.  The following blend will also kill lice.  Topical use only.


Insecticide and Blend for Scabies, Lice and

Parasites on the Skin


            In 2 ounces of carrier oil, add the following essential oils:

                        6 drops of Pine

                        5 drops of Lemon Eucalyptus

                        1 drop of Clove

                        3 drops of Cinnamon leaf

\                       2 drops of Peppermint

                        1 drop of Tea tree

            Bottle in dark glass with a screw cap.  Allow to cure overnight.  Massage the blend on the affected area, avoiding the eyes.  Repeat twice daily for scabies, lice and skin parasites.  As a repellent, apply every 4 to 6 hours during exposure to insects.

            A few drops of Pine can be added to linseed oil to clean and treat furniture from dryness and abuse.  Here’s an example.


Furniture Oil


            In 1 cup of linseed oil, add the following ingredients:

                        2 drops of Pine

                        6 drops of Orange

            Allow to cure overnight in an airtight nonmetal container.  Apply to clean cloth and clean furniture and window sills.  Store any leftover in a nonmetal airtight container.

            Use the blend diluted in water instead of linseed oil to clean floors and countertops.

            Keep Pine dilutions and blends away from children and out of reach.