Maritime Pine Essential Oil (Pinus pinaster)


Maritime Pine may also be referred to as Cluster Pine, Turpentine Pine. It is typically processed using steam or hydro distillation as a method for extracting oil from the needles.

Essential Facts

  • Aroma Description:

    Balsamic Coniferous Fresh Piney Resinous Slightly floral Woody

  • Common Name(s): Cluster Pine, Turpentine Pine
  • Botanical Family: Pinaceae
  • Botanical Genus: Pinus
  • Chemical Family: Esters, Monoterpenes
  • Perfumery Note: Top
  • Indigenous Country: Portugal
  • Cultivation: Wild Harvested
  • Processing Methods: Steam or Hydro Distillation
  • Part Typically Used: Needles
  • Shelf Life: 3 years
  • Wild Harvested Wild Harvested
  • Vegan Vegan

Essential Details


Maritime Pine Blends:

Angelica Root Rhododendron

Cautions & Safety

Safety Precautions for Maritime Pine:

No know specific safety concerns associated with this essentail oil. Although can be a skin irritant if oxidized or if sensitive skin.

Traditional Folklore

Traditional Folklore of Maritime Pine:

Maritime Pine is also known as Sea Pine. It is found growing in the Mediterranean coastal areas in Europe. In North Africa it is found in Malta, Monaco, Morocco, Algeria, and the Atlas mountains of Northwest Africa, and has been introduced to those areas of South Africa with a Mediterranean climate. This essential oil is very effective for the flu and respiratory infections. Sea Pine is an ideal oil for a diffuser. It is an expectorant and drying so it is best not to use in the early stages of a respiratory infection when the mucous is hard and the cough is painful. Best to be used when there is an excess of mucous. The interesting thing about Maritime Pine is that it has a higher ester content than the other pine essential oils. This adds to its analgesic effect as well as giving it sedative and anti anxiety properties. Maritime pine has also been found to beneficial for rheumatoid pain and arthritis.

Energetic, Spiritual, and Emotional Qualities