Eastern White Pine essential oil is sourced from the Northeastern part of Canada, throughout the Great Lakes region. This oil is obtained from the needles and twigs of the Pinus strobus tree through steam distillation. It is a transparent liquid with a resinous scent, fresh and almost lemony.
Woody, fresh, green, sharp.
- Technical Sheet
Pinus strobus, is an evergreen coniferous member of Pinaceae family. It can reach heights between 70 to 80 meters. The needles are in fascicles of 5 with a deciduous sheath, they are flexible, bluish-green, finely separated and 5 to 13 cm long. It is popular as a Christmas tree since it holds its needles well, even long after being harvested.
This tree is known to the Native American Iroquois as the Tree of Peace. It is known as Weymouth Pine after George Weymouth brought it in 1620 to England. During the age of sailing ships, they were reserved for the British Royal Navy. Only one percent of the old-growth forests remain after the extensive logging operations that existed from the 18th to the 20th century.
Applications include fine fragrance, cosmetics, flavour/food, alcoholic beverages, and aromatherapy.
Botanical name: Pinus strobus
Botanical family: Pinaceae
Accepted synonyms: Eastern White Pine, Weymouth Pine, Tree of Peace, Soft Pine
Common names: White Pine
Origin: Northeastern Canada, Quebec
Cultivation Method: Wild harvested
Harvest period: April to January
Plant part used: Needles and twigs
Method of extraction: Steam distillation
Main components: α -Pinene, β–Pinene, Myrcene, I-Limonene
INCI: Pinus strobus needle oil
Appearance: Colorless to pale yellow liquid with a characteristic odor.
Certifications and Declarations:
- Certificate of Analysis
- Food Grade
- Pure & Natural
- Origin Statement
- No Animal Testing
- Prop 65
USDA, NRCS. 2019. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 29 January 2019). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.
Retrieved 10-02-2018 from the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), (http://www.itis.gov).
Native American ethnobotany, from Daniel Moerman (1998), (I.book 2014)
Field guide to Eastern Forest North America, from John Kricher (2006)
NAET Database, 2003. Native American Ethnobotany Database, Michigan, MI, USA. (http://naeb.brit.org/).
La flore Laurentienne, Marie Victorin (2002)
Field guide to Eastern trees, from Georges A. Petrides (1998)
Retrieved from the integrated taxonomic Information system