Wintertime & Christmas are often related to the fresh scent of Pine. This beautiful evergreen tree that covers many forests has a special place in our homes for the holidays. Decorated or not, the strong aroma of pine in the air is one of those memories most of us will take with us throughout our lives… and for good reason. Here are a few ways pine has been used throughout history.
- Hippocrates studied it for its support of the respiratory system.
- Native Americans stuffed mattresses with pine needles to repel lice and fleas.
- Others have used pine essential oil in massaging stressed muscles and joints.
So whether you see this beautiful evergreen in the forest or all lit up and decorated in your home for the holidays, inhale deeply and enjoy the benefits this plant brings to the world.