Homemade Natural Remedies: 80 Organic Beauty Recipes On A Budget For A Healthy Life - Lora Brenner (2016)

Book 1. Essential Oils: 20+ Recipes For Your Body And Soul. Look Relaxed And Well-Groomed

Chapter 16. Pine Oil

Things you’ll need:

1/ 2 cup sweet almond oil

2 to 3 cups pine tree needles

How to make the oil?

Step 1: Collect fresh pine leaves. Make sure that you use only fresh pine needles from trees. If you use those that have fallen off, you should know that these may spoil your essential oil, as they may cause molds.

Step 2: To prepare the pine needles, wash them thoroughly with warm water. You can even use mild detergent soap. This will remove any impurities. Finally, rinse the needles well.

Step 3: Use clean paper towels to dry the needles.

Step 4: Place the needles in your mortar and pestle and bruise them gently.

Step 5: Add the almond oil to a jar and submerge the needles. Give the jar a good shake.

Step 6: Keep the jar in a warm room for a week. Do not expose the mixture to direct sunlight. You should shake the jar once per day.

Step 7: The next step is to move the jar to a dark place and leave for at least two weeks to ferment. It is important to leave the jar undisturbed during this period.

Step 8: Use a piece of cheesecloth to strain the oil.

Step 9: Store in a dark bottle, seal tightly, make a label and keep in a cool place.

The shelf-life of pine essential oil is about 10 months to a year.