In aromatherapy, pine is used in saunas, steam baths and massage blends for sore muscles. The natural evergreen aroma of pine essential oil is a sweet alternative to harshly medicinal pharmaceutical preparations. Here's a recipe that combines the oils of several plants used to add therapeutic fragrance to steams and saunas.
30 drops juniper berry essential oil
30 drops peppermint essential oil
10 drops lemon essential oil
To make a penetrating massage oil for overworked muscles, dilute 12 drops of this concentrated blend in 3 ounces of vegetable oil (such as sweet almond).
This fragrant muscle rub is especially nice the day after a strenuous workout when muscles may be tight and sore.
Ease of Preparation: 3 to 5 ingredients
From: Aura Cacia Aromatherapy Group