Idaho Ponderosa Pine is grown, harvested, and distilled at Young Living’s state-of-the-art distillery in Highland Flats, Idaho. The tallest of all the pines, this species is native to western North America. The ponderosa pine gains its fragrant scent from an abundance of terpenes.
Traditionally, Native Americans used various parts of the ponderosa pine for ceremonies, food, and buildings, while the resin was used for supporting the skin.
Needles were used as dermatological aids, and the three boughs were used to soothe overworked muscles. High in delta-3-carene, this potent essential oil has a fresh, clean scent and is grounding, emotionally uplifting, empowering, restorative, and calming.
Plant Origin: Idaho, USA (wood/branch/leaf oil)
Scientific Name: Pinus ponderosa
Caution: Do not use if pregnant, trying to conceive, or nursing. If taking medication or if you have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use. Possible skin sensitivity. Always dilute with a carrier oil and use cautiously.
- Diffuse to purify stale air.
- Add to V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex or Young Living Lavender Hand & Body Lotion to help moisturize and support healthy skin.
- Mix 10-15 drops with 1 quart water and 1/4 cup white vinegar to mop floors and clean surfaces.
- Use 10-15 drops with Epsom salt for a relaxing and restorative bath.
- Combine 4-5 drops with pine cones to create a decorative, fragrant potpourri.
- Add 1-2 drops to laundry detergent to bring a fresh outdoor smell to each load of laundry.
- Add 10 drops to 1 cup water in a spritzer to freshen stale linens and carpets.