Idaho Ponderosa Pine Essential Oil

Idaho Ponderosa Pine was a part of the 2014 Exotic Oils Collection available only at the 2014 Convention and is not available for purchase at this time.

Young Living Idaho Ponderosa Pine OilIdaho 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.

Botanical Family: Pinus

Plant Origin: Idaho, USA (wood/branch/leaf oil)

Scientific Name: Pinus ponderosa

Extraction Method: Steam distilled from all tree parts

Key Constituents:

  • Delta-3-Carene (35-50%)
  • Beta-Pinene (16-30%)
  • Alpha-Pinene (7-10%)
  • Limonene (5-8%)

Historical Data: This large pine tree is native to western North America but grows throughout the temperate world. The official state tree of Montana, the ponderosa pine gains is fragrant scent from an abundance of terpenes.

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.

Everyday Uses

  • 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.

Also See

  • Pine
2 comments to “Idaho Ponderosa Pine Essential Oil”
  1. Cheryl: I don’t have a firm answer for you at the moment. The best I can do is to say that Ponderosa is one of those evergreens that is being grown at Young Living’s Highland Flats Farm in Idaho. It may take several more years for the trees to reach production age, but I DO anticipate Ponderosa being in the future line-up of essential oils available exclusively through Young Living.

  2. Hello, I just went back “home” to Colorado and immediately sought out my favorite “butterscotch trees.” They make me happy and they ‘fill me up.’ It is inexplicable and I rarely feel happy. Eating butterscotch is simply not the same. When do you anticipate that your Idaho Ponderosa Pine will become available again? All I can find are products made from the needles and they do not produce the same scent as smelling the aroma of the warm bark.
    I do hope you have good news. All the best with your Young Living products. Regards, Cheryl

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