This versatile steam distillation from the sap of Pinus pinaster is reminiscent of campfires in the forest, captivating smokey sweet with leathery tobacco notes. Quite robust, powerful and penetrating! A fantastic all natural source for those mysterious smokey notes that can really enhance fragrance and perfume compositions. Pine sap is the thick, sticky resinous fluid that drips from fresh cut pine trees and cones. Pine tar becomes pine pitch when excess moisture is removed. To make our Pine Tar absolute essential oil, pine tar is collected and steam distilled, and the distillate is separated into hydrosol and the essential oil.
Use as a base note in earthy perfumes, charming colognes, natural deodorants, soothing skin salves and so much more! Historically, pine tar has been used as a sealant, natural dandruff remedy or scalp treatment, a skin salve and an ingredient in soap with proper dilution. It is effective and a great natural option still in use for these very reasons today.
- Botanical Latin Name: Pinus pinaster
- Plant Part: Pine tar
- Country of origin: France
- Cultivation method: Wildcrafted
- Production Method: Steam distillation
- Consistency: Medium/thick