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Turpentine essential oil


Turpentine essential oil

Pinus pinaster


Turpentine is the product obtained from the distillation of the resin of Pinus pinaster, maritime pine. Maritime pine is a conifer with persistent dark green needles, its height can reach 30 m. It belongs to the Pinaceae family. These pines appreciate non-calcareous soils exposed to the sun and can live more than 500 years. The pine has ovoid cones, male and female reproductive systems, present on the same individual, hence the name “monoecious species”.

Origin and history

Turpentine is sometimes called "galipot", "Bordeaux peas" or "turpentine". Maritime pine is common on the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts. It is found in the Landes de Gascogne where the surface area reaches one million hectares, it is also present and cultivated in Italy, Morocco and Portugal.

Organoleptic properties

Appearance: liquid

Color: colorless

Odor: woody, fresh, resinous, strong

Distilled parts: Resin

Country of production: Portugal

Density: 0.850 - 0.870

Chemotype / composition

Main biochemical constituents or chemotype:

Allergenic molecules naturally present in this essential oil:

Certain natural compounds contained in this essential oil may present an allergy risk in some people. To measure your tolerance, always do an application test in the crease of the elbow before using in your mixes.


The essential oil of organic turpentine is:

  • Anticatarrhale
  • Expectorant
  • Antispasmodic
  • Antiseptic
  • Oxygenating
  • Analgesic


Organic turpentine essential oil is recommended for coughs, respiratory congestion and respiratory infections such as sinusitis, asthma or bronchitis and catarrh.

It is recommended for muscle and joint pain: rheumatism, gout, sciatica. As a result, it is widely used in sports.


Modes of use

Consult a physician before any therapeutic use or oral treatment.

Oral route:

2 drops of organic turpentine essential oil, 2 times a day with a little honey, syrup or on a pastille, for bronchitis, respiratory ailments.

On the skin :

2 drops of organic turpentine essential oil + 6 drops of sesame vegetable oil, in local application for rheumatism.

In diffusion:

Used in atmospheric diffusion, turpentine essential oil cleanses your rooms, it acts as a real respiratory antiseptic.

Possible synergy

Synergy: Juniper, eucalyptus radiata

Energy value and synergy

In energy aromatherapy, the essential oil of turpentine is associated with the heart chakra "Anahata". Its color is green.

The essential oil of turpentine activates Anahata, it stimulates the mind and the body, releases and facilitates breathing for meditation.

Synergy: Verbena, geranium

Precaution for use

Flammable. Oral use on medical advice. Keep out of the reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. Not recommended for children under 3 and pregnant or breastfeeding women. Do not apply to the skin before sun exposure. Food use possible. Do not use pure on the skin.


The information given on essential oils through this website is provided for informational purposes. They can in no way replace the advice given by a doctor. For any therapeutic use or if you want more information about essential oils, please consult a doctor.


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