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Pine tree needles
Casting Directions for ‘Pine Oil’
Harvest fresh pine tree needles from the pine tree of your choice. Do not use old pine tree needles which have fallen to the floor, because these are more likely to mould and destroy your essential oil.
Clean the pine tree needles with warm water and a mild detergent soap to remove any contaminants that may be on the surface. To clean your needles, fill a container or your sink with warm, sudsy water. Place the needles to the sink and gently swish around to remove any dirt. Drain the water out of the sink or container and rinse the needles well with clean water.
Put the pine needles on a layer of paper towels to dry. Blot the needles with extra paper towels to remove all moisture from the surface. Place the pine needles to the mortar and pestle and gently bruise the leaves. If you’re using a small pestle, bruise the needles in small batches until all of the needles are finished.
Pour the sweet almond oil into the large-mouth glass jar. Add all of the pine needles to the jar. Cap the jar tightly and shake to coat the pine needles with the sweet almond oil. Store the jar in a warm area with an ambient temperature of 75 degrees Fahrenheit, from direct sunlight.
Shake the jar at least once each day for at least a week. After one week, store the jar in a dark location and permit the pine tree essential oil to age for 10 to 14 days. Don’t shake the jar during this period.
Remove the oil in the dark place, shake, and strain the oil through a piece of cheesecloth or fine-mesh cotton gauze. Squeeze the gauze to drain up to the pine tree essential oil outside as possible.
Store the homemade pine tree essential oil in a dark bottle with an air-tight lid to allow it to remain as fresh as possible and prevent the risk of contamination