In ancient Greek poetry Pitys (‘Πίτυς’ in Greek means ‘pine’) was a nymph who was persued by Pan, god of the wild, shepherds and flocks, nature of mountain wilderness and companion of the nymphs. According to a passage in Nonnus' poem Dionysiaca (4th – 5th century A.D.) Pitrys was changed into a pine tree by the gods in order to escape Pan’s advances.
In ancient Greek religion and mythology pine trees were sacred to Dionysus the god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine. In the ancient city of Corinth, the Corinthians were ordered by the Delphic Oracle to worship the pine along with Dionysus as a god.
Area of Origin Halkidiki, Greece.
Aroma: coniferous, resinous, balsamic, fresh, piney, woody, refreshing, invigorating. A beautiful piney aroma without any harsh notes (it certainly does not smell like Pinus sylvestris!).
There are two main ways in which essential oils can be used – through inhalation or by skin application. We love our essential oils and would like you to enjoy them safely so we have created some general recommendations on how to use essential oils and on their dosage. When in any doubt please consult with a fully qualified and insured aromatherapy practitioner.
Some examples of use are: room vapourisation, add to your bath, add to your footbath, for massage, add to creams, lotions and gels.