Future Amber


Traditional Uses: drawing out infection, thorns, physical, emotional, spiritual, Muscle oil for sore tight spastic, inflamed muscles, increases blood circulation

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Pinion Pine Essential Oil
Infused with aged and weathered Pinion Resin

Latin Name: Pinus edulis

Traditional Uses:

  • drawing out infection
  • thorns
  • physical
  • emotional
  • spiritual
  • Muscle oil for sore tight spastic, inflamed muscles, increases blood circulation

PLEASE READ!!! Essential oils are SUPER CONCENTRATED!!! and can oils can contain up to 50k chemical compounds, which only a very small percentage can actually be isolated out and researched.

Aromatherapy associations encourage essential oil dilution for external application or diffusion via humidifier etc. Internal use of essential oils is strongly discouraged.

Essential oils are SUPER CONCENTRATED!! Some think of essential oils as “botanical pharmaceuticals”.

Consider a quart of tea (say mint leaves) is made with a ¼ cup leaf matter compared to one drop of essential oil equaling one half gallon (+) of plant material. Imagine steeping ½ gallon of mint leaves and then drinking it – that is what taking one drop of mint oil can be compared to.

Chemical compounds can be separated out from botanical or petroleum distillates by “fractionating” = redistilling the first separation to create a second separation – this can be done many times over in the chemistry lab. Fractionating unfolds the chemical formulas and isolates chemical compounds that can then be used to engineer/re-combine for example; orange flavor, frankincense aromatic, vanilla flavor (either from naturally occurring compounds = “natural flavor/fragrance” or petroleum based = “artificial flavor/fragrance”.)  Both petroleum and botanical distillate fractions can be found throughout the food, wellness/cosmetic and drug industries.

 It is valuable to know where your aromatherapy company sources their essential oils as currently there are no regulations in the U.S. stating what can be called “therapeutic grade” essential oil. Getting to know distillers personally is also a great way to feel safe when engaging with something as potent as essential oils.

Many chemical compounds found in pharmaceutical drugs are modeled after compounds isolated from botanical distillates (essential oils).

Conifer essential oils (as well as many others) can help give one a sense of respiratory support, mental clarity, calmness, focus. Conifer essential oils can also give one the idea that their essential oils can bring relief to inflammation.

Essential oils in general can give one the sense of emotional, mental and spiritual support.

Our Essential Oils contain No Carrier Oils, No Alcohol, and guaranteed NO Synthetics

NOTICE!! House of Aromatics is not responsible for products lost or damaged by the U.S. Posta Service.

Future Amber

Gathering the resin of the trees that we distill is a natural. Tree resins have been and are used cross culturally for many purposes from creating healing salves and balms to literally sealing wooden ships. Not to mention the incense burners billowing in temples across the world.

In my personal quest to find sacred resins such as Frankincense or Copal here in the southwestern United States where I live, I have made a simple discovery. A couple years ago on a morning walk with my dogs on the “bench” (little mesa) out the back door, I noticed a subtle line of glitter on the grey and weathered trunk of a fallen Pinion Pine. This tree had obviously been down for many years and had been taken apart by weather and decomposition. Putting a small granule of the glittering substance on my tongue, I realized I was tasting very old resin. The taste distinctly reminded me of the incense sensors billowing smoke of Frankincense and Myrrh from far away days of my youth in the Catholic church. A very deep memory.

On those daily walks, I began taking a pair of tweezers and a small jar to gently pluck the fragile granules from the exposed veins of resin. With such small quantities and time consumption to gather, I thought “Well, this is something special, but how can I possibly include it in my work?” Thinking about the solvent properties of the essential oil, it then clearly occurred to me to infuse the resin into the essential oil of its living tree. This is the birth of “Future Amber” essential oil.

To me personally, the aromatic is quite similar to Pinion Pine. The responses from people (end users and “big noses”) have been quite surprising with one well known perfumer insisting on 4 ounces at first whiff. People are quite drawn to it, more so than our most popular Pinion Pine.

Based on traditional uses of Pine resins being used to draw infections, splinters/thorns/stingers etc., I should think this essential oil infusion would lend itself to these type of applications, physically or energetically. Also as a facilitator to journey to days gone by or days to come through the physicality of the old, weathered resin being electro-magnetically active in the essential oil. Not to mention using for plain old smelling good



Latin NamePinus ponderosa


Family: Pinaceae


Common Names:  Ponderosa Pine, yellow pine, western yellow pines, bull pine, and rock pine



General: Coniferous, evergreen tree 10-40 m tall ( some up to 60 m tall), Trunk straight, 1-1.5m in diameter; branches numerous, stout, lower ones often drooping; crown open, irregularly cylindrical, often flat-topped (Plants of the Rockies)


Bark: Orange-brown to cinnamon with deep, black fissures delineating flat, flaky, jigsaw-like plates up to 10 cm thick. The thick bark and bare lower branches help mature trees to survive low-intensity fires (Plants of the Rockies)


Leaves: Evergreen needles in bundles of 3 (sometimes 2s 42 5s), yellow-green, slender, 10-25 cm long (Plants of the Rockies)


Cones: Male and female cones on same tree; pollen (male) cones 2-3 cm long, reddish-purple to yellow; seed (female) cones broadly egg-shaped, 8-14 cm long in groups of 1-3, reddish purple when young, dull brown when mature, scales thick, with a stiff prickle near tip; mature in 2 years, then open and drop


Habitat: Dry sites. foothills to montane; from southern BC to New Mexico. Ponderosa thrives in areas that are periodically burned (Plants of the Rockies)



Traditional Uses and History of Plant:

-The seldom live for 500 years (Plants of the Rockies)

-The pale older bark smells like vanilla esp. on hotter days (Plants of the Rockies)

-The seeds are eaten by many birds and small mammals, including grouse, quail, and squirrel (Plants of the Rockies)

-Porcupines eat the inner bark and deer eat the twigs and needles (Plants of the Rockies)

-The seeds were ground into meal and used to make bread (Plants of the Rockies)

-The sweet inner bark (said to taste like sheep fat) was collected on cool, cloudy days when the sap was running. The edible inner bark was scraped from the tough outer layer and usually eaten immediately or kept moist for several days (Plants of the Rockies)

  • Lumps of resin were chewed like gum, resin was applied alone or in salves to boils, carbuncles, abscesses, rheumatic joints and aching backs (Plants of the Rockies)
  • For dandruff the pointed needles were jabbed into the scalp to “kill the germs” (Plants of the Rockies)
  • Pitch was chewed as gum, plastered in hair, used as glue, burned on torches, and used to waterproof wooden containers

-The young male cones can be boiled as an emergency food (Edible Plants Rockies)

-The young needles finely chopped, can be used to make tea, rich in Vit A & C, Pregnant cows that eat ponderosa pine needles may abort their calves in 2 days to 2 weeks (Edible Plants Rockies)

-Today it is used as lumber and made into moldings, cabinets, and crates (Edible Plants Rockies)

-North American indigenous tribes valued this tree for its antiseptic and vulnerary properties, using it to treat a wide range of skin issues, cuts, wounds, burns etc.

-Also valued for its effect upon the respiratory system. It is used to treat various lung and chest ailments.  (Stillpoint)

-Also a rubefacient. Indicated as a vermifuge. (Stillpoint)

-Can be applied for kidney and bladder complaints. (Stillpoint)

-High in vitamin C and sucrose which is found in abundance in the needles. (Stillpoint)

-Also supporting connective and muscle tissue. (Stillpoint)


Part Used: Needles, twigs, bark, seeds


Flower Essences: Deep healer for physical and spiritual wounds… this essence supports the body’s production of endorphin and helps the amygdala in it’s release of stored emotions… Also very supportive for moving forward with new projects and endeavors, bringing enthusiasm and initiative. (House of Aromatics)



1st Chakra – survival and support, 3rd Chakra – personal power, 4th Chakra – unconditonal love, 7th Chakra – higher information, Clarity, Grounding, Introspective, Meditative, Purifying (Stillpoint)

-Moves energy (Stillpoint)

-Expanding of awareness (Stillpoint)

-Strengthens the auric field (Stillpoint)

-Emotionally restorative and uplifting (Stillpoint)

-Release of negative patterning (Stillpoint)

-Assists in moving blockages in our energy system (Stillpoint)

-Very grounding and centering (Stillpoint)




Aroma: Balsamic, Coniferous, Earthy, Fresh, Piney, Resinous, Rich, Woody (Stillpoint)




Major Chemical components, Case History, & Research Facts:


-Monoterpenes; are effective airborne deodorizers and purifiers. They are emotionally uplifting and often provide an analgesic effect where muscle pain and stiffness are present. All monoterpenes will help push other oils in. They go deep into the body!(Stillpoint)


Safety: Oils high in monoterpenes can cause skin irritation or sensitization if they have oxidized, an important reason to store them well (cold and dark). Monoterpenes are not water soluble; avoid in the bathtub unless they are well diluted in carrier oil or fatty substance (Stillpoint)


Less Major:


-Aldehydes; have sedative, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and anti-infectious properties. They are great antifungal agents. They can also be tonifying to the nervous system, temperature reducing and cooling. (Stillpoint)


Safety: Oils with a sig. aldehyde content can be irritating to the skin and mucus membranes. Low concentrations of aldehydes in blends are generally safe for the skin (Stillpoint)


-Ketones; oils with sig. in percentage in Ketones are valuable in resp. infections such as colds and flu, as they are highly effective mucolytics and can also act as expectorants. Analgesic (Stillpoint)


Safety: Non toxic ketone compounds: menthone, verbenone, vetivone, fenchone, carvone, pipertone, and jasmone (Stillpoint)


Camphor content rosemary-concerning

Thujone- mugwort neuro toxic


-Esters; antispasmodic, sedative, balancing, analgesic, and soothing.


-Oxides; Stimulating effect on the mental process, increasing cerebral blood flow to the brain when inhaled, anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic


Actions: Analgesic, Anti-bacterial, Anti-fungal, Anti-infectious, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-oxidant, Anti-spasmodic, Anti-viral, Cicatrisant, Decongestant, Expectorant, Immuno-stimulant, Mucolytic, Rubefacient, Sedative (Stillpoint)


Medicinal Uses and Indications of Oil:

-Apply for chest rub (Stillpoint)

-Steam/ inhaler when fighting colds, flu, sinus infections (Stillpoint)

-Can be used in diffuser for meditation, clarity, cleansing (Stillpoint)

-For infections, cuts, scraps

-Muscle oil for sore tight spastic, inflamed muscles, increases blood circulation

-Scar oil, for scar tissue


Safety: When working with clients with asthma or trouble breathing, pinene rich oils require evaluation (Stillpoint)


No FDA Approval! This article is not meant to diagnose or treat any disease or condition. This profile is for education about traditional uses and what scientific research is learning about the complexity of phyto-chemistry. Do not use this document to treat or diagnose any dis-ease.




Kershaw, MacKinnon, and Pojar, Plants of the Rocky Mountains


Still point Aromatics


House of Aromatics

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