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

We suggest dilution in a carrier oil of your choice, such as House of Aromatics organic cold-pressed Jojoba oil. Add 8-12 drops essential oil to 1 one ounce carrier oil. Can be applied directly to skin periodically for severe instances, 1-3 drops to afflicted area. Can be used tonically as perfume. Do not over do! Diffuse via steam or gentle heat, generally NOT all the time around children. Consult your midwife if pregnant or for infants before using any essential oil diluted or diffused. Handle carefully with children, elders and pets. Use with Wisdom & Intention. External use only! House of Aromatic’s Essential Oils are created by feeding steam through a “charge” of enclosed organic matter. The aromatic vapor flash cools, condensing to liquid form which contains the pure plant chemistry known as essential oil. All distillate material is hand processed to assure the most stable chemistry along with the vibrational frequencies of the plants themselves.

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

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   Description/Habitat: 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)   Energetics: 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)   Blending:   Aroma: Balsamic, Coniferous, Earthy, Fresh, Piney, Resinous, Rich, Woody (Stillpoint)   Constituents:   Major Chemical components, Case History, & Research Facts: Major: -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: -Sesquiterpenols -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.   References:   Kershaw, MacKinnon, and Pojar, Plants of the Rocky Mountains   Still point Aromatics   House of Aromatics oldresintree3-14-225x300 resinmort3-14-225x300 resinmortar3-14-300x224 resinpestle3-14-225x300