Juniper Berry Essential Oil

Distillation Method:
Steam
Country of Origin:
Bulgaria
Plant Part:
Berry
Latin Name:
Juniperus communis
Cultivation:
Certified Organic

About the Oil: Warm and resinous-sweet, our Juniper Berry oils are renowned for their ability to support detoxification. After a long search for the perfect Juniper Berry essential oils, we've found these two to be the most brilliant. The steam distilled is bright, with wonderful high notes, while the CO2 richer in middle tones.

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Drops per ml

Blending Tips

60

Chemical Families

Monoterpenes
83.44%
Sesquiterpenes
11.77%
Sesquiterpenols
2.63%

Primary Constituents

alpha pinene
55.81%
beta myrcene
8.94%
limonene
6.80%
beta pinene
6.14%
sabinene
3.81%
Description

ABOUT THE PLANT

Juniper is an evergreen shrub native to a wide array of climates in the northern hemisphere. It has small, waxy blue-green needle-like fragrant leaves and grows in a shrub form to a typical height of 12 meters. The berries typically take 3 years to come to maturity and produce significant aroma compounds.

ABOUT THE OIL

Juniper Berry essential oil is a clear liquid with a fresh, woody-balsamic, slightly sweet aroma. Juniper berries are the common source for the oil; when distilled from the needles and twigs, it is not as uplifting an aroma, and does not seem to be considered as therapeutic. The bright, forest-like scent of this Juniper blends well with many oils, and has been noted to evoke feelings of love, health, and peace.

A NOTE ABOUT THE CO2 DISTILLATION

We have a brilliant cold-distilled variety wild grown from India. It is more viscous than most Juniper berry essential oils, with a slowly-releasing, full Juniper aroma. While some Juniper essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves and twigs, the best quality is derived from partially dried, ripened berries. This essential oil is made by cold pressing and distilling the ripe berries of Juniper plants. Carbon dioxide is used in the distillation process to naturally retain the delicate aromatic compounds that heat and oxygen can break down and alter.

OF INTEREST

The juniper fruit is in fact not a berry at all but is derived from a portion of the juniper cone, which takes three years to mature. Possibly the oddest historical use is that of bundles of Juniper berries hung over doorways to ward off witches during medieval times.

Other than warding off witches during medieval times, the berries of Juniper have a long history of traditional herbal uses. Medicinally, the ancient Greeks, Romans and Zuni Indians used them. Juniper was commonly burned as incense and as a fumigant by ancient Greeks. It has also been employed by Tibetans and Native Americans for ceremonial purposes. Currently, Juniper essential oil is used as a culinary fragrance component and is the main aromatic agent in gin.

Suggested Use

GENERAL

  • strengthens
  • enlivens

SKIN CARE

  • neutralizes microbes
  • firms and contracts exposed tissue
  • prevents moisture loss
  • tones and restores venous circulation
  • promotes the healing of tissues
  • helps heal burns and wounds
  • assists in wound healing
  • encourages cell regeneration
  • detoxifies
  • purifies
  • Indicated for: acne, oily skin, eczema, psoriasis

HAIR CARE

  • supports follicular health
  • Indicated for: hair loss

IMMUNE SYSTEM

  • neutralizes microbes
  • increases local blood circulation
  • encourages sweating
  • assists the body's natural eliminatory response
  • relieves muscular tension and aching joints
  • lessens headaches due to congestion

MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

  • soothes sore muscles, tendons and joints
  • diminishes swelling
  • relaxes cramping
  • detoxifies
  • purifies

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

  • settles digestion
  • increases absorption in the intestines
  • promotes normal peristalsis
  • assists the body's natural eliminatory response
  • promotes urination
  • helps maintain kidney action
  • assists in cleansing and detoxifying the body
  • neutralizes parasites

LYMPHATIC SYSTEM

  • assists in the tissuecleaning action of the lymphatic system
  • assists the body's natural eliminatory response

REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

  • increases sexual desire
  • enhances sexual performance
  • promotes and regulates menstruation

NERVOUS SYSTEM

  • strengthens the nervous system
  • helps alleviate stress and nervous tension
  • promotes sleep
  • calms the nervous system
  • uplifting
  • improves mood
  • stimulates the mind

ENERGETICS

  • Juniper has warming and stimulating yang energy. This makes is ideal for conditions associated with cold and damp. Juniper berry oil is considered a powerful tonic of the body. Its warming and invigorating effect benefits tiredness, poor circulation, cold hands and feet and lower backache.

SUBTLE AROMATHERAPY

  • Juniper has been used for centuries for spiritual purification and may elevate one's spiritual awareness. It can also be used to drive out negative influences. It is recommended for individuals who, feeling burdened and aloof, are deeply absorbed in their own thoughts – thoughts that revolve around worries, pressures and unpleasant memories.
Application

INHALATION

  • direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer, humidifier
  • Diffusing in a room or house may help 'clear the air'; the space will take on a clear, clean, uplifting and refreshing aroma. It can help nourish and restore nerves, enhancing calm and relaxation.
  • When inhaled through direct inhalation or diffused, richly balsamic and resinous-sweet juniper essential oil works to support clear breathing, detoxification and cleansing.

TOPICAL

  • massage, compress, bath, sitz bath, douche, skincare
  • Perfect for use in massage oils and baths, especially after extensive physical activity. Add to carrier oil and massage into aching, sore muscles and joints.
  • A world class detoxifier, Juniper essential oil, applied over the abdomen, can also aid in detoxification from overindulgence in eating and drinking.

INGESTION

  • May be added to food or soy/rice milk and taken as a supplement. Can be ingested once diluted in very small amounts for internal cleansing.
Aromatherapy Details

This Juniper Berry essential oil has fresh, green, pine-like top notes melded with slightly sweet citrus-oil middle notes and a deep balsamic undertone. Only a small amount is needed in relation to the other oils to bring out the sweet fruity top notes.

The bright, wild grown, forest-like scent of this Juniper blends well with other evergreen essential oils such as Pine, Black Spruce and Balsam Fir.

Safety

Juniper essential oil is non-irritant, non-sensitizing and generally non-toxic, although it stimulates the uterine muscle and could induce labor contractions, thus it should not be used during pregnancy. It also has a nephrotoxic effect and therefore should not be used by those with any kidney issues. Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction.

Use in moderation.