Juniper Berry Essential Oil

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  • 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%

Properties

Product 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.

Therapeutic Properties

GENERAL

Strengthens
Enlivens

SKIN CARE

Neutralizes microbes
Firms and contracts exposed tissue
Reduces 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 tissue cleaning 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

Maybe 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.

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