With a scent that's sweet, musky, and tenacious, this middle-note oil has an odor intensity of about three out of five. Blending companions include lavender, rosemary, woods, and spices. Juniper oil has been used to help support oily skin and acne; a...
With a scent that's sweet, musky, and tenacious, this middle-note oil has an odor intensity of about three out of five. Blending companions include lavender, rosemary, woods, and spices. Juniper oil has been used to help support oily skin and acne; as a stimulating tonic and diuretic; and to help drive out cold and damp conditions. In terms of emotional benefits, juniper can support mental stagnation; for fear of failure; for cleansing the emotional environment; and for releasing past worries, overcoming obstacles, and improving psychological outlook. Juniper oil is distilled from the berries (best) or the branches. There are about sixty species in this genus which was used as an ancient incense herb by many cultures including Native American.
Juniper Berry (Juniperus communis)
Description and Distribution
A small evergreen conifer tree which reaches up to 12 feet (4 m). It has bluish-green prickly needles and produces an abundance of bluish-black berries. Juniper has a wide natural distribution and can be found growing wild in North America, Europe (including Britain), northern Asia, Korea and Japan. The oil is mainly produced in eastern Europe, France, Italy, Austria, Germany and Canada.
Steam distillation of the crushed, dried (or partially dried) berries. A cheaper, inferior quality oil is also distilled from the needles and wood. An even lower grade oil is produced from berries that have been fermented and distilled. The juniper oil recommended refers to the superior grade oil distilled from virgin berries.
Nature of the Oil
The oil captured from the needles and wood is not recommended for aromatherapy, neither is that extracted from fermented berries (see 'Cautions'). The highest grade juniper berry oil is virtually colourless. The aroma is fresh and woody with a pleasant peppery overtone. Its odour effect is uplifting to the spirits and yet also warming and calming.
Aromatherapeutic SupportSkin and hair care (oily), acne, haemorrhoids, wounds, cellulite, joint complaints, muscular aches and pains, loss of periods outside pregnancy, painful menstruation, pre-menstrual syndrome, nervous tension, stress-related concerns.
All pure essential oils should be used with care. Do not apply directly into skin. A 2% dilution of essential oils to a base of carrier oil or lotion is recommended for all skincare and massage preparations.
100% Pure Juniper Berry Essential Oil
Although juniper oil is often cited as being irritant to skin, this may be due to the fact that the market is flooded with adulterated juniper oils masquerading as 'pure'. The lower grade oils extracted from the wood or the berries are often adulterated with turpentine. Juniper in any shape or form should be avoided by those with kidney disease as it may be nephrotoxic if used without specialist knowledge. Avoid during pregnancy.
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