Juniper Berry Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Juniperus communis
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Berries
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma: Fresh, green, fruity, balsamic undertone
Largest Producing Countries: Bulgaria, France, and Nepal
Traditional Use: Juniper has been used to purify the air, and as an insect repellant.
Properties: Analgesic, antimicrobial, antiputrefactive, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, digestive, diuretic, sedative, stomachic
Benefits: Anxiety, cellulite, colds, cuts, dermatitis, flatulence, fluid retention, hangover, indigestion, lymph congestion, wounds. Diffusing juniper into the air will freshen and disinfect a stale room.
Blends Well With: Black pepper, cedarwood, clary sage, cypress, elemi, fir needle, lavender, oakmoss, rosemary
Of Interest: Juniper berries have many culinary applications. They are the main flavor ingredient in gin. There are also used to flavor meats and sauces, and they make a wonderful addition to sauerkraut.
Safety Data: Avoid in kidney or liver disease and while pregnant.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).