Juniper Berry Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Juniperus Communis
Plant Part: Berries
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Color: Colorless to pale yellow.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Bergamot, Chamomile, Roman, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Marjoram, Sweet, Rosemary, Sandalwood.
Aromatic Scent: Fresh, rich-balsamic, woody-sweet and pine needle-like odor...similar to that of evergreen oils.
Practical Uses: Juniper berry has a reputation as a potent detoxifying and cleansing agent, and can be added to oil burners for aromatherapy. In this manner, it may also aid in overcoming addiction and stimulating the nervous system. Diluted in massage or bath oil, Juniper oil may assist in strengthening the nervous system, fighting obesity, and alleviating sore muscles. Blended with skin creams or astringents, it may be used for oily skin and acne.
Description: A juniper berry is the female seed cone produced by the various species of junipers. It is not a true berry but a cone with unusually fleshy and merged scales, which give it a berry-like appearance. The berries are green when young, and mature to a purple-black color over about 18 months.
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