Organic Juniper Berry Essential Oil
- Certified Organic Juniper Berry Essential Oil is an excellent diuretic, purifier and cleanser. It has been used for centuries to fight infections and urinary conditions, disinfect the air, heal acne and treat colds.
Farming Method Certified Organic Country of Origin Croatia Plant Part Berries Scientific Name Juniperus communis Application Method Bath, Diffusion, Inhalation, Topical
Woody, sweet and warming, Juniper Berry Essential Oil is reminiscent of pine trees in a serene forest. Its fresh, piney top note awakens the senses, while its sweet, soft middle note relaxes and soothes. Its garden-fresh quality evokes a sense of purity and cleanliness, reminding you to relax, calm down and take a deep breath. Balancing, yet gently invigorating, Juniper Berry helps revive you after an exhausting day and calms obsessive thoughts and troubled minds. Its soothing, antispasmodic qualities make it a wonderful essential oil to relax nerves and anxiety, while its antiseptic nature makes it an excellent tool for fighting infection, germs, coughs and colds. Juniper Berry is a diuretic, making it a great choice for circulatory issues.
Following is a list of conditions Juniper Berry Essential Oil addresses by category:
Skin Care: Acne, dermatitis, weeping eczema, hair loss, hemorrhoids, wounds, oily complexions; can be used as a skin toner.
Circulatory system: Cellulitis, gout, obesity, rheumatism, toxins, lymphatic congestion, poor circulation, hemorrhoids.
Respiratory system: Coughs, colds.
Immune system: Colds, flus, infections.
Nervous system: Nerves, worry, anxiety, tension, stress-related conditions, energy depletion.
Urinary system: Cystitis, pyelitis, urinary stones (see doctor if there is blood or pus in the urine).
Animal care: Ward off fleas and ticks and use for removal.
Stimulate menstruation: Sitz Bath
Diuretic: Topical Application over kidneys
Skin care: Add to skin care products, Massage.
Air clearing: Diffusion
Colds, coughs, flus: Diffusion, Steam Inhalation
Cystitis, pyelitis, urinary stones (only for mild cases; see doctor if there is blood or pus in the urine or a fever): Sitz Bath
Arthritis, rheumatism, varicose veins, hemorrhoids: Topical Application
Animal care (prevention and treatment of fleas and ticks): Spray
Stress-related conditions (nerves, worry, anxiety): Diffusion
Flatulence: Topical Application
Generally nontoxic, non-sensitizing; may be slightly irritating. Avoid during pregnancy.
Woody, fresh juniper berries are best known for their purifying and detoxifying qualities; they have been used for centuries for these purposes. Until recently hospitals in France would burn sprigs of juniper berry in hallways to clear the air and prevent infections from spreading. Ancient Greeks would burn sticks of juniper berry incense to ward off epidemics and as a fumigant to repel insects. Native Americans and Tibetans used juniper berries for ceremonial purposes. They are used in the cuisine of many countries to add a distinctly spicy bitterness to meats, sauces and baked goods and are an ingredient in gin and other spirits. Juniper Berry Essential Oil has been used therapeutically for centuries for its calming, diuretic effects on flatulence, colic, worms and infections in the intestines. The oil is used in household products for cleaning and disinfecting and as a fragrance in perfumes and soaps.
About the Plant
While the juniper berry might look like the blueberry, they are in fact very different species. The juniper berries are tiny, hard blue berries that grow in central Europe on an evergreen shrub that can reach 18 feet in height. The bush has beautiful silvery-green needles with little white flowers.
The juniper shrub is native to the Northern Hemisphere and is best grown in northern Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia and France.
Scent: Juniper Berry Essential Oil has a sweet, woody, balsamic aroma similar to the scent of fresh pine needles.
Blends With:Basil, Cypress, Fennel, Rosemary.
Composition: Pinene, myrcene, sabinene, limonene, cymene, terpinene, thujene, camphor.