Botanical Name: Juniperus communis
Country of Origin: Bosnia
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Distillation Date: Nov 2017
Minimum Shelf Life: 3 years
Plant Part: Ripe Berries
Perfume Note: Middle
Aroma: Fresh, woody, spicy, balsamic, warm, like juniper berries Blends well with: Cedarwood Atlas, Cypress, Elemi, Fir Needle Siberian, Lavender Bulgarian, Neroli, Sandalwood, Scotch Pine, Vetiver
Similar to our Indian Juniper Berry Co2 select extract in aroma and therapeutic benefits with a slightly sweeter and softer balsamic note. Only ripe berries wild harvested in Bosnia were distilled to make this aromatically refreshing oil. Essential oil using only berries (not including needles, twigs or branches) is quite difficult to find and rare. This is true Juniper Berry oil, a sheer delight to the senses!
Therapeutically, Juniper Berry essential oil is highly astringent and said to be excellent for acne and oily prone skin types. This essential oil can be used in massage for addressing rheumatic pain, fluid retention, bloating, muscular pains, spasms, and cramping, detoxification, depression and stress related conditions.
GC/MS analysis reveals the main chemical components in our 'berry only' Juniper Berry essential oil are the monoterpenes a-pinene 38.02%, myrcene 6.61%, ß-pinene 2.34%, limonene 7.64%, and sabinene 14.79%, and monoterpenol is high with terpin-4-ol 10.49%. These percentages significantly identify what makes this essential oil from only berries such a rare find! Usually when branches and twigs are included the a-pinene percentage raises >70% rather than exhibit a better overall balance of constituents.
A few drops of Juniper Berry essential oil can be blended for massage or used in bath water for addressing inflammation, arthritis, swollen joints, cellulite, bloating, muscular cramps and detoxification. Aromatic diffusion: A few drops in an oil diffuser can be used for nervous tension and boost the spirit in difficult situations.
Batch specific GC/MS report of current lot Juniper Berry essential oil is available. Select option during checkout to include it with your order.
Aromatherapy use: acne, arthritis, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, antiseptic, astringent, bloating, bronchitis, depression, detoxifying, diuretic (fluid retention), frigidity, jock itch, muscular aches, cramps, spasms, and sprains, rheumatic pain, stress and nervous conditions
General use: Oil diffusers, incense, potpourri, massage oil, perfume, bath oil, bath salt, bath and shower gels, spa treatment oils and creams, soap making, candle making, meditation
Contraindications: Do not use while pregnant or nursing. Do not use with kidney disease. Not for use with small children or the elderly.