Botanical Name: Juniperus communis
Country of Origin: Bosnia
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Distillation Date: Nov 2020
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 rare and difficult to find. This is true Juniper Berry oil, a sheer delight to the senses!
GCMS analysis reveals the main chemical components in our 'berry only' Juniper Berry essential oil are the monoterpenes a-pinene 41.89%, myrcene 5.10%, ß-pinene 2.60%, limonene 8.54%, and sabinene 15.76%, and monoterpenol is high with terpinen-4-ol 4.80%. These percentages significantly identify what makes this essential oil from only berries such a rare find! When branches and twigs are included in distillation the a-pinene percentage raises >70% rather than exhibit a better overall balance of constituents. The easiest tell-tale sign of non-berry only essential oil is the elevated presence (above trace) of Thujopsene, the chemical compound from woody parts of the genus Juniperus, that indicates other than only berries were included in the distillation. Our Juniper Berry essential oil has passed GCMS analysis and contains 0.06% Thujopsene scientifically proving it is from berries only.
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.
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 analysis for this essential oil is available by clicking on the green tab above.
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.