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Juniper Berry

Botanical Name:  Juniperus communis

Botanical Family:  Cupressaceae

Place of Origin:  Croatia

Methods of Extraction:  Steam distilled of the berries

Scent:  Clear, refreshing and slightly woody, crisp

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Properties:  Antibacterial, Anticatarrhal, Antirheumatic, Neurotonic, Lymphatic decongestant, Detoxicant.

Aromatherapy Applications:  Muscular aches and pains,  Urinary tract infections, Colds and flues, Hay fever.

Mind & Body:  Clears, stimulates and strengthens the nerves.  It purifies the atmospere, supporting the spirit in challenging situations.

Aromatherapist Recommendations:

  • Juniperberry has a bittersweet, fresh, astringent aroma and is clear in colour. There are several types of oil produced from the Juniper plant. One is the superior quality Juniper berry oil, made from the berries and the other main one, often referred to as Juniper oil, is an inferior product distilled from the twigs and leaves.  Some Juniper oils are produced as a by-product of the fermentation process. Our Juniper berry oil is steam distilled from premier-grade Juniper berries, giving an excellent, high quality oil, ideal for aromatherapy.
  • Try a vigorous massage with a blend of 2 drops of Juniperberry and 2 drops of Grapefruit in 10ml of Coconut oil. Or add this to an unfragranced shower gel, the same essential oils have a cleansing and refreshing effect.
  • Also, after any period of indulgence, try making the following body massage oil a New Years resolution: Blend together 30ml of Peach Kernel oil, 4 drops of Juniper berry, 4 drops of Rosemary and 3 drops of Geranium. Apply daily, preferably in the morning. Always take a rest from using essential oils daily, after a period of 2-3 weeks. 
  • Contraindications: Non toxic and non irritant in prescribed doses.
  • Did you know: In the Middle Ages, Juniper was used to relieve headaches and urinary pain.
  • Chakra: Base & Sacral.
  • Chinese Element: Water (& Metal)


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