Juniperberry Essential Oil – juniperus communis – is steam distilled from the berries of the common Juniper, an evergreen tree which grows up to 6 metres in height. The oil is pale in colour with a sweet woody odour.
Sprigs of Juniper were used in ancient times to purify the air in homes and especially in the Buddhist temples of Tibet.
Juniperberry Essential Oil has its Aromatherapy uses in addressing urinary infections and helping to expel the build up of uric acid in joints.
Juniperberry oil is addressed for the treatment of ailments in the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia for rheumatic pain and cyctitis. This essential oil has also been known to be used as a massage oil in persons suffering from gout.
Juniper oil blends well with many other essential oils including cedarwood, vetiver, WA sandalwood, lavender, clary sage and pine. These blends work well in a diffuser especially with the Juniper oil to refresh and clear the air of your home or office.
The fresh and calming aroma of juniper berry oil is widely renowned for relieving stress and those who suffer from anxiety. Diffusing the oil can help alleviate these problems by using one of our Aroma Ultrasonic Diffusers.
For skin-related problems, add the oil to creams or serums if treating acne, dermatitis, psoriasis.
If used for Aromatherapy purposes, this essential oil should be applied in moderation due to the possibility of a reaction to the oil. Apply a skin test first before use. Always use diluted with a vegetable oil and do not use on children under the age of 6. Store below 30° and keep out of the reach of children. Do not ingest.
Major plant compounds found in Juniper oil: Pinene, myrcene, limonene, cymene, camphene
A GC report for Juniper oil is available on request.