Botanical name: Juniperus communis.
Other names: common juniper.
Country of origin: Bulgaria.
Method of extraction: distillation.
Plant part: dried, crushed or slightly dried ripe fruit.
Perfumery note: middle.
Scent: woody, earthy.
Properties: comforting, balancing and antibacterial.
Ingredients (INCI): Juniperus Communis Fruit Oil, Limonene*, Linalool*.
*: component of natural essential oil.
Major constituents: a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, a-phellandrene, a-terpinene, y-terpinene, 1,4-cineole, b-phellandrene, p-cymene, terpinen-4-ol, bornyl acetate, cayophyllene and trace amounts of limonene, camphor, linalool, linalyl acetate, borneol and nerol.
Blends well with: cedarwood, cypress, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lavandin, bergamot, lime, vetiver, clary sage and lemongrass.
- In diffusers, Juniper oil can be used to stimulate the nervous system and bolster the spirit in challenging situations.
- Juniper oil can be used as a blended massage oil or diluted in the bath, for arthritis, cellulite, hangover, swollen joints, liver problems, muscle fatigue and overweight.
- When used in a base cream or lotion, Juniper oil can be useful for an oily skin and acne, as well as weeping eczema, dermatitis, blocked pores, psoriasis and other inflammatory skin ailments.
- Juniper oil can be used diluted on a compress for arthritis, eczema and general infections.
100% natural essential oil (USDA organic certification).
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It is an evergreen shrub that can grow up to 10 m (30 ft) in the wild, but is cultivated to a height of 2 m (6 ft) and has blue-green needle-like leaves, small yellow flowers and the female tree produces a blue/black fruit (berry).
As a herb it has great medicinal value and was used against contagious diseases, such as cholera, typhoid fever and the plague in Tibet and in Europe. It was given to Mongolian women at the beginning of labor, and in South East Europe it was looked upon as an all-cure. It was burnt in French hospitals, to clear the air and is also very well known as the flavor ingredient of gin.