JUNIPER BERRY: (Berries) Juniperus communis
Juniper Berry Essential oil can be extracted from the berries, as well as the needles and wood. We sell the oil extracted from the berries, as it is a more superior Essential Oil than that extracted from the twigs and needles. It has a fresh, clear but slightly woody aroma, and is a pale in colour.
Juniper oil can help calm the nerves, relieves anxiety, nervous tension and mental exhaustion.
The affinity to the urino-genital tract was further shown when studies revealed that it enhances glomerular filtration, thereby causing the excretion of more amounts of potassium, sodium and chlorine – especially helpful when the prostate gland is enlarged and is used to help with the inability to pass urine.
Juniper Berry generally helps with the digestive system, particularly in cases of obesity, over-indulgence of food and premenstrual bloating.
For the liver, it has a tonic effect and helps regulate the menstrual cycle and eases painful period pains.
It assists with the elimination of uric acid and therefore relieves pain in cases of gout, rheumatism and arthritis, It is also helpful for cellulite and fluid retention.
Apart from this, Juniper Berry Essential Oil is also very effective for acne, eczema, oily skin, weeping eczema, psoriasis and dandruff and alleviates inflammation.
A good oil for using in massage blends to help the body’s chemistry to clear toxins and is useful in after sports massage.
This crisp essential oil is used in aromatherapy to help stimulate and strengthen the nerves and bolster the spirits in challenging situations.
Drink extra water when using this oil in a blend. Good for use in the bath, dilute with a carrier oil first.
Juniper oil blends well with
Although essential oils normally blend well together, Juniper oil blends particularly well with Bergamot, Clary Sage, Cedarwood, Cypress, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lavandin, Lime, Lemongrass and Vetiver
The therapeutic properties of juniper oil are antiseptic, anti-rheumatic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, depurative, diuretic, rubefacient, stimulating, stomachic, sudorific, vulnerary and tonic.
Therapeutic properties explained
Our Juniper Berry Essential Oil originates from Bulgaria and is extracted from dried, crushed or slightly dried ripe fruit by steam distillation and yields 0.2 % – 2 %.
It is considered non-toxic but since it can stimulate the uterine muscle it should not be used during pregnancy, nor by people with kidney problems. It is non-sensitizing, but some people do have a reaction to it, and it is generally wise to us this oil in moderation.