Botanical Name: Juniperus communis
Plant Part: Berries
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Origin: The Himalayas of India
Description: The plant is a small bushy shrub or tree, 3-35 feet in height growing at an altitude ranging from 8800 to 15,400 feet in the Himalayan region . The berries are plucked from the branches of the plant once a year and dried and ground before distillation.
Colour: Pale yellow
Common Uses: Juniper Berry essential oil is credited as being a supportive, restoring, and a tonic aid. Good oil for meditation. Popular oil in weight loss and detox blends, because it is diuretic, and considered purifying and clearing
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Clary Sage, Sandalwood, Bergamot, Geranium, Marjoram, Rosemary, Chamomile and Eucalyptus.
Aromatic Scent: : Juniper Berry has a fresh, rich-balsamic, woody-sweet and pine needle-like odour reminiscent of evergreen oils.
History: In traditional Indian medicine, the oil is applied externally to relieve rheumatic pain to counteract alopecia; as a styptic and to wounds.
Avoid during pregnancy.