From Wholesale Essential Oils, 100% pure Juniper essential oil, steam distilled. This oil is from organically grown Juniper Berries grown in Hungary. . A perfect choice for aroma therapeutic applications. It's effervescent, fresh-yet-warm, woody-sweet evergreen aroma evokes uplifting feelings. This Organic Juniper Oil is available from sample size up to 1 kg or more.
ABOUT THE PLANT
Juniper is an evergreen shrub native to a wide array of climates in the northern hemisphere. It has small, waxy blue-green needle-like fragrant leaves and grows in a shrub form to a typical height of 12 meters. The berries typically take 3 years to come to maturity and produce significant aroma compounds.
ABOUT THE OIL
While some Juniper essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves and twigs, the best quality is derived from partially dried, ripened berries.
This Juniper Berry essential oil has green, pine-like top notes melding with slightly sweet citrus-oil middle notes balanced on a deep balsamic undertone. The bright, wild grown, forest-like scent of this Juniper blends well with other evergreen essential oils such as Pine, Black Spruce and Balsam Fir. Only a small amount is needed in relation to the other oils to bring out the sweet fruity top notes. When used alone or in combination, the aromatics of Juniper evoke feelings of love, health, and peace.
Historically, the ancient Greeks would burn juniper as an incense for ritual purposes and to prevent or fight epidemics. It was also used this was in Tibetan ritual, as well as in Native American ceremonies. The name juniper comes from the Latin word juniores, which means “young berries”. The berries were also used for medicinal purposes as a diuretic, laxative, and detoxifier. Juniper can be found extensively in fragrances, soaps, and lotions and is the distinctive flavoring in gin.1
Therapeutic Properties Described in The Aromatherapy Literature
Recommended on joints for rheumatic or arthritic pain
Warming and stimulating effects
Long associated with purification
From Aromatherapy: Scent and Psyche2:
Useful for conditions related to kidney disturbances
Useful as a household disinfectant
Refreshing and stimulating effects against apathy and depression
1 Battaglia, Salvatore. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. International Centre of Holystic Aromatherapy, 2003.
2 Damian, Peter, and Kate Damian. Aromatherapy: Scent and Psyche. Inner Traditions/Bear & Co, 1995.
Application and Use
Juniper essential oil is a non-irritant, non-sensitizing and generally non-toxic, although it stimulates the uterine muscle and could induce labor contractions, thus it should not be used during pregnancy. It also has a nephrotoxic effect and therefore should not be used by those with any kidney issues. Use in moderation.