Juniper Berry Oil
Juniper berry oil.....Juniper berries are the only spice derived from conifers. These berries have many culinary applications. The berries are used to flavor meats and sauces, and are a nice addition to sauerkraut. They are also the main flavoring ingredient in gin.
Juniper has been used for centuries as an antiseptic and cleaning agent in castles and cottages. It leaves a clean woodsy scent. It can also cleanse the spirit when emotions are drained and in need of some support.
Juniper berry oil can be used to improve your pet’s skin and rid them of insects. It can also be used in the bath water along with sea salt to help eliminate toxins.
The Greeks used the berries in many of their Olympic events. This was because they thought that juniper berries helped to increase physical stamina.
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Botanical Name - Juniperus communis
Common Method Of Extraction - Steam distillation
Parts Used - Berries
Note Classification – Middle
Aroma - Fresh, green, fruity, balsamic undertone
Largest Producing Countries - Nepal, Northern Africa, Eastern Europe
Traditional Use - Juniper has been used to purify the air, as an insect repellant, and in cases of urinary infections.
Properties - Analgesic, antimicrobial, antiputrefactive, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, digestive, diuretic, sedative, stomachic
Benefits - Acne, amenorrhea, anxiety, cellulite, colds, cuts, dermatitis, eczema, flatulence, fluid retention, hangover, indigestion, influenza, lymph congestion, sciatica, wounds. Diffusing juniper into the air will freshen and disinfect a stale room.
Blends Well With - Black pepper, cedarwood, clary sage, cypress, elemi, fir needle, lavender, oakmoss, rosemary
Safety Data –
Juniper Berry oil
oil should be avoided during pregnancy. Because of its nephrotoxicity, it should not be used by people with kidney disease.
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