Juniper Berry100% Pure Essential Oil (Juniperus communis)
Product of India. 15 mL.
Juniper Berry Essential Oil has a distinctive aroma that is woody, sweet, fresh and crisp.
The small bushy shrubs grow at altitudes ranging from 8800 to 15,400 feet in the Himalayas. A juniper berry is the female seed cone produced by the various species of junipers. It is not a true berry but a cone with unusually fleshy and merged scales, which give it a berry-like appearance. The berries are green when young, and mature to a purple-black color over about 18 months. The berries are plucked from the branches of the plant once a year, and dried and ground before distillation. They have traditionally been used as an aromatic aid to meditation, and had remedial applications.
USES OF JUNIPER BERRY
With natural antibacterial abilities, juniper berry essential oil is one of the most popular natural remedies for fighting skin irritations (like rash or eczema) and infections.Due to its antiseptic abilities, it can serve as a home remedy for acne and some people also like to use juniper oil for hair and scalp concerns like dandruff.
The aroma of Juniper Berry is said to offer emotional support and reduce physical and emotional symptoms of stress. It has been reported that it is one of the most effective essential oils for dealing with inner pain and trauma because Juniper may have positive effects on relaxation responses in the brain when inhaled.
Juniper Essential Oil is also an excellent insect repellent, natural antiseptic and may help heal and protect skin.
As with all essential oils, always do a skin test and/or mix with a carrier oil. Always do your research on the safest ways to use any essential oil.