BOTANICAL NAME: juniperus communis
PARTS USED: fruit, berries
DISTILLATION METHOD: steam
FRAGRANCE: earthy, fruity, sweet
BLENDS WELL WITH: Bergamot, Cedar Wood, Cypress, Grapefruit, Geranium, Lavandin, Lavender, Lime, Lemon, Lemongrass and Vetiver
PHYSICAL & AROMATIC BENEFITS: oily skins, acne, weeping eczema, rheumatism, cellulite, gout, obesity, acne, dermatitis, sores, ulcers, cystitis, muscle aches, pains, antiseptic, sudorific, antirheumatic, depurative, antispasmodic, stimulating, stomachic, astringent, carminative, diuretic, rubefacient, vulnerary and tonic.
MAGICAL USES: protection, anti-theft, love, exorcism, health.
The Essential Oil of Juniper is obtained through steam distillation of needles, wood, and fruits of Juniper. Its main components are Alpha Pinene, Camphene, Beta Pinene, Sabinene, Myrcene, Alpha Phellandrene, Alpha Terpinene, Gamma Terpinene, Cineole, Beta Phellandrene, Para Cymene, Terpineol, Bornyl Acetate and Caryophyllene and trace amounts of Limonene, Camphor, Linalool, Linalyl Acetate, Borneol and Nerol. It is used in industries to flavor alcoholic beverages like gin. Juniper is an evergreen shrub.
Antiseptic: a substance that inhibits the growth and reproduction of microorganisms.
Antispasmodic: referring to something that suppresses spasms.
Astringent: a substance that draws tissue together, restricting the flow of blood.
Carminative: relieves discomfort of gas in the digestive tract.
Depurative: refers to something that purifies.
Diuretic: increases the amount or frequency of urination.
Stimulant: increases physiological or nervous activity in the body.
Stomachic: related to the stomach; beneficial to the stomach or digestion.
Tonic: restorative and curative; intended to invigorate.
Other Benefits: It disinfects air and helps cure kidney stones, inflammations, urinary tract infections, acne, eczema, skin diseases, dandruff and enlargement of prostate gland.
Safety Warning: Avoid during pregnancy and by those who have kidney problems. Never ingest essential oils without a prescription. Use carrier oil when applying to skin.