Juniper Berry essential oil is a subtle yet powerful addition to your daily routine. Its piney and somewhat fruity aroma can nourish and restore while ushering in calming relaxation.
Juniper Berry is used to spice food, flavor gin and add a piney aroma to skincare products. The sharp, warming, and bright aroma of Juniper Berry blends well with citrus oils and adds a masculine note to aftershaves and colognes.
In massage oil, Juniper Berry invigorates, strengthens and refreshes dynamically when used. The berries were used traditionally by both Native Americans and Tibetans during sacred ceremonies.
Juniper fruit is not actually a berry, but is derived from a portion of the juniper cone, which takes about three years to fully mature. Native to Europe, Asia and the Northern Hemisphere, Juniper is an evergreen bush that can grow up to 25 feet in height. The male trees sprout yellow cones, while the female trees sprout green cones. There are more than 50 species of Juniper. To extract the essential oil, the berries and twigs of the Juniper plant are put through a steam distillation process. The essential oil wonderfully captures both the sacred and the therapeutic benefits of Juniper.
Botanical Name: Juniperus communis
Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Berries/Twigs
Blends Well With: Cypress, and other piney aromas
Aroma: Piney, camphorous, sweet, and slightly-fruity
Safety: If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed Aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Shelf Life: 2 Years
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MUSCLE MASSAGE: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 8 drops of Juniper Berry, 5 drops of Helichrysum, 2 drops of Peppermint and 5 drops of Copaiba, then fill with Jojoba oil. Shake to mix well. Apply enough of this mixture to cover the affected area and massage into the skin. (1.7% dilution)
FATIGUE: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Juniper Berry, 5 drops of Basil and 5 drops of Grapefruit. Or add Juniper Berry to your Thera Lux Nebulizing diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.
SUGAR SCRUB: Add to an 8 ounce jar: 12 drops of Juniper Berry, 10 drops of Cypress, 12 drops of Tangerine, 14 drops of Grapefruit, 1/2 cup of granulated sugar, 1/4 cup of Jojoba and 1/4 cup of Sesame oils. Stir to mix well. Use as a last step in the shower on wet skin. Gently massage 1 tablespoon at a time over the entire body. Rinse and blot skin dry to seal in moisture; revel in the aroma left on your skin. Use a spoon to scoop out. Avoid getting product wet to prevent contamination. (1.9% dilution)
CLEANING SPRAY: Add to an 8 ounce spray bottle: 24 drops of Juniper Berry, 30 drops of Lemon, 22 drops of Tea Tree and 22 drops of Peppermint, then fill with 1/2 distilled water and 1/2 grain alcohol. Shake well before each use.
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