Juniper Berry Essential Oil - Nepal
Botanical binomial: Juniperus communis
Country of Origin: Nepal
Part of plant used in production: Berry
Methods of production: Steam Distillation
Description: Native to the northern hemisphere, the evergreen shrub has small flowers and small round berries, which are distilled for oil.
Characteristics: Clear, refreshing, reminiscent of fresh berries and slightly woody.
Properties: anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-toxic, aphrodisiac, astringent, carminative, cicatrisant, diuretic, emmenagogue, nervine, rubefacient
Constituents: α-Pinene, β-Myrcene, β-Pinene + Sabinene, Limonene
Uses: Overall, Juniper Berry essential oil is cleansing, tonic, and restorative. It is a powerful cleaner and toner for the lymphatic system and helps the body eliminate toxins during massage. Used in small amounts, juniper berry oil is a great addition to skincare products that cater to those with oily and acne-prone skin. The oil helps alleviate nervous tension, intellectual fatigue and anxiety. It is good in meditations for purification and protection.
Blends well with: Juniper berry oil blends well with other woods and citruses. It also works together with Frankincense, Clary Sage, Lavender, Geranium, Rose, and Benzoin.
Safety: For external use only. Should be diluted prior to skin application. Avoid contact with eyes and mouth. May cause skin irritation for some individuals, a skin patch test is recommended prior to use. Consult your healthcare professional before using essential oils during pregnancy.