Juniper Berry (Juniperus communis)
Juniper essential oil-
Latin name: Juniperus communis
Extraction method: Steam distilled
Parts used: Berries.
Countries of Origin: Yogoslavia, Russia, Bosnia, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, France.
Perfumery note: Middle
Color: Pale yellow to clear.
Aroma: Woody, fresh, clean, sweet, balsamic.
Point of interest: Main ingredient for the alcoholic spirit Gin, was given to women at the onset of labor. Author didn't state as to why. Had a large role in combatting the plauge and other diseases and ancient medics used Juniper for it's antiseptic abilities. (Sellar)
Properties: Contact an aromatherapist.
Energetics: Chakras-Crown, third eye, and navel. TCM-Stimulates the Yang and is associated with the Water Element. (Battaglia)
Blends well with: Resins, such as Benzoin and Frankincense, Citrus-Grapefruit, Orange, Lemon, Lime. Woods such as cypress, sandalwood, and a few florals, geranium, Melissa. Others-Bergamot, Lemongrass Rosemary, Fennel.
Mode of application: Bath, topical, massage, salve inhlaltion, diffuser.
Safety information: May cause skin sensitization of oil is oxidized. Keep in the refrigerator.
Disclaimer: This information is intended for education purposes only and has not been evaluated by the FDA. This information may not be complete or fully accurate. This information is not intended to cure, diagnose, prevent or treat disease. As with all essential oils, always dilute prior to using topically and please perform a skin patch test prior to using. Essential oils, if used internally, should be under the direction of a qualified practitioner in Aromatic Medicine. Always seek the advise of a qualified, trained aromatherapist. Don't ever hesitate to ask about the education of the Aromatherapist. Keep out of the reach of children.