Aroma: Evergreen, fruity, fresh, dry, and warm
Latin Name: Juniperus communis
Country of Origin: Croatia
Cultivation Method: Harvested from wild growing plants
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Extracted From: Berries / fruit
Perfumery Note: Middle
Aromatherapy Properties: Peaceful meditation, calming
Suggested Use: The aroma has been used to help respiratory congestion. Topically, it has been used for muscle and joint pains, skin afflictions, poor flow, toning, and detox. Rubbed on the tissue offers a warming effect. It may even help repel insects. Dilute this essential oil to at least 2% with topical use, which equals about 10 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier oil.
History: Juniper berries have been used throught history around the world. This herb has been found in ancient Egyptian tombs and in ancient Greek books. It has been reverred for generations in European cuisine for its sharp fresh flavor. Native Indians of North America used juniper berries for a variety of health remedies and made beads for necklaces from the dried fruit.
Specific Safety Information: Not for internal use. Dilute with topical use. Avoid during pregnancy, breastfeeding, with young children, and urinary diseases (including kidney stones). Essential oils could be contraindicated with certain medical conditions.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure a disease.