Juniper Berry Essential Oil
Juniper is a coniferous evergreen shrub with needle-like leaves and berry-like seed cones and is native to the Balkans.
- Botanical Family: Cupressaceae
- Part of Plant Used: Berries
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Variations: None
- Chemistry: Juniper Berry is comprised of monoterpenes (α-pinene, myrcene), sesquiterpenes (germacrene D), and monoterpene alcohols (terpinen-4-ol).
- Circulatory: assists with improving circulation
- Musculoskeletal: pain relief for muscular or joint aches, spasms, and pain
- Digestive: improves appetite
- Nervous System: energizing and motivating
- Pregnancy: helps with abdominal and general discomfort, skin support, and is energizing
- Babies & Children: helps with pain relief, promotes wound healing and skin health, and is energizing
- Skin: beneficial for oily skin and scalp, promotes wound healing and is useful for acne and eczema
- Spiritual: Supports the Sacral Chakra associated with the emotions, sensuality, and creativity. Supports the Solar Plexus Chakra associated with personal will, power, and mental ability.
- Scent Profile: Top note with an earthy, woodsy aroma
- Longevity: The aroma of Juniper Berry can last up to 100 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Woody
- Blends well with: Bergamot, Blue cypress, Cedarwood, Cypress, Eucalyptus Globulus, Eucalyptus Radiata, Grapefruit, Lemon, Rosemary ct verbenone, Patchouli, Spanish Sage, White Sage
Products Using Juniper Essential Oil
- Avoid internal use if kidney inflammation or irritation is present.
- Juniper was once thought to be abortifacient, but research has proven this to be false.
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- International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists. “PREGNANCY GUIDELINES Guidelines for Aromatherapists Working with Pregnant Clients.” International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists , IFPA, 2013, www.ifparoma.org.
- National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. “Other Safety Considerations: Pregnancy.” National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, naha.org/explore-aromatherapy/safety#other.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tiran, Denise. Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice. Singing Dragon an Imprint of Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
- Tiran, Denise. “Is It Safe to Use Essential Oils While I'm Pregnant?” BabyCentre UK, BabyCentre Blog, July 2013, www.babycentre.co.uk/x536449/is-it-safe-to-use-essential-oils-while-im-pregnant.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.