Juniper Berry Essential Oil
Juniperus communis (L.) is an evergreen tree belonging to the Cupressaceae family, native to Asia, Europe, North Africa, and North America. The berries of this tree contain an aromatic essential oil. Juniper Berry essential oil is a natural ingredient used in pharmaceutical, perfumery and cosmetics. .
The essential oil of Juniper berries generally contains monoterpenes (alpha-Pinene, beta-pinene, Limonene, Sabinene, beta-Mirsen), aromatic hydrocarbon (p-Cymen), alcohol (Terpinen-4-ol) and oxide (1.8-Cineole). With its high Sabinene content, it is known to benefit liver function and digestion, relieve arthritis and soothe skin. It also has strong antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal activities [1, 2].
Historically, Juniperus communis has been used to treat infectious diseases. British Herbal Pharmacopoeia cites its use for cystitis and rheumatism. It is regarded as an efficient detoxifier and diuretic with extracts used commercially in diuretic and laxative preparations [1, 2].
Juniperus communis might stimulate the uterus. Its use should be avoided during pregnancy, and should not be used by patients who have chronic liver disease should not use .
Juniper Berry essential oil may be applied via inhalation or topically. Before using this essential oil, carefully read Warning & Safety Requirements.
To apply to the skin, do not use undiluted essential oils on your skin.
Used topically, Juniper Berry essential oil may strengthen, invigorates, and refreshes the skin. It also supports the detoxification of the skin. It can be used as a pain reliever and can ease arthritis pain. Its sebum regulating effect also makes it ideal for oily or blemished skins [2, 3].
Used in aromatherapy, Juniper Berry essential oil purifies the air, and can create a calming and grounding effect [2, 3].
Try adding it to a bath or diffuser as aromatherapy, or combining with different essential oils to strengthen its effect.
Add to a 20 ml bottle: 2 drops Tea Tree essential oil, 2 drops Juniper Berry essential oil, then fill with Jojoba oil and shake to mix well. Apply directly to toenail fungus. Because of their antifungal and antiseptic abilities, thix mixture helps to treat fungal nails.
Warning & Safety Requirements:
Store oils in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and out of reach of children.