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Juniper Berry

Juniper essential oil from Russia has a strong balsamic aroma with sweet pine needle characteristics.

Used in aromatherapy to help relieve mental and emotional issues, such as anxiety and mental fatigue.

For skin care it can be used topically to help relieve a wide range problems, such as eczema, weeping eczema, acne, psoriasis, hair loss, and dandruff.

It also has an antiseptic effect that may help protect wounds from infection and tetanus.


Botanical Name: Juniperus communis L., fam. Cupressaceae

Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation

Part Typically Used: Berries/Twigs

Country of Origin: Russia

Class: Monoterpene

Major Constituents
Pinene <alpha> – 43%
Pinene <beta-> – 8%
Terpinen-4-ol – 5%
Limonene – 4%
Myrcene 4%
Terpineol <alpha-> – 3%
Thujopsene <cis-> – 3%
Copaene <alpha> – 3%
Terpinyl acetate <beta> – 2%
Linalool – 2%
Caryophyllene <trans> – 2%
Cedrol – 2%
Sabinene – 2%
Bornyl acetate – 1%
Camphene – 1%


Aromatherapy / Home Use

Nervous System: Anxiety, Nervous tension, Stress related problems. Calming, Strengthening & Purify, Insomnia, releases nightmares/fears and also the Fear of moving forward. Use with Bergamot for emotional depletion.

Genito-urinary System: Dysmenorrhea, Leucorrhea, Amenorrhea, Uterine disorders, Fluid retention, Kidney infections, Cystitis, Prostrate problems, Urinary infections, Tender Breasts.

Skin Care:  Acne, Wounds, Dermatitis, Eczema, Hair loss, Hemorrhoids, Oily complexions, as a skin toner.

Circulation, Muscle & Skeletal system: Accumulation of toxins, Arteriosclerosis, Cellulitis, Gout, Varicose veins, Obesity, Rheumatism, Joint Pain, Increases blood pressure.

Immune system: Colds flu and Infections.

Digestive System: Stomach upset, Over-indulgence, Stimulate digestion, Laxative.

Special use:  Detoxification. Affinity for the Urinary tract. Good for elderly treatment of joint disease. Historically associated with ritual cleansing, was burned in temples to ward off evil. Use to disinfect in times of the plagues & contagious disease. Cholera, typhoid and tapeworms.

Juniper berries are used to give Gin it’s distinct flavor.

May also be used on Cats & Dogs to get rid of Ticks or Fleas – use in low dose.

Blends Well With: Bergamot, Grapefruit, Clary Sage, Cypress, Frankincense, Rose, Geranium, Rosewood, Fir, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Lavender, Rosemary, Benzoin, Elemi and citrus.

Safety Data: Non-toxic, Non-sensitizing, Slight irritant. Should not be used during Pregnancy as stimulates the uterine muscle, Can be used during labour.     


General Essential Oil Safety Recommendations

  • Do not take essential oils internally unless under advisement by a qualified medical professional.
  • Do not use essential oils undiluted on the skin. It is always best to try a small patch test first of the diluted essential oil.
  • People who are pregnant or have serious medical problems are advised to consult with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using essential oils.
  • Use extreme caution when using essential oils with children. It is safest to consult with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using essential oils with children.


General Disclaimer
The product information provided on this website is intended for educational purposes only. The information provided is not considered to be complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate. The information contained in this website is not intended to be sufficient to provide diagnosis and/or treatment of medical conditions. It is recommended that treatment of serious health conditions be done with the help of a trained qualified medical practitioner.



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