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Juniper Berry Essential Oil


In ancient times, the Greeks used Juniper Berry to combat epidemics. It’s known in aromatherapy for its ability to help the body detox and for the ability to remove excess waters from the body.

Name of Oil:  Juniper Berry

Latin Binomial:  Juniperus communis

Countries of Origin:  Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, France

Scent Profile:  Crisp, woody, sweet, earthy, slightly fruity

Parts used in distillation:  Berries

Oil Characteristics:  Clear, thin, middle note, mild to medium intensity

Cultivation:  Non Sprayed


Used in aromatherapy for the symptomatic relief of:

Colds, flu, acne, cellulitis, gout, hemorrhoids, obesity, rheumatism and toxic build up.

Used in aromatherapy to help ease emotional symptoms of:

Calming, helps to ease stress


Used as a ritualistic incense by the ancient Greeks to combat epidemics and by Aboriginal Peoples and Tibetans for ceremonial purposes

Chemical Constituents

a-pinene, sabinene, b-myrcene, terpinene-4-ol, limonene, b-pinene,gamma-terpinene, delta-3-carene, a-terpinene

Safety & References

Safety Data:

Avoid oxidized oil

Books Cited:

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia

Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young

Aromatherapy – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood

Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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