Juniper berry oil is obtained via steam distillation of the needles, wood and powdered fruits of juniper, bearing the scientific name Juniperus communis belong to Cupressaceae family. This essential oil is mostly known by its immune system booster and effective detoxifier quality; juniper berry plants originate from Bulgaria and have a long history of naturally helping prevent each short- and long-term illness. Juniper plant commonly grown in North America, Europe, Southwest Asia, California, New Mexico and Utah and it grows up to 6-25 feet and can identified through needle blue green leaves, small yellow flowers and blue- black berries or fruits. The evergreen tree is additionally popular as a residential ornament plant, often used in wildlife plantings and shelterbelts. The aromatic (fragrant) wood is also used for making furniture, fence posts and pencils.
Pure berry oil of Juniper has many unique properties like that antispasmodic, antiseptic, astringent, antirheumatic, analgesic, diuretic and tonic etc. Its main chemical components are terpineol, alpha-pinene, bornyl acetate, camphene, beta pinene, sabinene, myrcene, alpha-phellandrene, alpha-terpinene, gamma terpinene, cineole, beta phellandrene, para-cymene and caryophyllene. It also has selected properties of camphor, limonene, linalool, nerol, linalyl acetate and borneol etc.
Juniper oil is most generally used in natural remedies for sore throat and respiratory infections, fatigue, muscle aches and arthritis. It can additionally help soothe skin flair-ups, raise the immune system, and help with insomnia and useful resource with digestion. This relaxing oil can assist relieve mental and emotional issues, such as anxiety and mental fatigue. It is used in vapor therapy as it helps in emotional issues such as addiction, nervous tension and hangovers. Juniper berry oil can also an assist with an accelerated blood circulation, which is essential in removing toxins like uric acid from the body.
It is added into lotion and creams as it is effective against skin issues such as oily skin, acne, dermatitis, psoriasis and weeping eczema. It is used in massage oil or added to bath water as it provides relieve from pain. It can be used diluted on compress for arthritis and provide relieve from pain in passing urine, swollen joints, gout and muscle fatigue. It act as laxative and helps in regulating menstrual cycle. It provides protection against digestive problems like stomach upsets, intestinal fermentation, colitis etc.
Juniper berry oil is pale oil with watery viscosity, nice fruity smelling and having fresh and calming aroma. It is non-toxic, non- sensitizing. It helps in provide relief from hemorrhoids. It is used as natural cleansing and detoxifying agents. This essential oil soothes the symptoms of indigestion like heartburn alongside with acid reflux. It is naturally good insect repellent.
Juniper essential oil blends properly with cedar wood oil, cypress, bergamot essential oil, natural grapefruit, and geranium, Lavender, pure Lime, Vetiver, Lemon and Lemongrass and so on.