Common English Name: Juniper berry.
Botanical Name: Juniperus communis.
Plant Family: Cupressaceae.
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation of the berries.
Origin: Indigenous to countries such as Canada, northern Europe, and northern Asia.
Plant Description: A medium-sized evergreen tree with blue-green needles, small flowers, and berries. The berries mature from green to black after the first year.
Main Chemical Components: Monoterpenes: pinene, myrcene, sabinene, limonene, and terpinene.
Blends Well With: Cedarwood, cypress, pine, fir needle, and citrus essential oils; carrier oils.
Uses: Damaged hair, oily skin, damaged skin, calming.
Fun Fact: Juniper is referenced in the Bible for cleansing, purifying, and eliminating negative and false actions.
Cautions for Use: Do not use during pregnancy. Possible sensitivity in some people. Do not use if you suffer from kidney disease.