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Juniper Berry Essential Oil



  • Qualities: Detoxifying/cleansing, stimulating, strengthening
  • Aroma: Fresh, pine-y, clear, woody; dry spicy
  • Perfume Note: Top
  • Origin: Italy
  • Cultivation Method: Certified Organic

Parts Used: Berry

Extraction: Steam distilled

Dominant Biochemical Components: Components of the CO2-select extract include (cuticular) waxes, fatty acids & up to 85% essential oil, with compounds such as a-pinene (approx 25%). Compared to the chemical make-up of distilled oil of juniper berries from the same geographical region (in this case, the composition available was from the Balkans) it contains around the same levels of sabinene (approx 10%) , beta-Myrcene, (approx 11%), and other components such as limonene, beta-caryophyllene, beta farnesene & humulene. Germacrene D level is approximately 10%.

Blends Well With: Geranium, Rosemary, Lemon, Lavender, Grapefruit, Cypress, Sandalwood, Clary Sage, Pine, Frankincense, Vetiver, Cedarwood, Sage, Mandarin, Bergamot, Eucalyptus (all), Fennel, Rose Otto

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Essential oils are powerful plant essences that can be used in many ways. From massage oils to room sprays, to skincare to aromatherapeutic blends, these oils are as versatile as they are diverse. When using essential oils by breathing/inhaling their aromas, they are normally used at full strength. Yet when applying them directly on the skin, the large majority of them MUST be diluted. Because essential oils are so powerful, we do not recommend using them internally.

Essential oils are also the basis of natural perfumery and can be used to make aromatic, bespoke blends for every individual who wishes to embark into the world of natural essences.

Storage: Always keep tightly sealed in a cool, dark place. Heat, oxygen, and light degrade the product.

General Precautions: Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. In general, when using essential oils, use caution when dealing with epilepsy & asthma. We highly recommend caution using essential oils during pregnancy. Avoid the use of essential oils in the first trimester.

General Usage: Please avoid the use of essential oils with babies. Before using essential oils with children, ensure each oil is age appropriate and is used responsibly. Many authors have different opinions on this subject, so we suggest you research multiple sources.

We recommend doing a patch test before using an essential oil for the first time. Do not use essential oils on sensitive areas of the skin & keep away from eyes. If any negative reaction occurs, DO NOT RINSE WITH WATER, but rather dilute the area immediately by applying any vegetable oil /carrier oil (coconut, olive oil, etc) to the affected area.

Specific Oil Precautions: Can be sensitizing to skin if oxidized. Avoid the use of old or oxidized oils. Avoid in pregnancy & with babies.

*Though we have provided the aforementioned precautions, they may not be comprehensive and therefore it is each individuals responsibility to research any oils they choose to use. Optimum Health Vitamins ( owned and operated as part of Optimum Health Choices Inc. &/or Optimum Naturals Inc. ) is not responsible for any adverse reactions that may be experienced by using these essential oils.

The information contained on this website is provided for informational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your doctor or another qualified healthcare practitioner. The information is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease or prescribe medication. This information has not been evaluated by Health Canada.

100% pure Juniperus communis CO2 extract that can be used for therapeutic &/or aromatic purposes.