Juniper Berry - 10ml

Harriet Herbery

Juniper Berry - 10ml
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Botanical Name: Junperus communis

Juniper berry oil is used to help calm nerves, anxiety, nervous tension and exhaustion. It's my go to favourite oil in my aromatic clinic for children who are having trouble sleeping with night terrors. It's an incredible oil. Smells lovely too!

Method of extraction: Steam Distilled

Parts used: female seed cone

Colour: Clear appearance

Aroma: Fresh, piney, bittersweet and woody odor

Solubility: Not soluble in water, soluble in alcohol and oil

Chemical composition

The main chemical components of juniper oil are a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, a-phellandrene, a-terpinene, y-terpinene, 1,4-cineole, b-phellandrene, p-cymene, terpinen-4-ol, bornyl acetate, cayophyllene and trace amounts of limonene, camphor, linalool, linalyl acetate, borneol and nerol.

Precautions

It is considered non-toxic but since it can stimulate the uterine muscle it should not be used during pregnancy, nor by people with kidney problems. It is non-sensitizing, but some people do have a reaction to it, and it is generally wise to us this oil in moderation.

Therapeutic properties

The therapeutic properties of juniper oil are antiseptic, anti-rheumatic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, depurative, diuretic, rubefacient, stimulating, stomachic, sudorific, vulnerary and tonic.

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