Botanical Name: Juniperus Communis.
Extraction Method: The Essential Oil is obtained through steam distillation of the berries of the Juniper Berry shrub.
Plant Description: Slow growing coniferous shrub with bluish green narrow, stiff needles. It has a reddish stem, needle-like leaves, small yellow flowers, and blue berries that turn black on ripening. The shrub can reach up to 12 feet high.
Color: Colorless may have a slight yellowish-greenish tinge.
Aromatic Fragrance: Peppery, clear and fresh, somewhat like pine but more peppery. Said to be hot and balsamic.
Aromatic Strength: Medium
Common Applications: Bath, Massage, Inhalation, Vaporizer, Compress
Typically Used By: Aromatherapists, Massage Therapists, Cosmetic Makers.
Storage Directions: Essential Oils should be stored in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight. Essential Oils should be stored in colored glass, the most common storage method being used today are Boston Round Bottles in the amber tint.
Blends Well With: Bergamot Calabrian Essential Oil, Clary Sage Essential Oil, Cypress Essential Oil, Frankincense Essential Oil, Geranium Egyptian Essential Oil, Grapefruit, Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil, Lemongrass Essential Oil, Rosemary French Essential Oil, Sandalwood Essential Oil, Vetiver Essential Oil.
Cautions: Avoid during pregnancy as it can induce labor, avoid if you have kidney disease. Can irritate the skin if used in large quantities, this oil is often adulterated with turpentine so make sure you buy it from a trusted source.