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  • botanical name: juniperus communis
  • country of origin: hungary, morocco
  • extraction method: steam distilled
  • plant part: berries
  • strength of aroma: medium
  • aromatic scent: sharp green, woody conifer scent
  • blends well with: bergamot, clary sage, chamomile roman, coriander seed, cypress, fir needle, frankincense frereana, grapefruit pink, laurel leaf, blood orange, and black pepper
  • kidsafe®: yes
  • cautions: none known
  • size: 10 mL (1/3 oz.)

juniper berry, famously known as the berry from which the alcoholic spirit gin is obtained, is an essential oil well-known for its calming effects on nervous tension. diffused into the air, it can be used as a natural purifier and is great to use during meditation. when applied diluted to the skin, juniper berry produces skin warmth which may help ease the discomfort of a strenuous workout. diluted in carrier oil and rubbed on the legs, it can assist with feelings of congestion or tightness.

directions: add 2 drops of juniper berry, two drops of cypress, and 2 drops of roman chamomile in a carrier oil to apply to areas of soreness after a workout. if you spend long hours on your feet, a refreshing footbath with 1/2 cup epsom salts, 1 teaspoon carrier oil, 15 drops juniper berry, and 15 drops spearmint oils will feel amazing. mix the essential oils into the carrier oil and stir; add to the epsom salts and mix thoroughly into the water in the foot basin.

disclaimer: the international federation of aromatherapists does not recommend that essential oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a medical doctor who is also qualified in clinical aromatherapy. all cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. this statement has not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. bottles are filled by volume. some bottle sizes may not be filled to the top, but do contain the volume of oil specified.