Juniperus communis (Macedonia or Nepal)
Wild juniper berries boasts anti-fungal, anti-viral cleansing properties, stimulate elimination of the body, add flair in the kitchen & are truly cooling and refreshing –
– Effective deodorizer
– Flavor in foods/beverages
– Improves circulation (stimulate lymph / kidneys)
– Localized analgesic
– Skin care – astringent
– Stimulate elimination (diuretic)
– Wild note in botanical perfumery
Dr. Nick Notes
Juniper has been an incredible essence to explore over the years. Throw a few drops into a spray bottle with water and you have a crowd pleaser at an outdoor event with warm temperatures. This same solution is tonifying, tightens pores and reduces acne. Very cooling, refreshing, juniper tends to increase circulation and blend well with other herbaceous essences.
Wild and fresh, this extract is so clear and offers much to botanical perfumery. My most recent experience in playing with juniper berry extract used 19 different botanical extracts, 8 wild-crafted from Arizona and Utah for “Wild-Fly”, a specially formulated blend for Firefly Gathering in Arizona. Juniper heightens the notes, cools the blend and pops an additional layer of depth in conjunction with other essences.
Juniper extract is interesting to experiment in the kitchen, adding into club soda creates a satisating beverage like no other! Try massaging into your temples or over your body on a hot day – really optimal into your lymph nodes. Also rather nice in sore muscles for a cooling, localized analgesic experience. Effective against acne and drys overly wet skin sebum – do enjoy on the face!
How to Use
Try diluting into a carrier oil (ie. Coconut) and delivering onto athlete's foot or other pesky fungal infections. Add drops into a few ounces of water and use as a heavenly toner for the face. Infuse into a carrier oil to aid in cramps or for areas of poor circulation. Get a spray bottle filled with water and infuse some juniper / rosemary for a cooling, deodorizing antiseptic mist.
Add to your sponge when cleaning the kitchen – anti-infective and very cleansing. Juniper is great diffused into your bedroom at times of colds/flus (try with eucalyptus & rosemary). Infuse single drops into club soda for a refreshing beverage. Experiment with your cooking – report what you find!
Not recommended for internal use during pregnancy. Contraindicated in kidney disease, especially inflammation of kidneys. If used internally, do not use longer than one month – allow for at least two weeks in between.
~ Be Blessed ~
Scent: Cool, wild woody/piney essence, whispers of the high desert ~ refreshing
Blends Well With: Black Pine, Blood Orange, Cedar (Atlas / Himalayan), Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Elemi, Frankincense, Grapefruit, Lavandin, Marjoram, Myrrh, Neroli, Nutmeg, Opoponax, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Silver Fir, Vetiver
Origin: Macedonia | Nepal
Extraction Method: CO2 Select Extract | Steam Distilled
Part of Plant Used: Berries | Berries/Leaves/Branches
Terpenes: a-pinene, b-myrcene, b-farnesene, bornyl-acetate, germacrene D
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using this product. *