Juniper Berry (Juniperus communis)


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Not an overly tall tree, but a slow growing evergreen shrub tree of about 10 metres tall, grown in the wild, with narrow bluish-green needles. Flowers and round green berries in their first year, turning black in the second and third years. Which require 3 growing seasons to fully mature.

It is a native to northern Europe, it is now commonly found in the dry areas of Europe, America and Asia. As the essential oil is produced from most parts of the plant including leaves and branches, the berries yield the highest quality essential oil. The berries come from the dried fruit of the female cone which is collected for distillation.

This particular variety grows wild in the Himalayan region and is considered a slightly sweeter option. Obviously, due to different geographical locations and weather conditions, the various constituents will be slightly somewhat different.

Ingredients: Juniperus communis Oil

Botanical name: Juniperus communis

Common name: Juniper berry

Plant part: Berries and twigs

Extraction method: Steam distilled

Common uses: Juniper berry has traditionally been used for its diuretic and lymphatic decongestant properties.

Note: Middle

Strength of aroma: Medium

Aromatic scent: Fresh, balsamic, woody-sweet and pine needle-like scent.

Caution: Non-toxic, non-sensitising and non-irritant. Avoid during pregnancy.

Juniper is a herb of protection and purification. It is burned as incense and used to ritually “sweep” an area in preparation for a ritual.

Blends Well With

Agarwood (Oud) (Aquilaria crassna)
Ambrette Absolute (Musk) (Abelmoschus moschatus)
Amyris (Amyris balsamifera)
Angelica Root (Angelica archangelica)
Balsam of Peru (Myroxylon balsamum)
Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)
Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum)
Cedarwood Himalayan (Cedrus deodara)
Cinnamon – Leaf (Cinnamomum ceylanicum)
Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomum verum)
Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea)
Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)
Elemi (Canarium luzonicum)
Fir Needle – Siberian (Abies sibirica)
Frankincense (Boswellia serrata)
Galbanum (Ferula gummosa)
Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
Labdanum Absolute (Cistus ladaniferus)
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
Liquidambar (Liquidambar styraciflua)
Mandarin (Citrus reticulata)
Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha)
Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans)
Oakmoss Absolute (Evernia prunastri)
Orris Absolute (Iris pallida)
Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)
Pine (Pinus sylvestris)
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Sandalwood – Australian (Santalum spicatum)
Sandalwood – Indian (Santalum album)
Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla planifolia)
Vetiver (Chrysopogon zizanioides)

Aromatic Families



Very fresh, sweet-balsamic, green, with faint terpenic top notes, woody-green body notes and pine-like undertones.

Aromatic Note

Middle to Top


Prolonged/excessive use may cause kidney irritation/damage; old and/or oxidized oil may cause skin sensitisation. Do not use when acute kidney or urinary tract infection exists. Although this oil has GRAS status (Generally Recognized as Safe), we recommend avoiding use with small children, elders, epileptics, pregnant and nursing women, and those who have acute kidney and urinary tract infections. Dilute before using. A patch test should be performed before use for those with sensitive skin..

Additional information

Bottle Size

5mL, 10mL, 50mL, 100mL

Important Notes: Information on the traditional uses and properties of herbs and essential oils are provided on this site for historical and educational purposes only, and is not intended as medical advice. If you have any serious health concerns, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs or essential oils.

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