Juniper Berry (Juniperus communis) essential oil is a colorless to pale yellow liquid displaying a warm, green, resinous, coniferous bouquet with a warm woody-balsamic-nutty undertone. Juniper, a purifying oil that is a disinfectant, repels insects and sooths bug bites. It is also a refreshing oil to lift the spirits, and improve mental clarity.
Best ways to use Juniper essential oil:
Other oils it blends well with:
Atlas cedar, bergamot, frankincense, lavender, neroli, rose geranium, rosemary, sandalwood.
Fun facts: In the middle ages juniper was burned to combat the plague. The tree was a food source for the Native Americans. In India the leaves were burned as incense.
Cautions: considered Non-toxic, though should be careful with sensitive skin. It should not be used by those with kidney disease, acute bladder infections, or during pregnancy.