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Juniper Needle, Wildcrafted

Juniper Needle, Wildcrafted


Pure, Therapeutic Juniper Needle essential oil, Wildcrafted 

Botanical name :   Juniperus communis 

Extraction method / Source :  Steam distillation / Fresh or partially dried needles

Aroma :  Balsamic, woody, pine needle like fragrance

Note classification :  Middle      Odor Intensity : 3

Key constituents : Alpha-pinene 20 - 40%, Camphor, Bornyl acetate, sabinene, limonene, Terpinene-4-ol      (Current Certificate of Analysis available upon request)

Shelf Life:  3 years, if kept in an air tight container away from heat and light.

Plant description :  Botanical family :  Cupressaceae       Juniperus communis is an evergreen bush native to Europe, Asia and the northern hemisphere.  The bush is typically about 2-6 feet in height but sometimes reaches as high as 25 feet.  Male juniper trees have yellow cones and female trees have bluish-green cones.  Both have silvery-green leaves which are needle-like.  The green berries take 3 years to ripen to a blue color.  Juniper bushes can live for up to 2000 years.

Regions of Production :  Bulgaria

Growing Practices :   Plants indigenous to the region are harvested from the wild, away from pesticides or chemical fertilizers.

Properties :   Antiseptic, detoxifying, diuretic, purifying, stimulant, increases circulation, supports regeneration of nerve cells.        Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.

Uses / Benefits :  Pure Juniper Needle essential oil acts as a detoxifier, is cleansing to the intestines, and eases the pain of swelling due to menstruation, rheumatism, and arthritis. Helps with the treatment of bladder infection or urinary stones (Note: if you have a fever or pus in your urine, seek immediate medical attention). Recommended for weeping eczema, acne and psoriasis. Helps relieve nervousness and mental fatigue. Promotes healthy circulation and warms cold hands and feet.  Also used as a natural fragrance in soaps and skin care products.

Modes of Administration :  Topical :  massage, compress, bath, sitz bath, skin care.    Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer.

Fragrant influences:  Elevates spiritual awareness and promotes a feeling of well being.   Improves mental clarity and memory. 

Safety :  Non-toxic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing.  Avoid if you are pregnant or breast feeding, or if you have kidney disease.

Blends well with :  Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Pine, Rosemary, Sage, Sandalwood, Vetiver

History / Fun Facts :   In medieval times, bundles of juniper branches were hung over doorways to repel witches.


References :

Althea Press, Essential Oils : Natural Remedies, 2015.  Althea Press, Berkeley, CA .

Battaglia, SalvatoreThe Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition, 2003. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Brisbane, Australia 

Green, MindyNatural Perfumes, 1999. Interweave Press, Loveland, CO.

Schnaubelt, KurtThe Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils : The Science of Aromatherapy2011. Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT.

Notice : This information is for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease, and should not take the place of evaluation by a qualified health professional. Although we strive to provide information which is accurate and up to date, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information.

Precautions : Pure essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts. Do not use them undiluted, or in the eyes or mucus membranes. If applying an essential oil to the skin, always dilute it with a proper carrier oil and test on a small patch of skin before applying to a large area. Do not take them internally except under the direction of a qualified professional trained in Aromatherapy. Always familiarize yourself with the safety, contraindications and proper preparation of each essential oil before use. Note that when using essential oils for children and the elderly, very low concentrations should be used. Keep all essential oils away from children and pets.