Exploring Aromatherapeutic Properties and Benefits of Juniper Essential Oil

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Juniper (Juniperus) is a genus of evergreen trees and shrubs from the Cypress family. In Bulgaria, it can be found individually or in groups on deforested mountain slopes or in the middle of coniferous and oak forests up to 1700 m above sea level. Since ancient times, people have used the fruit as an antiseptic and diuretic. These qualities make juniper oil indispensable when you want to cleanse your body from accumulated toxins, water, and salts.

We’ve picked out some of the ways you can incorporate this broad-spectrum oil into your aromatherapy.

Exploring the Effects of Juniper Essential Oil

General toning effect – acts as a natural skin toner, helping to diminish the visibility of skin imperfections.

Stimulates the functions of the nervous and digestive system, release of gastric juice (carminative action), tones the stomach and intestinal tract, and improves appetite.

Enhances the flow of menstrual blood (emmenagogue action) and the excretion of urine (diuretic action).

Acts as an antiseptic and antispasmodic. Purifies the blood, favors the release of uric acid and toxins. It has anti-rheumatic and anti-diabetic effects.

Enhances metabolism within the skin layer, cleanses the skin from impurities and toxins, and promotes its healing.

100% natural composition

The oil is obtained by steam distillation of fruits of wild blue Juniper (Juniperus communis). It is 100% organic certified, and meets the BDS ISO 16128-1:2018 standard.

Among the aromatic molecules in juniper oil are pinenes (ά and β-Pinene), camphene (Camfen), cubene (Cubene), sabinene (Sabinene), limonene (Limonene), etc. Pinenes, as the name suggests, give the fresh resinous-balsamic smell that we associate with conifers and shrubs. This ingredient has anti-inflammatory, anti-inflammatory and local antiseptic properties. Camphor has an antiseptic effect. Limonene  improves concentration, induce a sense of fulfilment and increase energy in the body.

Application

Aroma lamp/aroma diffuser: 7-8 drops per 15-20 sq. m. area, in case of physical and mental fatigue, neutralizes harmful energy influences.

Aroma bath: 6-10 drops dissolved in 1 tbsp. honey, milk or sea salt. For problems with the musculoskeletal system, rheumatism, arthritis, gout, varicose veins, arteriosclerosis, circulatory disorders.

Massage/self-massage: mix 4 drops with 10 ml. base oil, for lymphatic drainage and detoxification, for cellulite and tissue congestion, swelling due to rheumatism and arthritis.

Compress: 4-6 drops per 400 ml. Hot water.

Mask: to 2 tbsp. white clay add 2-3 drops of oil, mix well with floral water and apply to the face, avoiding the eye area. Improves metabolism in the skin layer, in case of skin problems: eczema, acne, purulent formations, boils.

Hair care: for oily hair, dandruff and hair loss, add 3-4 drops to the amount of shampoo required for one wash. Rub well, leave on for a few minutes and rinse.

Contraindications: Do not use in the first months of pregnancy and after an abortion. For internal administration, consult an aromatherapist.

Aroma Blends

Juniper has a fresh aroma, with woody-balsamic notes. Due to the resin content in its composition, it has notes resembling fire smoke. Traditionally, juniper has been included in perfumes for men and unisex fragrances.

You can successfully combine juniper oil with other aromas from the conifer group. It also mixes with the woody and herbaceous groups. We recommend it in combination with essential oils of scotch pine, rosemary, lavender, sage, and geranium.

Essential oil of juniper or the supercritical extract are ingredients with an extremely beneficial effect on the skin, which we put in some of our best cosmetic formulas:

In case you have any questions about the products and how to use them – we will be happy to answer at  hello@ecomaat.eu or on our FB page.