Latin Name: Juniperus communis
Country of Origin: Croatia
Extraction Method: Steam distilled berries and needles
Middle note with a warm, balsamic, woody, piney aroma.
Juniper berries' detoxification qualities are historically well established. Being know for its diuretic and lymphatic decongesting abilities, it is often used for clearing toxins, reducing uric acid in the body, and helpful with gout, cellulite, edema and rheumatic conditions. Its combination of detoxifying and astringent qualities make it useful when addressing skin conditions, like acne, weeping eczema and psoriasis. Include in natural insect repellent sprays, as it is reputed to deter ticks and fleas. Its nervous system benefits can be useful when dealing with both physical and intellectual fatigue.
Do not use internally when pregnant, or when dealing with liver and/or kidney dysfunction. Skin sensitization is possible if using old and/or oxidized oils. Essential Oils are typically used via inhalation and/or topical application while properly diluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to address a specific health need, for a specified period of time. Keep away from children and pets.
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