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Juniper Berry essential oil has an aroma that is fresh, warm and balsamic.
Common Name: Juniper Berry
Plant Part: Berry
Form: Essential Oil
Synonyms: Common juniper
Origin: Native to the northern hemisphere. Grows in dry areas in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America. The oil is produced mainly in France, Italy, Canada, Austria, Spain and Germany.
Botanical Description: An evergreen perennial shrub that may reach up to 5-meter (15 ft.) high, with bluish-green narrow needle like leaves. It has an irregular stem and the leaves are terminated by a sharp thorn. Inconspicuous male and female flowers on separate plants. The berries are round and blue-violet in color.
Method of Extraction: Essential oil is obtained by the steam distillation of the dried ripe berries.
Aroma Profile: Juniper Berry has a fresh, pine needle-like top note. The middle note is warm, balsamic and sweet, with a pine-like undertone. The dry out note is rich, balsamic and fairly tenacious.
Major Constituents: ¨¢-pinene(35%), myrcene (30%), ¦Â-pinene, sabinene, limonene.
Common Adulterants: With distillate of fermented berries used in the manufacture of alcoholic beverages (gin). Indicated by sharp terpenic oils.
Regulatory Status: GRAS 182.20.
Aroma Benefits: warming, cleansing, purifying
Blends Well With: Amyris, Sandalwood, Myrrh, Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Spearmint, Lemon
Liquor Color: The oil is a pale yellow to colorless mobile liquid.
Directories: Essential Oils
Description: Juniper Berry essential oil has an aroma that is fresh, warm and balsamic.