Juniper Leaf Essential Oil

Juniperus communis

Studied Properties

APPEARANCE Colorless, transparent mobile liquid
ODOUR Fresh, warm and balsamic aroma
SPECIFIC GRAVITY @20°C 0.860 to 0.876
REFRACTIVE INDEX @20°C 1.469 to 1.485

The main constituents of juniper leaf oil are:
p-mentha 1,4-diene

ALLERGENS: Contains Limonene and Myrcene.

Common Uses

Juniper leaf oil is known to be beneficial when it comes to aromatherapy, skin care and general health and wellbeing. It has been shown to ease health complaints such as urine retention, arthritis rheumatism, gout, kidney stones and urinary tract infections.

With natural antibacterials, juniper leaf oil is one the most natural remedies for fighting skin irritation such as rashes, eczema and infections. Due to its antiseptic abilities it can serve as a home remedy for acne.

Hair care:
Juniper oil can permeate the scalp and its cleansing effect works well in
detoxifying the hair follicles. It also helps to combat dandruff and its astringent anti-fungal qualities assist in decreasing dandruff growth.

When used with a diffuser juniper berry oil can be calming and help with stress and anxiety.

Blends well with:
Agarwood, Amyris, Bergamot and other Citrus oils, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Cypress, Fir, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Mandarin, Myrrh, Nutmeg, Patchouli, Pine, Rosemary, Sandalwood and Vetiver.

Juniper Leaf oil has a very fresh, lively, diffusive, balsamic aroma with a defined, warm woody back note; its fine aroma is indicative of great care taken in the distillation process. Juniper is one of the most widely used oils in aromatherapy and Juniper Leaf oil is a perfect ingredient to include in an invigorating massage oil due to its ability to create a sensation of warmth, comfort, and relief.

It's attributes include a strengthening effect on the nerves and psychologically Juniper is said to uplift the spirits during times of low energy, anxiety and weakness. Juniper is a traditional ingredient in Eastern European cabbage and sauerkraut recipes. It is also the characteristic aroma found in gin.

Juniper Leaf/Branch essential oil embodies the stoic and adaptive character of the Juniperus genus in spite of, or perhaps because of, extreme temperatures, punishing winds and poor soil. More than just an aromatic jewel, the life force that we may borrow from this oil represents the epitome of strength and survival in the face of adversity.

More about Juniper Leaf Essential Oil

Studied Properties

  • Antiseptic
  • Antibacterial
  • Astringent
  • Antifungal
  • Soothing
  • Calming

Common Uses

  • Aromatherapy
  • Body Care
  • Hair & Scalp Care
  • Skin Care
  • Massage
  • Dry Skin
  • Muscles & Joints

Feature Constituents

While care is taken in good faith to ensure the information offered here is reliable and correct, Naturally Australian Products Inc cannot guarantee the accuracy of information and recommends that each ingredient be further researched with respect to its use.

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