Juniper essential oil is traditionally steam-distilled from the needles, twigs, wood and berries. However, juniper berry oil, which is extracted solely from the berries, is superior in quality. It’s a pale oil with a watery viscosity and a fresh, clear and slightly woody and fruity fragrance.
The main chemical components of juniper berry oil are a-pinene, b-pinene, camphene, sabinene, y-terpinene, a-phellandrene, myrcene, a-terpinene, 1,4-cineole, b-phellandrene, terpinen-4-ol, p-cymene, cayophyllene and bornyl acetate.
It also has trace amounts of camphor, limonene, nerol, linalool, borneol and linalyl acetate.
- Juniper berry oil helps with improving blood circulation, which is essential in removing toxins like uric acid from the body
- You can use juniper berry oil topically to help relieve a wide range of skin and hair problems, such as eczema, weeping eczema, acne, psoriasis, hair loss and dandruff.
- Juniper Berry Oil is also useful with fluid retention and helps prevent cellulite formation.
- Juniper berry oil is also an antiseptic that may help protect wounds from infection.