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Organic Juniper

Organic Juniper

Juniperus communis

Botanical Properties

Juniper belongs to the Cupressaceae family. It grows as a small shrub and can live up to 1,000 years. Juniper has strong, needle-like, pointy leaves. Juniper berries, also referred to as 'galbules' in French, take three years to ripen and turn a blackish-blue colour.

Origin and history

Juniper can be found across the entire Mediterranean basin, but also in mountainous regions in Europe. Considered a symbol of longevity by the Ancient Greeks and Romans, its wood was used to extract 'cade oil' to purify the bodies and minds of the deceased.
In Ancient times, Juniper was used for fumigation because it was believed to disinfect the plague and cholera. These days, its berries are used in liqueurs, such as gin, or in cooking (game, terrines, stews, sauerkraut, etc.). 

Organoleptic properties

Aspect: liquid
Colour: pale yellow
Odour: peppery, woody, slightly spicy

Distilled parts: Berries

Country of origin: France

Density: : 0.857 – 0.872


Main biochemical components or chemotype: alpha-Pinene, Sabinene, Myrcene, Limonene.
Allergenic molecules naturally present in this essential oil: Limonene, Linalool.
Certain natural components of this essential oil may cause allergic reactions. Please do an allergy test on the skin in the crease of your elbow before using this product.


Organic Juniper Essential Oil is known for its diuretic and depurative properties as it targets the urinary tracts and promotes diuresis.

  • Juniper Essential Oil is also:
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antispasmodic
  • Analgesic
  • Nervous system regulator
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Depurative
  • Cortisone-like (acts like cortisone)


Organic juniper essential oil has a diuretic and depurative effect, it works really well as a slimming or draining treatment, for soothing tired legs and treating cellulite, cystitis, varicose veins and liver failure. It also used for rheumatism, arthritis, neuritis, sciatica and aching pains.



Please consult a doctor before taking any treatment or therapy orally.
Oral administration: 1 to 2 drops of organic juniper essential oil, three times a day, with a little honey and syrup, or on a lozenge for detoxifying action.
On the skin: Mix 3 drops of organic juniper essential oil + 3 drops of organic jojoba oil and massage into tired legs.
By diffusion: When diffused in the atmosphere, juniper essential oil sharpens the mind, revitalises and increases concentration, purifies and disinfects living rooms.

Possible synergies

Diuretic: Fennel.

Energetic values and synergies

In energy aromatherapy, juniper essential oil is associated with the crown chakra, or the 'Sahasrara'. It is purple in colour.
The crown chakra connects us to the divine power, and juniper activates our connection with the divine universe by reducing our fears and opening the path to enlightenment.
Purification: English lavender.


Flammable. Oral use only under medical advice. Keep out of reach of children. Unadvisable for children under the age of three, pregnant or lactating women. Do not apply to the skin before exposing oneself to the sun. Can be used in cooking. Do not apply neat to the skin.   


The information given on this site regarding essential oils are only to be taken as indications. They do in no way, aim to replace any medical advice given by a qualified doctor. For all therapeutic uses, or if you wish to obtain more information on essential oils, please consult your doctor

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